Saturday June 18th, 8pm, The Workman’s Cellar
SHIFTWORK are delighted to be joined by a full band and many special guests for the in person launch of their debut album burn the nightshade oil, released online last year during lockdown.
Discounted Vinyl, CDs and notebooks can be purchased in a bundle with admission ticket via eventbrite.
CDs , Vinyl, and other merch will also available on the night from our lovely merch table.
SHIFTWORK are an alt-folk trio from Dublin, via Dundalk and the French Alps, who play strange, haunting, and delicately intense songs. Their dueling and harmonising vocals touch on important topics such as three day rollovers, semi-perilous late night cycling, and unrequited lust.
SHIFTWORK’s debut album burn the nightshade oil is a journey through a strange new beautiful world.
The album has a unique and different sound, emphasised by SHIFTWORK’s unusual use of instruments, unexpected structures, dissonant harmonies, odd time signatures, and intense expression. The songs play on the themes of wanderlust and the desire to find your place of belonging, modern struggles in dating and relationships, and mental health challenges.
Tommy Gray (Barq, Denise Chaila, Zaska, Come On Live Long, The Waterboys), one of Dublin’s most experienced and acclaimed drummers, collaborated with the band to add his unique percussive style to these other worldly songs.
The album was recorded and mixed in Alfionn studios by Christopher Barry (2020 Choice Prize Nominated albums Junior Brother – Pull The Right Rope and Maija Sofia – Bath Time, The Mary Wallopers, Myles Manley, Jinx Lennon, Ye Vagabonds, Varo, Badhands).
artwork – Aimee Melaugh; photo – Cecilia Lacombe; edit – Ross Lawrence