Fionn Regan is set to release his new album 'The Bunkhouse Vol. I: Anchor Black Tattoo' on January 28th.
The past few years have been a boom time for folk infused singer-songwriters. Sometimes, seperating the wheat from the chaff can be a bewildering experience, with the sheer deluge of softly strummed hymns overpowering the most commited fan.
Fionn Regan, though, deserves to be heard by a wider audience. Following on from the artistic success of his debut album, new full length 'The Bunkhouse Vol. I: Anchor Black Tattoo' is due to be released on January 28th.
Seemingly self-recorded, the songwriter worked in his Bunkhouse studio with just a four track and a battered old mic for comfort. “I’ve always just followed my instinct" he commented recently, "I’ve made some huge sacrifrices in order to work that way, but I think once you stop doing that and tailor make your music to fit, you’re not really an artist any more. I think people respond to that and respect it.”
Continuing, Fionn Regan opened up about the recording process. “I made the record here by myself with a 4-track and one microphone" he explained. "I did quite a bit of touring on my own earlier this year supporting Feist and although the rooms were big, I felt very much at home on the stage and after that I had a strong instinct to get right down to the brass tacks, back to the essence of what is it that I do as a songwriter, so that’s what I’ve done".
"You can call it folk but I feel in a lot of ways it’s like an Irish punk album, in that it’s pure, it’s stripped down, and it was made with just what I have at my disposal. Recording in this way also allowed me to work very quickly, I was documenting as I was writing, so these songs feel very fresh to me, straight out of the ground, which is a really great feeling.”
Taken from the album, here's 'Salt & Cloves'.