REVIEW : Q Magazine

The Lost Brothers
Halfway Towards A Healing
These Irish “brothers: have a Tex-Mex heart.
Over four previous albums Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland have subtly changed their sound from the acoustic indie of 2008 debut Trails Of The Lonely to the Scallydelic flavours of 2014’s Corel-assisted New Songs Of Dawn And Dust. Bit it’s sometimes made for unfocused listening, but under the gentle guidance of Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb in his Tucson studio they’ve found something to truly call their own. With their harmonies having never sounded more like their perpetual benchmark The Everly Brothers, hazy lyrics comjure a world of adobe bars and lazy roof-top jams as the sun dips behind the cactus. Not biological brothers, but no longer lost, either. ****

New Video

Watch our new video for Halfway Towards A Healing which premiered on Nialler9 earlier this week.

“We wrote the song ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ at the foot of Slieve Foy in Carlingford- ” recalls Oisin Leech from The Lost Brothers “we spent a few days walking the lough and that song was written over whiskey and chowder soup. It was the coldest week of the year and there was a lot of snow on high ground . We just decided to let the storm clear and camped out in the town for few days exploring the old curiosity shops. This song came along. Gavin Wood sent us his idea for the video and we loved it. It was filmed directly across the Irish Sea from Louth on the shores of Liverpool. Ten years ago this month Mark and I met in Liverpool so it’s a good circle.”

Watch the video here.

Sold Out

We are happy to announce that our Dublin gig on the 8th February is now Sold Out. Tickets for the rest of this leg of the Halfway Towards A Healing tour can be found on our gigs page.

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The Lost Brothers: Halfway Towards A Healing (8/10)
Gorgeous harmonies curated by Howe Gelb.
On first listening to the fifth album by Irish songwriters Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, it’s hard not to view them as Simon & Garfunkel reborn in the Arizona desert. The harmonies are exquisite, lending a sense of timelessness to gently understated melodies. Listen harder, and the subtleties of Howe Gelb’s production blow in – the galloping rhythm of “Come Tomorrow”, the spaghetti western instrumental “Reigns Of Ruin”. The penultimate tune, “Nothing’s Going To Change Me Now” is a straight-up country strum a hymn to “cruel shattered days”, ebbing between resilience and regret.

MOJO Review

The Lost Brothers, Halfway Towards A Healing ****
“Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland are harmonising Irishmen who meander into sun-baked Calexico terrain on their fifth LP’s tile track, but are most at home in melancholy autumnal folk-lands.” JB