Watch band performing together for the first time in 19 years here
Ahead of their upcoming show in The Academy on November 23rd, PictureHouse have released a re-recorded live version of their 1998 hit “Love in the streets”
Recorded by the band in October 2018 in Jealoustown studio, the live recording was the first time that all 5 original members of Picture House – Dave Browne, Duncan Maitland, Geoff Woods, Aongus Ralston and Johnny Boyle have performed together in over 19 years.
The band said of the reunion: “I always hoped it would come around at some point, with the original line up and to play those songs again, Give them a good airing! It’s just like having the family back together!”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of “Karmarama” – which went gold in Ireland after a string of hit singles including “Sunburst”, “Love in the streets”, “All the time in the world” and “Only a friend”. “Karmarama” was start of an eventful time for PictureHouse which included stadium tours with the like of The Corrs and Meatloaf whilst also headlining their own tours which included sold out shows in The Olympia, The Point Depot and Shepherd’s Bush Empire amongst hundreds of venues.
Tickets for the show in The Academy are on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie and support on the night will be indie act Inhaler.
Summer 2018 will live long in the memory of The Elation.
The first two singles from their debut EP garnered huge radio support across Ireland and the UK. “Clickbait” was then released in June via Top 6 and went straight into the Irish Indie Charts at #3. A milestone for most artists and labels.
The band then went on a tour of festivals and radio stations around Ireland. Their electric live shows including a showstopping performance at Indiependence became renowned and the band were selected and invited to appear at Electric Picnic later this month in Stradbally.
The next track “Feels Like A Good Reason To Get Started” was used in the Indiependence aftermovie and is released on August 31st to co-incide with their appearance at Electric Picnic.
“Feels like a good reason to get started” is a bittersweet serenade set to a floor-filling pop-dance beat. The song was written about coming to the realisation that a relationship has run its course and you find yourself procrastinating the inevitable breakup for not wanting to hurt your other half.
Furthermore a limited number of cassette copies of Clickbait have been produced. For links for all streaming, download, cd and cassette options visit www.top6.ie/theelation
Irish actor / singer Patrick Bergin has revealed his pride at being asked to perform in front of Pope Francis this month in Croke Park. “I’m very honoured to be performing in front of the Pope, it’s a privilege and will be a highlight of my career for sure!”
The upcoming appearance co-incides with Patrick’s most recent release, a country track called “If you ever see Jesus again” a track which Bergin says is influenced by “what would happen if Jesus came back and I saw him”.
If you ever see Jesus again was recorded in Dublin by Ken Kiernan. The track is available now on all download and streaming platforms from smarturl.it/patrickbergin
2018 has been an interesting year for Patrick, he’s been a gangster on Eastenders, he’s been confirmed to appear in a film by Michael Flatley and released a number of his own songs including “Crazy in Love” and the personal “Tipperary Waltz.”
Following their triumphant anniversary show last year in Dublin’s NCH, PictureHouse have announced a once off show on November 23rd in The Academy to celebrate their “Karmarama” album from 1998
“Karmarama” which achieved gold status, reached the Irish Top 10 and featured a string of hit singles including , “All the time in the world”, “Love in the streets” and the summer smash hit “Sunburst” which was the most played song on Irish radio for both 1998 and 1999 and appeared on TV ads as well as a film soundtrack.
Returning to the scene of the crime, PictureHouse recorded a live album in a venue called HQ – which was on the site of what is now The Academy. “This was a no brainer for us, after our Shine Box show in NCH last year, we found people wanted to hear these songs live again, we thought it would be great to go back do these songs on the site where we also recorded a live album back then! We can’t wait!”
Last year the band famously celebrated their 21st anniversary of their debut album Shine Box amid tributes from President Higgins, Dustin The Turkey and Bono.
Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster from 32e