Joining us in 2009, Adrian was kind enough to don some Chemikal colours before winning Ireland’s prestigious Choice Music Prize – Ireland’s Album of the Year Award – for his spectacular ‘Season of the Sparks’. Bill Callahan, Leonard Cohen and Robert Wyatt all provide valid reference points for Adrian’s work but that wouldn’t do justice to the whole story by any manner of means.
I See Three Birds Flying is the majestic and arresting sixth album from Adrian Crowley. Co-produced with long standing studio comrade, Stephen Shannon, it heralds a new found confidence for the Irishman as he delivers a deeply contemplative, impossibly rich addition to an already impressive body of work.
‘I See Three Birds Flying’ was released on the 14th of September 2012.
It’s a real pleasure for us to be releasing ‘My Yoke Is Heavy: The Songs
of Daniel Johnston’, not just as fans of Daniel’s work, but because it
gave us a chance to work with James Yorkston again (he featured on
Ballads of the Book) and have another album featuring the mellifluous Mr Crowley.
A homage to the cult American song-writer, the album finds James and
Adrian interpreting a selection of Daniel Johnston’s beguiling catalogue
and, with that material sitting so snugly between merriment and
melancholy, it’s hard to think of a more appropriate duo than our very
own Galway balladeer and Fife’s inestimably lyrical troubadour.
‘My Yoke Is Heavy: The Songs of Daniel Johnston’ is released on the 6th of December 2013.
“Emphatically lovely” NME
“Crowley’s rich brown croon inevitably recalls Nick Drake, but a more apposite musical touchstone is the Divine Comedy’s neil Hannon eschewing his clever-clever wordplay in order to sink into a sepia reverie” The Guardian
“Crowley’s lyrics are as poetic as Poe [but] they’re so invigorated by the beauty of his finely crafted songs, it’s difficult to feel anything but love for them” The Skinny
“[I See Three Birds Flying] sees the Galway-raised troubador further hone his gift for warm, rich, fertile psalms that hang heavy with melancholy, earthly wonder and mellow fruitfulness” The List
“Crowley [has the] ability to craft a beautiful lullaby to the simplicity of the countryside” CLASH