David Holmes has contributed an exclusive new track to the forthcoming Carling Supports: The Oh Yeah Sessions ’08 album.
The track ‘McCready Rides Again’ was produced by Holmes and co-written by David and Leo Abrahams, an associate of Brian Eno. Recently recorded at the Drama Studio in Belfast, it will appear on the new CD which showcases the best new talent from Northern Ireland. The album features eight bands including Kowalski, The Panama Kings, Cashier No. 9, LaFaro, And So I Watch You From Afar, Mojo Fury, General Fiasco and The Jane Bradfords. The project was conceived by Carling’s Aisling Duffy, Michael Bell of Fate Magazine and Stuart Bailie of the Oh Yeah music centre.
As well as the new track from David Holmes, the CD will also include a bonus track from Portadown trio In Case of Fire. Their forthcoming release Align The Planets has been hailed by Kerrang! Magazine as one of the albums of 2008.
Oh Yeah’s Stuart Bailie added: ‘David is a maverick and he recognizes that Oh Yeah is trying to do something different. He’s encouraged us from the start and this track is a magnificent gift. We’re also honoured to have In Case of Fire on board, plus the eight excellent bands that are at the heart of this project. The music is exceptional, the artists are at their best and the cause is a good one.’
Aisling Duffy of Carling is delighted that Holmes, who has composed the scores for several major Hollywood films, including Ocean’s Eleven and Out of Sight, has given his support to the new album.’The Carling Supports: The Oh Yeah Sessions ’08 album has been a labour of love for all involved,’ said Aisling, ‘but its quality has surpassed all expectations and is something that everyone in Northern Ireland who loves music should be very proud of.’
All of the proceeds from Carling Supports: The Oh Yeah Sessions ’08 will help in the renovation of the Oh Yeah music centre, a former bonded whiskey warehouse on Gordon Street.