For over a decade late night driving, couch surfing and service station dinners fuelled Corner Boy’s evolving ramble through the many pubs, clubs, rooms and ruins of every shape and size up and down and across Ireland/World.
As a result a collection of songs bullishly willed their way into existence representative of this experience living and learning on the road crafted by the associated peaks and troughs that come with the territory.
And then? March 2020. With the band’s 2002 Ford Transit van (Sheila) now indisposed a moment finally arrived for Corner Boy to record their debut album. Under the tutelage of producer Gavin Glass the band sought refuge in Orphan Studios and some 18 months later emerged out the other side with debut album in hand.
Very much the sonic amalgam, Corner Boy explores in varying degrees combinations of folk, rock, traditional, bluegrass and alternative. Accompanied by heartfelt lyrics as earnest as they are resonant.
Corner Boy's self titled debut album is due for release Friday 28th October, 2022.
‘From Trad to folk & heavy rock, matched with powerful heartfelt lyrics. A very impressive group, great things ahead for them, stadium superstars in waiting
Ruth Smith, Simply Folk, RTE Radio 1, May, 2019