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The Rags confirm debut album release

A National Light hits the racks here on May 29.

The Rags celebrate the release of their excellent debut album, A National Light, with a May 29 headliner in Whelan’s.

In addition to the James Joyce-sampling, Dublin referencing title-track, it features ‘Love Is A Lie’, ‘Murderous Chant’, ‘Owner Of A Loveless Life’, ‘Memories Are Rife’, ‘A Mirror To A Woman (Is A Bullet In A Gun)’, ‘Bin Bag’, ‘Gatling Gun’, ‘Bury The Queen’, ‘Razors & Ropes’ and ‘Pennies For Thoughts’.

There’s also a literary bent – this time a Wildean one – to ‘A Mirror To A Woman…’, which is one of half-a-dozen songs that could easily be singles.

While bringing plenty of their own to the party, lead singer Daniel Anderson has a Pete Doherty-esque twang that is likely to go down extra well in Blighty.

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(11 articles in total in archive)

NEWS: 04 Dec 2009
The Rags' singer Daniel Anderson will do a solo acoustic gig live at Whelans Downstairs on Thursday, December 10.

NEWS: 08 Sep 2009
The Rags, I Draw Slow, The Gandhis and The Sick and Indigent Song Club are on the bill

NEWS: 15 Nov 2007
Dublin group The Rags are taking a break from recording their debut album to play the Button Factory next month.

REVIEW: 20 Apr 2007
The set is tight and there’s depth to the songwriting that can be fully appreciated in a live environment. Outstanding.

REVIEW: 02 Aug 2006
Rags frontman Danny Anderson’s gobby self-assurance may prove off-putting to some, yet to dismiss the Finglas five-piece outright is unjustified. Their...

INTERVIEW: 31 Aug 2005
After plugging away for years, The Rags are finally going places.

REVIEW: 04 Apr 2005
This is THe Rags' second EP of beautifully crafted, elegantly presented music. ‘Monsters & I’ ups the ante on their hugely impressive debut by turning up...

INTERVIEW: 04 Jan 2005
The Rags are just one of the new breed of Irish band that’s ready to take on the world.

REVIEW: 13 Jul 2004
Few new Irish bands arrive as seemingly perfectly formed as The Rags. Everything about the package that surrounds their debut suggests that they’ve got...

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