All the Luck in the World are three Irish songwriters, Neil Foot, Ben Connolly and Kelvin Barr currently based in Berlin. The band create an intimate blend of Alternative-Folk and and share a collective passion for storytelling, composition and song craft. Formed in 2011 while Foot was still in school, Connolly and Barr joined two years later to collaborate on a debut record for the band, which was written in Foot’s secluded family home in the Wicklow mountains.
In 2013/2014 the band received first international attention due to the home-recorded “Never”, which sold more than 120.000 singles on ITunes worldwide. After signing with Barfilm and Haldern Pop Records, they released their eponymous album on January 1st 2014, and subsequently toured the record across Europe. After many distinguished festival slots and three headline club tours, they began to turn their focus to new material.
While working on their second album in 2015, the band focused on crafting a unique soundscape, creating their own home-made instruments by sampling organic, acoustic sounds. In their makeshift home studio, the band began to compose and craft songs based around a set of stories, both personal and abstract, that were patiently developed over the course of a year. The album was then recorded between this space and Golden Retriever Studio in Berlin with the help of producer Paul Pilot.
‘A Blind Arcade’ was released in February 2018, and has since amassed over 10.5 million streams on Spotify alone. The band has a steady listenership on the streaming platform, over 300,000 monthly listeners. Having released the record early in the year, the band has focused on touring, with over 50 shows played last year alone and having just finished a 36 date European Tour in Autumn 2018.