Thursday June 4, 2020

Home Fires Burning

Irish band A Lazarus Soul have made possibly the best album of their career by moving from earlier British or American influences to traditional Irish-inflected songwriting and a focus on community and home, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

19th May, 2019
From left: Julie Bienvenu, Brian Brannigan, Joe Chester and Anton Hegarty of A Lazarus Soul

No, they don’t want to make a bucketload of money, and no, they don’t want to be stopped in the street for autographs. Irish band A Lazarus Soul just want to write good songs, release good albums, play occasional gigs, and take comfort in the fact that their music is appreciated and understood.

If the frame of the outfit is the pairing of Joe Chester (guitars) and Julie Bienvenu (drums) with...

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