Thursday 29th August 2013
With: House Of Hats
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £10 / £12
Melting Vinyl are thrilled to welcome back soulful singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy to The Latest Music Bar this August!
Mark Mulcahy has established himself as a respected solo artist but he started his music career fronting college rock stalwarts Miracle Legion in the 80s in 90s, with a slew of excellent records on labels such as Rough Trade. He also fronted Polaris which was the house band for cult US TV show The Adventures of Pete and Pete, perfoming the theme song “Hey Sandy” in the title sequence of every episode. Mark’s solo career began with Fathering – an album that received universal praise including Album Of The Month in Uncut and Album Of The Week in The Guardian and featured the track “Hey Self Defeater” which was featured in Nick Hornby’s book 31 Songs. From there followed albums ‘Smilesunset’ and ‘In Pursuit Of Your Happiness’, several tours of the UK and Europe, countless radio sessions and huge critical acclaim for both his songwriting prowess and his remarkable voice.
Mark Mulcahy’s new album Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You is due out on Fire Records on 17 June. Uncut has already described it as “a set of lean and seductively freewheeling, vaguely alt-country-toned pop songs with a knockabout cool and great arrangements, that show off the singer’s trademark, wryly reflective lyrics to a T.”
“his songs cast their spell long after the record’s finished, scratching away at your subconscious until you go back of your own volition” 4 Stars – Observer Music Monthly
“This rock-n-roll koala bear-same come-to-bed eyes, same don’t mess-with-me claws-hasn’t allowed over familiarity with the fuzzy end of rock’s lollipop to dull his appreciation for the sensual world. Forbidden fruits are his specialty, the riper the better, and in that remarkable voice he has the instrument to skewer the loneliest hearts every time.”NME