The Leagues of Decency: are the long term studio/side project of EJ Cotter (the holy sparks!!!, the bastard rain). The album’a sailor’s tale’ (released on 30th Nov) marks a departure from the largely instrumental 2012 release ‘EP’, telling the narrative of the journeys and transitions of the eponymous sailor as he makes his perilous journey there and back again.
The album was largely self-recorded over a period of almost 4 years, in a variety of north inner city locations (including A3XA studios), and mastered by Stephen Quinn (analog heart).
The music draws on a wide palette of sounds and styles; Electronic waves wash over banjo led sea shanties, and scuzzy lounge stompers give way to plaintive ballads, as the tale of adventure, occult wanderings, and loss is spun across the albums 12 tracks.
The album will be available free streaming or download from drunkenlustrecords.net, while physical copies will be on sale in Tower records & Spindizzy Records (Dublin), and Plugged records (Cork). Physical copies will also be available via mailorder on drunkenlustrecords.net
The album will be launched on 9th dec at the cobblestone dublin with a specially assembled band featuring Phil Murray (glimmermen, holy ghost fathers), Paddy Walsh (I heart the monster hero), and Hugh Mcabe (spook of the thirteenth lock, Large Mound) playing the album in the full. Joining the Leagues on the night will be Joey Gavin