New Music for 2017

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Stephanie O Keeffe singing with Murder Plan

We’ve just finished recording 11 tracks for our upcoming 2017 Album “Ain’t that the Way“.

The album was recorded in our Mam’s attic, of all places (though you wouldn’t know by listening to it because it sounds really good).

It took a lot of work over the past few months and we hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’ll be on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and all those places so you don’t have to pay or nothing!

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Murder Plan at photo shoot in 2011

Nothing to see here, just a bunch of guys with a record player full of roses, wine, a broom and a lamp (lamp shade not in frame).

What’s on the new album?

Here’s a quick run down of the songs on the album ‘Ain’t that the Way’

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Cathal and his megaphone at the Dublin City Soul Festival 2010

‘Ain’t that the Way’ track list

1. God Help You

– Big bluesy song with lots of vocal twists and a massive overdrive ending

2. Ain’t that the Way

– Walking jazzy/blues song about drinking too much booze (also the first song we ever wrote)

3. Annesley Bridge (on New Year’s Eve)

– A prostitute’s nod to Nina Simone’s, ‘Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out‘, set on the banks of the river Tolka in Fairview, Dublin

4. Nina’s Waltz

– Break up song influenced by ‘Lara’s Theme‘ from Dr Zhivago

5. Barn Rant

– Change of pace, this song features a rooster and a megaphone

6. Dirt [explicit]

– A cross between ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ and the theme song from ‘Requiem for a Dream‘ (Lux Aeterna)

7. Inside Outsiders

РDystopian shoegaze with a gypsy/bouzouki  ending

8. Wasdumb to Wisdom

– Now we’re entering the showtune portion of the album

9. John Hancock’s Shitfix

– The bad guy’s chorus from a Broadway Musical

10. At the End of the Day

– A tale about love in a call centre

11. Out by the Airport

– A lonely airport worker sweeps up after her shift

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Murder Plan playing live in the Button Factory Dublin 2007

That’s it! We spent many years writing these songs and even longer recording them. So when it’s released we really hope you like it!


New Album

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There’s nothing worse than a broken snare


New Album – ‘Ain’t that the Way’ will be released in the summer of 2017.

We’re really excited, there are 11 songs, it sounds great and you’ll be able to get it on all the streaming sites and YouTube too!


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Everything looks better in neon