Bill Coleman released his debut album in 2003 back when he still had a real job. Since then he’s performed regularly, both in Ireland and the UK, with various people (David Kitt, Heathers, Declan O’Rourke and Grant Lee Phillips to name but a few), making waves with a guitar, a laptop and a whole load of live-recorded loops.
He releases his second album ‘You Can’t Buy Back Your Life’ in October of this year and will bring his live show to Cork on November 6th as part of the mutantspace.com Trash Culture Revue. The event will take place in the home of Plugd Records and the Triskel Arts Centre – the ESB substation on Caroline Street – and the backdrop to the music will be the special edition artwork conceived for the release.
To individualise each album cover Coleman put 1,000 together and spray-painted them with the name of the record – ‘You Can’t Buy Back Your Life’. The final piece is nearly 36 metres square, about two stories tall by three parked cars wide.
‘You Can’t Buy Back Your Life’ is out October 15th on iTunes and in all good record stores
“majorly jazzed up and spaced out…love that record”
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
‘Welcome to the Breakdown’ – “a seriously energetic piece that should get living people dancing like idiots”
Easy Music for Difficult Ears
“Bill Coleman is making great, great records”
Oct 16th – Gonzo Theatre, Main Street, Cavan
Oct 22nd – Laverys Bunker, Belfast
Oct 23rd – The Exchange, Dublin (Artwork Display)
Oct 27th – The Spirit Store, Dundalk (Downstairs)
Oct 28th – The Roisin Dubh, Galway (Upstairs)
Oct 29th – The Passionfruit Theatre, Athlone
Nov 6th – Triskel/Plugd Records, Caroline Street
Nov 18th – Boyles, Slane