Sunday, 28 August 2016

Son Of The Hound - I.O.U

It's been a wee while since we last heard from Omagh musician Michael McCullagh, who currently plies his trade under the name Son Of The Hound. His first release under the moniker, "Pilgrim", first caught our attention last year with its interesting mix of spaghetti Western soundtracks and Hozier-y vibes. He followed it up a few months later with the rather different sounding "Galway Rain", a song that was very much steeped in the tradition of classic Irish folk music.

Now, he has released a brand new song, "I.O.U", a song that once again sees McCullough shifting into a completely different musical territory. The song is an upbeat tale of money woes, and shows off an underlying sense of humour that hasn't really come across in SOTH releases to date (although it's something that those who follow him on Twitter will be fully accustomed to). It's also the most upbeat of the trio of songs he's put out, with a melody that reminds us of "Two Fingers" by Jake Bugg, and an upbeat rhythm that has the swagger of a smoky backroom pub to it. One can almost imagine it being set to a video of a massive barroom brawl breaking out.

"I.O.U" will be available through all the usual channels on 15th October.

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