by / November 28th, 2008 /

MP3: Director – ‘Play Pretend’

Director have debuted the first fruits of their forthcoming second album due in early 2009. The band have just completed the recording of their currently untitled second album with U.S. producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo, Liz Phair, Tortoise) in Los Angeles.

Speaking on the new album, Director’s frontman Michael Moloney says;

‘You can expect a much harder sound than the first album but mixed with some of the softest, most delicate tracks we’ve ever recorded. I think we’ve captured more of the live essence of Director on this album. We’ve just released a song call ‘Play Pretend’ as a free download. It’s quite an intense track and an indication of the kind of rocky sound people can expect.’

‘Play Pretend’ is definitely a much more assured sound for the band and bears the hallmarks of an eminent production.

Download ‘Play Pretend’ as an MP3


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Director live dates:

Fri 28 November Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
Wed 3 December Greystones Theatre, Wicklow
Fri 5 December Tripod, Dublin – Phantom First Friday
Sat 6 December Late Lounge, Kil, Kildare
Sat 7 December Spirit Store, Dundalk
Fri 12 December The Stables, Mullingar

  • colin

    Is that a double bass pedal I hear?! Song is OK. That’s all though.

  • dermot

    It’s catchy.. bit more identity to it than their older stuff anyway.

  • BustaRhymes

    Yeah, it’s pretty good. I saw them at the weekend, and the new stuff sounded a bit more ‘full’ than the older material. Looking forward to the new album whenever it comes out..

  • Anthony

    Really nothing going for that song far as I can hear. There’s plenty of Irish bands who deserve way more attention than these guys get!

  • phil

    nope thats not a double bass pedal..just a drummer using his hands. not a bad tune . sounds like it cud have fallen off the first album.