JOE’s Song Of The Day #800 – The Lost Messiahs ‘Lights Out’
Yes, that is The GAA Hour presenter Colm Parkinson you can see screaming above.
Wooly’s opinions on The GAA Hour are often the source of much debate amongst football and hurling fans, but it’s not often they’d cause him to be chased through the streets by gun-wielding bad guys.
That’s what he’s confronted with in the music video for ‘Lights Out’, the new single by The Lost Messiahs from their new album, Deconstruction of the Mind, which will be released this month.
The band are fronted by founding member, guitar player and owner of Golden Egg Studios, Ollie Plunkett, himself a brother of another star of The GAA Hour, former Laois hurling manager, Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett.
The video for ‘Lights Out’ was shot on location in Stradbally, the home of Electric Picnic, and is one of 12 songs on Deconstruction of the Mind, which features atmospheric guitars, dark and brooding synths and is driven by what the band describe as a “relentless hypnotic rhythm.”
Clip via The Lost Messiahs
Plunkett described the recording process as “a mental cleanse, shedding the old skin to reveal the new” and while it is difficult to categorise the band’s music, there are echoes of The National in their sound.
The band will embark on a comprehensive Irish tour to promote the album, commencing with an album launch at the Sonas Boutique Music Arts and Wellness Festival in late July, while there will also be performances at Whelan’s in Dublin in August and at Electric Picnic later this year.
For details on upcoming gigs - which are currently being finalised – and more information on the band, check them out on Facebook.