We’ve long championed former Shrug Life frontman Danny Carroll as a forerunner in the conversation around Ireland’s greatest current-day lyricists. Continually capturing his milieu in sardonic, vivid detail, age has sharpened his instincts and composition, yet tempered his self-deprecative tendencies – to a point. That point is exactly what Carroll’s latest single, ‘Cheesemonger’, finds itself wrestling with throughout.
The track is featured on Volume IV of the Litany of Failures compilation of which Danny Carroll is co-curator. It comes out tomorrow on digital & vinyl, and we’re pleased to give you a first look at the video for ‘Cheesemonger’. It will also feature on Carroll’s forthcoming solo album, produced by Chris W. Ryan (Robocobra Quartet, Just Mustard, New Dad), its video was directed by Iarla McKeon.
Catch Danny Carroll on tour later this month with fellow Litany of Failures contributor Laurie Shaw:
– Friday 22nd September – Casey’s, Wexford
– Saturday 23rd September – Whelan’s (Upstairs), Dublin
– Thursday 28th September – Prim’s, Kinsale
– Friday 29th September – Levis’, Ballydehob
– Saturday 30th September – Plug’d, Cork
Photo by Darren Hill