Dublin’s Cian Nugent has released a new video for his latest single ‘Lost Your Way’. The song is lifted from his early 2016 album ‘Night Fiction’.
Night Fiction is Cian Nugent’s third album but his first taking on the role of singer-songwriter. Where his previous two albums: 2013’s Born With The Caul and 2011’s Doubles saw him exploring extended guitar-based instrumentals with his band, The Cosmos, here he has reigned things in and focused his songwriting skills. Guitar fans, do not fear, there is still plenty of soloing and fingerpicking here. With 7 songs both solo and with his band, this album amalgamates everything Cian has done up to this point and reveals a more broad palate of influences, including The Velvet Underground, Richard Thompson, Television, Neil Young, John Lennon, Fred Neil, etc.
Recorded over a week beginning on Valentine’s Day 2015, Night Fiction was recorded in Bow Lane Studios in Dublin with Daniel Fox (Girl Band) and mixed by Brendan Jenkinson. The album’s seven songs include solo ventures as well as full-band recordings feat. David Lacey on drums, Conor Lumsden on bass, Brendan Jenkinson on organ and piano and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola. The vibe here is familiar yet refreshing and a logical progression for Cian.
Cian will embark on a European tour beginning next year, the dates are listed below:
25. Jan – Stockholm, SE / Obaren
27. Jan – Aalborg, DK / Northern Winter Beat
29. Jan – Copenhagen, DK / Huset w/ Promised Land Sound
30. Jan – Berlin, DE / Monarch
1. Feb – Hamburg, DE / Grüner Jäger
2. Feb – Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso Upstairs
3. Feb – Leffinge, BE / Cafe de Zwerver
4. Feb – Groningen, NL / Vera Downstage
5. Feb – Utrecht, NL / dBs (presented by Ekko)
7. Feb – Brighton, UK / The Albert
8. Feb – Bristol, UK / Crofter’s Rights
9. Feb – Glasgow, UK / Mono
11. Feb – London, UK / The Islington
13. Feb – Paris, FR / Espace B16. Feb – Lausanne, CH / Le Bourg