He may wield an acoustic guitar and write achingly beautiful universal truths, but Ciaran Lavery couldn’t be further from the sensitive singer-songwriter archetype. The exciting talent from the tiny village of Aghagallon in County Antrim has his own singular sound, one that assimilates myriad influences from Americana to hip-hop, articulated in a grainy delivery with a deep soul impulse over processed beats and sumptuous strings. It’s all there on his second album, LET BAD IN, the eclectic, absorbing follow-up to 2013’s Not Nearly Dark.
Ciaran Lavery announces 'Live at the Mac'
Ciaran Lavery announces 'Live at the Mac', a live recording with accompaniment from a three-piece string ensemble at The Mac Theatre, Belfast last December. Alongside his original songs, it also features covers of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Pre-order your copy: ciaranlavery.lnk.to/mac
Ciaran Lavery's Spotify Sessions Live Album is Out Now!
Ciaran Lavery's Spotify Sessions recorded live at SXSW is OUT NOW! You can listen here. Here's what Ciaran had to say about it: "It was just heading over 30 degree heat & I was wearing a suit - as usual, I was fiercely overdressed, in the heart of Austin Texas for SXSW. It was my first year in Austin, first year at the festival & my first official live show in the US so I managed to be ticking one hell of amount of boxes all at once. Spotify house was alive with so many new & wonderful sounds/people. All at once I never felt as far from home & connected at the same time. I took to the stage under the fiery heat of the sun & awash with an abundance of smiling faces I tapped my guitar & off we went... Here is the result of that show. I hope you're into this."
Indie Label Market 2016
We had an awesome time at Independent Label Market on Saturday! Thank you to those that came and listened, bought or just checked out our stall! Below are some pictures and videos from the weekend! See you next year!
WATCH STRIPPED BACK, STUNNING ACOUSTIC CIARAN LAVERY SESSION FILMED ON THE STREETS OF PARIS
On top of his new video of Okkervil River, Ciaran Lavery just posted these incredible, back to basics unplugged versions of 'Return to Form' and 'Blood Red Fist', from the Le bruit des graviers video session, shot outside a cafe in Paris.
Ciaran Lavery releases new video for 'Okkervil River'
Ciaran Lavery has released his second video from his album 'Let Bad In', it features actress Emily Lamey as the main character singing along to the track. He has also announced new Irish tour dates, dates and links to the tickets below! " “Okkervil River” video was a close collaboration between myself, actress Emily Lamey, and cinematographer Kevin Treacy. One of Ciaran’s strengths as a songwriter is his ability for his song’s themes to emerge in a way that’s evocative without being too obvious. Without saying too much in the way of explanation, this is what largely informed my approach to the video and it’s a testament to Ciaran’s writing that every image and idea in the video emerged as naturally as it did." - Director Holmes 5 October 2016: DUBLIN – THE SUGAR CLUB Tickets: Ticketmaster.ie 6 October 2016: DUNDALK – SPIRIT STORE Tickets: Spirit Store 7 October 2016: CORK – CYPRUS AVENUE Tickets: Cyprus Avenue 8 October 2016: KILKENNY – CLEERE’S 9 October 2016: GALWAY – ROISIN DUBH Tickets: Roisin Dubh
Check out our updated Best of Believe Recordings playlist!
We have updated our 'Best of Believe Recordings' playlist on Spotify. It now features new music from Meadowlark, The Age of L.U.N.A. and more! Check it out below:
Believe: live at The Great Escape 2016
Believe Recordings and Believe Digital are super proud to present their fourth annual event as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2016. Following on from last year, the event will showcase some of the best acts across our Believe Recordings roster, as well as Believe’s distribution and label services divisions. Alongside the live music, they’ll be a dedicated networking session with complimentary drinks and fish & chips! The showcase will take place at Carousels, the venue behind Brighton's iconic carousel on the seafront. // LINE UP \\ 13:00 – Believe DJs 15:15 – Tempesst 16:00 – Networking Mixer & Mr Bongo Soundsystem (DJ Set) 18:00 – Holy Esque 18:45 – Ciaran Lavery 19:30 – The Age Of LUNA 20:15 – Trim 21:00 – Mitch Wade Cole (DJ Set) Make sure you use our hashtag #BelieveTGE16 FREE ENTRY!
Listen to Ciaran Lavery's Daytrotter session NOW
Our very own Ciaran Lavery just done the most incredible Daytrotter session, it is now available to listen to online! He performs his beautiful single 'Return to Form' along with new tracks such as 'Tell Them All' and 'Failing Light' from his soon to be released sophmore album 'Let Bad In'. Listen to the Daytrotter session HERE 'Let Bad In' released 27th May 2016
Ciaran Lavery's new video for 'Return to Form'
The fantastic Ciaran Lavery has just released his new video for single 'Return To Form' Ciaran had this to say about his new video: "When myself & director ROC sat down to conspire this idea I knew that I wanted it to be a reflection of the song's message. It was a clear one, about that out of touch feeling that comes with age, a loss of innocence that must occur to become adult. The video is all about the 8 year old version of ourselves we still cling onto, the 'inner Jake'. It's a statement that although we must grow up, we must not let go of all childish things. It's where we came from Director ROC has a beautiful way of articulating ideas into visuals. He designed & created all costumes & solar system scenery by hand" Watch the new video below!
Ciaran Lavery's 'Let Bad In' is out NOW!
Ciaran Lavery's brand new album 'Let Bad In' is out now! We are so excited for everyone to hear this! Available to download/stream/buy on CD and Vinyl HERE
Believe:live at The Great Escape 2016: Photos!
We thoroughly enjoyed our showcase at Carousel's in Brighton for The Great Escape 2016. Take a look through a few of our photos from the event below: [caption id="attachment_609" align="alignnone" width="600"] Ciaran Lavery[/caption] [caption id="attachment_606" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Age Of L.U.N.A[/caption] [caption id="attachment_608" align="alignnone" width="600"] Holy Esque[/caption]
Ciaran Lavery at St. Pancreas Old Church SOLD OUT!
So excited to say Ciaran Lavery's show tonight at the wonderful St. Pancreas Old Church with Communion Music is SOLD OUT! No doubt it will be amazing!
Ciaran Lavery & Gavin James at Seasessions
Two of our amazing artists, Ciaran Lavery & Gavin James are joining an amazing line up at Seasessions festival on Bundoran beach in Donegal, Ireland later this month. You can buy tickets here
24 June 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - Seasessions 2016 - Bundoran, Ireland
03 July 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - rathaus, Lörrach, Germany
04 July 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - Café Verkehrt, Waldshut, Germany
06 July 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - Hafenkneipe, Zürich, Switzerland
08 July 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - Kulturhotel Guggenheim, Liestal, Switzerland
10 July 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - Werkraum Schöpflin, Basel, Switzerland
22/23 July 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - Acoustic Lakeside 2016 - Sittersdorf, Austria
01/04 September 2016 - Ciaran Lavery - Into the Great Wide Open 2016 - Vlieland, Netherlands
02/04 September 2016 -Ciaran Lavery - Bruis 2016 - Maastricht, Netherlands