Album Stream: Bleeding Heart Pigeons – Stir

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While it’s early days yet, Limerick’s Bleeding Heart Pigeons have just made their claim to one of the Irish albums of the year.

Arriving four years on from their debut album IsStir was written and recorded in a small converted farm-shed in rural West Limerick and finds the threesome in alchemical form.

From opener, the sorcerous ‘Bubble Boy’ to closer ‘Good Dogs Never Die’ – a track that doubles up as one of many peaks on display here – it emphatically consolidates the Michael Keating-fronted band’s forward-pushing alt/indie craft down to twelve tracks.

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