Alternative Folk mainstay Junior Brother boldly stakes out new Folk-inflected ground with a fresh and daring single, “The Men Who Eat Ring Forts’. The brand new release follows on from June’s epic “Junior Brother’s Favourite” EP, and 2022's highly acclaimed Double LP The Great Irish Famine, with its 'Wry songs of anxiety and frustration' (The Guardian) described by MOJO Magazine as being 'Truly unforgettable'. Now, this new single boldly signposts an exciting new chapter for Junior Brother’s stunningly distinctive sound.
Taught yet expansive, the new single sets the tone for Junior Brother’s third album, currently being created with Producer extraordinaire John “Spud” Murphy (black midi, Lankum), set for release next year.
“The song is possessed with the fervour of the dispossessed,” explains Junior Brother, a.k.a. County Kerry’s Ronan Kealy. “‘The Men Who Eat Ring Forts’ is a twitch of frustration, spat into modernity’s hollow wheel before it clears the way. Sacred things unseen to the suits are still there for them willing to look.”
Tour support comes from Ceitidh Mac. Ceitidh Mac blends the warming tones of the cello and soaring vocals to create a transformative sound that puts a progressive twist on the alt.folk genre.Tour support comes from Ceitidh Mac. Ceitidh Mac blends the warming tones of the cello and soaring vocals to create a transformative sound that puts a progressive twist on the alt.folk genre.