JOE’s Song Of The Day #665: Vickers Vimy ‘Chicago’
Vickers Vimy sounding as good as ever.
Hailing from Mayo, on the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland and therefore as close to the US as you can get in Europe, Vickers Vimy craft songs that dwell on the borders of folk and Americana. The band consists of Fintan Hanley, Ed Drea, Eamonn Mulderrig and Ciaran Byrne.
'Chicago' is the third single from the album Atlas Of Hearts and was inspired by the ideas of Guglielmo Marconi, who transmitted wireless signals from Clifden, Co. Galway to Glace Bay in Nova Scotia.
The song imagines being out on a boat in Clew Bay as a storm bears down and giant sparks from the Marconi Station appear in the distance like fireworks crackling in the clouds.
Clip via Vickers Vimy Topic
Vickers Vimy have collaborated with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames & Swell Season) and had the pleasure of recording in the studio of Nick Seymour (Crowded House).
They've also supported the late John Martyn, The Hothouse Flowers, The 4 Of Us, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Mundy and shared the RTÉ Music Train with Christy Moore, Paul Brady, Kodaline, and Jack L.
If you'd like to find out more about the band, you can check out their website right here.