Having spent the past while working on his VisionAir project, Richie Egan returns to his Jape alter ego later this month with the release of a new double A-side single. ‘Hands of Fire’/’Lying on a Deathbed’ is released on music/is/for/losers next Friday 27th, with the former track recorded at Black Box Studios in France with his regular band and the latter stemming from home sessions featuring Conor O’Brien on drums and guitar.
Says Richie of the new recordings, “I had thought that the follow up to Ritual was finished about three times so far, but I kept getting drawn back to writing more and more songs, trying to push my songwriting as hard as I could and see how many different styles and moods I could try out, to feel out the album. Eventually, I realised that you could just keep on doing that forever so I decided it was time to start letting these songs go for a walk around the place. ”
The album Ocean of Frequency will be released in September 2011.