ALBUM REVIEW: The Lost Brothers – After The Fire The Rain | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Bird Dog Recordings

Released: 07.02.20






Irish folk duo The Lost Brothers return with After The Fire The Rain.

This album is charming, half the tracks make me feel like snuggling up on the sofa on a dark winter’s night. The other half should be soundtracking your long journey across America’s wilderness whilst pretending to be a cowboy.

There’s some beautiful instrumentals here that absolutely belong on a film soundtrack, Ash Wednesday’s atmospheric whistling surely needs to accompany a lone rider as he heads out across the dusty plains.

After The Fire with pounding tempo, harmonies and brass outro is a stand out track, driving the album forward and onto the sorrowful Venus where the singer curses his “blind faith”.

After The Rain is uplifting and feels like a natural ending to the album, you can almost feel the grey rain clouds melting away. Glens of Gortin sneaks on at the end like a lovely little digestif.



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