“When you wake up go to work, come home go to sleep, wake up and go to work again, a man can go around the bend and you’re whole life can start to feel stolen”
So intones August Wells’ Ken Griffin setting a familiar scene of the long hours and short days that resemble the work week in dreary January. Remaining upbeat in their latest release, ‘Go To Work’, August Wells rail against monotony, against indifference and urge us to find purpose. The New York-based August Wells are set to make a welcome return to these shores in February and March of 2017 to promote their album Madness is the Mercy.
Possibly their most radio friendly track to date, the new single ‘Go To Work’ features John Rauchenberger’s piano accompaniment, perfectly capturing the mood, embellished with flute and a band that entwines the worlds of both New York and Ireland in its storytelling. The single will resonate with fans for its dark sense of humour no matter where they are.
“And none of your words of wisdom can protect him from the terror of Monday morning”.
August Wells album Madness is the Mercy received praise for its arrangement and autobiographical elements and saw the band tour extensively in 2016. In the face of cultural decline, August Wells in their new single ‘Go To Work’ have once again tapped into the national mood and wear our hearts on their sleeves. Their 11-date Irish tour brings the band to new venues around the country, continuing to grow an expanding fanbase here.
February 23 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
February 24 – Trickey’s McGarrigles, Sligo
February 25 – McGrory’s, Culdaff, Donegal
February 26 – Bennigan’s, Derry
March 02 – Coughlan’s, Cork
March 03 – Coughlan’s, Cork
March 04 – Levi’s Corner House, Ballydehob
March 05 – DeBarra’s, Clonakilty
March 09 – Cleeres Theatre, Kilkenny
March 10 – The Spirit Store, Dundalk
March 11 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Go to Work, March 3, FIFA Records