the leagues of decency album launch, dec 9th

The Leagues Of Decency
Joey Gavin
& others tbc
(Launch of the Leagues of Decency debut album ‘A Sailors Tale’ on drunken lust records)
Dec 9th, 830 pm
The Cobblestone, Smithfield,
Admission 7 Euro (w/Free copy of Album for first 30 attendees)
The Leagues of Decency: are the long term studio/side project of EJ Cotter (the holy sparks!!!, the bastard rain). The forthcoming album’a sailor’s tale’ (due for release on 30th Nov) marks a departure from the largely instrumental 2012 release ‘EP’, and draws on a wide range of musical influences, from Trad to electronica, to stitch together a stirring tale of adventure, terror, and loss as it charts the journeys and transitions of the eponymous sailor as he makes his perilous journey there and back again….….the album will be launched 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.
Joey Gavin; established himself as a local favourite in the Dublin scene, as a former member of noise-pop band THUMPER and also as a solo artist, playing with home-town staples such as Otherkin, Cathy Davey and Paddy Hanna.. He has been described as ‘’ an artist you sense can impulsively switch between contemplative subject matter and more forthright musings, darkness and light, and back again, without a second thought.’’
He recently relased the single "Run/Rolf" on Little L Records; "Rolf" muses on Rolf Harris' murky actions and the disillusionment which comes with the influential figure's fall from grace. The track also references the discovery of a mass grave in Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.  It is a message of lament and anger at innocence lost by the hands of power.