Released via Galway imprint Citog Records, Galway singer-songwriter Eoin Dolan’s new EP Superior Fiction is a four-track distillation of his yearning, sci-fi-tinged surf pop craft. Steeped in the imagery and atmosphere of a vintage seaside town, it confines within its minutes Dolan’s remarkable knack for marrying heartbreaking melodies and gentle instrumentation with the sadness and beauty of 1960s surf pop. Featuring an animated video created by Galway songsmith David Boland AKA New Pope, the EP’s lead single and title track – a self-proclaimed “ode to truth” marrying breezy, full-band balladry with Dolan’s incisive lyrics – is a perfect case in…
The title cut from an EP that he will release at the end of August, ‘Superior Fiction’ is a self-proclaimed ode to truth” that finds Galway songsmith Eoin Dolan in particularly inspired form. Equally parts breezy and incisive, its forward-moving surf-pop sway melds woozy keyboard lines with a harmonic and lyrical sensibility that continue to make his lo-fi, sci-fi-tinted craft a joy to behold. Featuring Conor Deasy on guitar/backing vocals, James Casserly on drums and Adam Sheeran on bass, Superior Fiction was self-recorded, mastered by Fergal Davis and will be released in association with Citog Records. Have a first listen to its title track below.