Fresh from the success of his album Live At The Mac in December of last year, 2016 Northern Ireland Music Prize winner Ciaran Lavery is back with his new single Bad Man, taken from A King At Night.
The beautifully delicate, five-track EP is a collection of Bonnie Prince Billy numbers, set for a special Record Store Day release on Saturday 22nd April on Believe Recordings.
Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) is an artist that has long fascinated Lavery and this release acts as ‘a fitting nod of appreciation’ to the legendary songwriter. Given the depth of Oldham’s back catalogue as Bonnie Prince Billy, Ciaran had a wealth of extraordinary tracks to choose from, leading him to plump for ones ‘that sat well within the realms of the world we created in the studio’. Bad Man is the second single taken from the EP and it’s a wonderfully punchy, brooding number, with its sharp electric guitar part adding a menacing undertone.
“To me personally, Will Oldham defines the modern day artist in that he is always evolving and creating. He never hangs around long enough in one space to become predictable and he lives through his music” Ciaran Lavery