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The Revo­lu­tion

Mar­cella Records

Here’s an­other Ir­ish singer­song­writer who has toiled at the coal­face of the mu­sic in­dus­try, only to scarper with barely enough dirty nuggets to keep warm. Fiach Mo­ri­arty (he was plain Fiach when he re­leased his de­but al­bum, So I, in 2010) has grafted apace over the past few years, re­shap­ing his hereto­fore quite spar­tan sound into a far broader of­fer­ing. With a loose con­cept fo­cus­ing on so­cial and po­lit­i­cal ac­tivism (mixed with deftly wo­ven mem­oir), the songs of­ten ap­proach ra­dio-friendly power pop (that’s a good thing), and rarely sound forced (ditto). The ti­tles might too ob­vi­ously sign­post top­ics ( Revo­lu­tion, Mount Street Bridge, Free­dom and Re­sis­tance, Oil and Wa­ter), but there’s a con­fi­dence that marks Mo­ri­arty out. So an­other Ir­ish singer-song­writer who has toiled at the coal­face might just be about to get­ach­mu­

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