The final single release from the acclaimed The Moon Loses Its Memory album is a double A-side. It makes no sense any more but it’s being done anyways. The songs collectively showcase the two different sides to the album (the quirky off kilter “moon loses its memory” and the softer haunting “thirst & water”)
To celebrate the release of a new single Cormac will be joined by Martin Leahy for a special gig in L’Atitude, the old Lobby bar. The last time Cormac and Martin played together was for an ambitious and successful gig in Triskel Christchurch so it is a fantastic opportunity to catch them in a more intimate setting.
Cormac will then play solo gigs in Ballymore Eustace and the DC music club in Dublin in March.
Feb 25th: L’Atitude, Cork (with Martin Leahy on drums/bass)]
Feb 26th: Release date of the singles
March 7th: Mick Murphys, Ballymore Eustace, Kildare
March 11th: DC Music Club, Dublin
You can listen (and download for free) the two songs here:
The songs on the new single (due for release February 26th are The Moon Loses Its Memory and Thirst & Water. Here is what people had to say about the two songs.
The Moon Loses Its Memory
“Shades of Paddy McAloon or Martin Stephenson in its giddy, charming major seventh melody and brilliant wrongfooting tempo” – We Are Noise
“off-kilter time-signatures and jerky melody, recalls Cork outfit Microdisney at their left-field finest” – Hot Press
“Potent” – Folkwords
“a quirky start-stop affair which is very different and demands attention” – Musician.ie
“has a certain avant garde feel to it with the frequent ralls and complex guitar riffs.” – Independent Music Review
“indie-pop reminiscent of Field Music” – Golden Plec
“could almost be a piece by Pink Floyd’s lost man Sid Barrett just before he finally lost his way” – Fatea Magazine
“undeniable explosive nature ..a mastery of Jazz Bossa and Irish folk..take you on a jazzy and poppy ride” – Sphere Music
Thirst & Water
“The song washes over you in waves, and the lyrics have a beautiful melancholic aspect” – Celebrity Café
“poignant” – Musician.ie
“Cormac’s solo guitar pieces really give the song the feeling that we are not just listening to his songs, we are experiencing his story, practically standing by his side watching the story unfold” – GiggingNI.com
“gorgeously melodic” – Hot Press
“a warm folksy masterpiece with guitar and vocals standing out in the mix, and featuring Aoife Regan on backing and harmonising vocals. This is a song that will remain with the listener long after it has ended” – Whisperin and hollerin
“sweet melody and a haunting chorus” – Independent Music Review
“Reminiscent at times of Martin Stephenson.. a tour de force” – Americana UK
“haunting. Effortlessly charming” – Songwriter Magazine
Cormac O Caoimh & Martin Leahy. Photo by Dark Hearts Photography. Location: Triskel Christchurch
CORMAC O CAOIMH
Cormac O Caoimh is due to release a double A-side from the “The Moon Loses Its Memory” album. The album has already been featured and received excellent reviews in MOJO MAGAZINE, The Sunday Times, The Daily Star, Hot Press, The Ticket and many many more. He has done live sessions and interviews on RTE Radio 1, NEwstalk, KCLR to name but a few and all 14 songs of the cd have already received airplay on national stations in the UK and Ireland and across Europe. And his last gig (his most ambitious to date) he played with Martin Leahy in the Triskel Christchurch, a wonderfully successful double headlining gig with guitarist Pat Coldrick.