New Irish artist, Emmet O'Malley will release his debut album, 'Playtime', in Monroe's Backstage Bar on Friday 9th September 2011. The album will be released on CD and as a digital download from iTunes.
Playtime is a powerful and exciting pop debut, musically and thematically. It's an album that deals with the loss of innocence and with the conformity of modern life. Songs are about a wide range of subjects, from the beauty of nature to the horror of suicide, and the loss of ambition in small town Ireland.
Emmet has spent the last few months preparing and recording the album with Galway based producer, Daniel J. Gillen. The album was indepedently recorded at The Recording House, Galway by David Lyons and at Sunstreet Studios, Tuam by Kenny Ralph. Mixing was by Shaun Cadogan at Apollo Studios, Temple Lane, Dublin.
All eleven songs were written and performed by Emmet O'Malley. Joining him for various tracks were accordian player Yvonne McGinley, drummer Stephen O'Mahony and from Sumbrellas, Chris White and Federico Betti.
The result is an epic, eclectic, rock/pop record. Emmet will be joined on the night by his full 5 piece band.
Admission to the launch is 10euro including a free CD copy of the album on the door. Tickets are available in advance by contacting Emmet O'Malley's Facebook page or at
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