Newry's The New Leaves reveal debut album

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The local folk group launched the album with an intimate performance in Warrenpoint last weekend.

Following the tremendous feedback from lead singles “Donaghaguy Reservoir” and "Country Lane Lament", the four-piece folk combo released the debut album via new Scottish label Corn Crake records, a subsidary of Last Night from Glasgow records.

The New Leaves, like so many contemporary music projects, emerged from the post pandemic wilderness.

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Consisting of four childhood friends from the Newry area, the band blend lush, three-part harmonies, nature inspired lyrics and modern folk aesthetics to brand them as a new, unique force in the genre.

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The four members came together to breathe life into an expanding songbook written by lead vocalist Declan McKay, who attempts to capture the natural beauty, history, and mythology of homelife beneath the Mourne Mountains and the beautiful townlands that surround Carlingford Lough.

The album has been lovingly recorded by the band, produced by Steve Fearnley at Narrow Water Studios, and mastered by Peter Maher. Enjoying extensive praise across British and Irish media, the album is described as a stunning journey of hope, nostalgia, love, nature and connection - all delivered through a delicate and unique folk sound unlike anything in the contemporary folk market.

The album is available to listen to on Spotify, or it can be purchased from the Last Night from Glasgow website.

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