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AISLING JARVIS CONTINUES FAMILY’S RICH MUSICAL HERITAGE ON DEBUT ALBUM
Due for release on September 1st 2014 on BEO Records, ‘A Handful of Bad Ideas’ is the debut album from 22 year-old Dublin singer/songwriter and music producer Aisling Jarvis.
The daughter of Clannad frontperson, Moya Brennan, Aisling’s musical upbringing comes to the fore on her self-produced debut, performing a myriad of instruments throughout the album, including guitar, bouzouki, uilleann pipes, keyboard, and percussion - to which she adds her distinctive vocals on the album’s eleven songs.
Musically, ‘A Handful of Bad Ideas’ is an amalgamation of genres including pop-punk, mainstream pop, acoustic and alt-indie. There are also many subtle Irish musical influences in the sonic melting pot which, married to Aisling’s coming-of-age lyrics, serve to create a deeply personal solo album.
Relationships, self-identity and mental health are recurring themes throughout the album, which features contributions from vocalists Eve Murtagh and Megan Rodgers on the song, ‘Thoughts’ (the latter singing the song’s bridge in Irish) and Euan Murphy on ‘The Kids We Used To Be’.