Holed up in a disused office space in deepest North Country Dublin, 4 young Irish lads with a shared love of epic, distorted guitars, art rock and electronica, set about writing an album. 2 years on and Funeral Suits’ ‘Lily of The Valley’ is ready for release, the result a debut of remarkable maturity, dark and mournful in places, epic and uplifting in others.
The album is set for release on 4th June through Model Citizen Records and was produced by the highly influential Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) who has been on board from the very start.
The final line up of Brian James, Mik McKeogh, Greg McCarthy and Dar Grant was completed in 2011, shortly before the release of their debut single ‘Colour Fade’ through Friends vs. Records. Along with its follow up ‘Health,’ the song enjoyed support from the likes of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Steve Lamaq and Huw Stephens.
With support slots for Franz Ferdinand, Passion Pit, The Maccabees, and Local Natives under their belts and appearances at SXSW, Great Escape and Reading/Leeds Festival last year, the band are ready to make a big impression on the live circuit in 2012.
They are influenced by a plethora of artists including Radiohead, The Knife, Mogwai and Animal Collective but their sound is very much their own.
From the haunting vocal and menacing guitars on opener ‘Mary’s Revenge’ right through to the dreamy hypnotism of closing track ‘I Still Love the High,’ ‘Lily of the Valley’ is unique but realistic, thrilling yet honest. Funeral Suits are here, and they mean to stay.
‘All those friendly people’ is the latest single to be taken from the debut album. It was released on March 19th.
‘Lily Of The Valley’ Track-listing:
1. Mary’s Revenge
2. Colour fade
4. Hands Down
5. All Those Friendly people
6. We Only Attack Ourselves
7. Adventures _ Misadventures
8. Stars and Spaceships
11. I Still Love The High