The Hard Ground
That place in between a well worn bar stool, your damaged relationship that is teetering on the brink of final extinction, the narcissistic contemplation of better times and things that could have been . . . it’s called The Hard Ground
Recently signed to FIFA Records, The Hard Ground are purveyors of sumptuous songs full of beautiful orchestration and brooding sentiment, perfectly illuminated by the twin vocal dynamic of Marlene Enright and Pat Carey.
Broken Conversations received its Irish and UK release last Spring on FIFA Records with the band touring the record both home and abroad. This is a band who sound far beyond their young years and a band you need to listen to now.
“…Classy Stuff and worth tracking down.”
- Jackie Hayden, Hot Press.
“’Pawn’ and ‘A Spirit Lament’ show the Cork quartet are quite different from anyone else active on the Cork circuit at the moment with Carey and Enright effortlessly switching vocals on top of quite lavish orchestration. Eager to hear more….”
– The G-Man (blog)
“….a sound that sits somewhere between Tom Waits and Lisa Hannigan. There’s even a touch of sinister songstress Anna Calvi about debut single ‘Pawn’, a song that’s equal parts sweet and sour.”
– Celina Murphy, Hot press