Marc O’Reilly has just released his new album ‘L’etre Politique’. LP, meaning “political being” is as its title suggests, a political commentary. The album was written over a period of 3 months from Jan to March 2017 and recorded in two weeks in the summer of 2017. It deals with the politics of human interactions, from one on one friendships to more broader global themes of capitalism, war and globalisation. It offers an introspective look on universal issues-political beings, being political and the politics of being.
Marc O’Reilly has released 3 previous albums, ‘My Friend Marx’, ‘Human Herdings’ and ‘Morality Mortality’ and has enjoyed some recent international success with his track ‘Bleed’ streamed almost 2 million times on Spotify and featured on the soundtrack of the movie ‘Whatever Happens’. His track ‘Healer’ was also recently used in the US TV series ‘Salvation’. Marc is famed for his electrifying live performances and has appeared at many major European Festivals including, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, The Great Escape, Eurosonic, Reeperbahn etc. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks for the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet which was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian and has led to the recording of a live BBC Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullum Show on BBC Radio 2.
Praise for – ‘Human Herdings’ ‘The best Irish release in the last 5 years 12/12 ‘ – 2UIBestow
‘Borders on being a work of genius’ – FATEA Magazine
‘Great unsigned artist with soul and heartfelt emotion by the truckload’ – Recordoftheday
‘Tense folk-pop, full of lightening fingerpicking and classic Irish storytelling’ – TimeOut London
‘Album of the Week’ – Dan Hegarty (2fm)
‘Utterly brilliant’ – Paul McLoone (Today FM)
5***** – Rootstime
4**** – The Irish Times
4**** – Written in Music
‘If you invest in one album this year, make it this one’ – Here ….
‘Pretty Remarkable’ – Goldenplec.com
‘Spectacular Talent’ – Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2)
‘Captivating’ 9/10 – The Last Mix Tape