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Botched Fairytale

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Described by BBC Radio 6 as "just like something you've never heard before", Marie O Hara and Mariel McCormack are a music making duo from County Longford.

In 2008, sick of sitting around complaining about the lack of lyrical content in the Irish music they heard on the radio, the duo formed because they wanted to do their bit for the situation.
They had a vision of an album that provoked, it would be blunt and unsafe and uncomfortable, full of ideas and energy that reflected the ugliness and beauty of everyday life, an album that was universally relevant but distinctly Irish.

The result of this vision is Botched Fairytale, the duo's much anticipated album, it will be released on 11 July.
It is a collection of 12 uncompromising songs about Ireland and the people in it.
These songs are full of stories, written with unflinching honesty and set in a landscape of wild and decrepit music, excess and failure, personal and political lunacy, tourist attractions, broken bottles, shattered people and battered dreams.

Influenced by Shane MacGowan and the Pogues, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pinter and Bukowski - their music is a lyrically potent take on Punk, Trad, Pop, Rock and Folk.

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