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"First Cuts"

Review for Pawtucket Blues EP

'On Mathematic Formula Paul Loughran has a superbly expressive vocal. A provocative release'.

Jackie Hayden, Hotpress - Hotpress

"Longtails in the night"

If you have the opportunity to witness Longtails, perform live, whether it be a solo acoustic performance or one with several session musicians - djemba, fiddle, mandolin and bass players among others, you will find that this is not your average singer songwriter produced from the Dublin conveyor belt right now. Youll see he has a lot more to offer. Just a listen to this fresh mix of contemporary folk, traditional and percussive acoustica to know that this is not a music for categorizing. His live performance is a ballsy event, and there is certainly no room for quiet reflection here. Appreciated is more of the beer guzzling atmosphere that the performer injects. It certainly gets the crowd pumping, whether it is an early festival opener, or your weekly Wednesday evening in a city bar. Indymedia recently praised his performance at a Hill of Tara fundraising event, "Longtails injected energy into the proceedings and kicked the event off with an upbeat set, boasting a strong percussion hook". Some of the artists best work includes Starry Dublin Nite which presents excellent vocal production and some quirky lyrical content, which is a prime feature in Longtails music. In recent work, he has moved away from breezy acoustic pop to a modern traditional sound which generates vibrancy and passion through his vocals, and evidently is a trip back to his roots. Our latest offering from the Dubliner, and the track that seems to be getting the biggest response is Pawtucket Blues which is an upcoming title track EP release. This is a rip-roaring, almost rap-like stomper, which even your most professional tenor would struggle not coming up for air in between lines. Longtails is playing at a string of venues across Dublin to accompany the release of Pawtucket Blues EP - Joseph O Connor, Media World


Pawtucket Blues EP
(Independent release 2008)



Longtails have released one EP to date, in the form of the ‘Pawtucket Blues’ EP. They have only been together as a proper functioning, arguing, laughing and real band since May 2008.
Longtails are songwriter/guitarist Paul Loughran, Bassist Marcin Kulbaka, Harp/ Keys/ Flute Mairead McMahon Lead Guitar Mickal Kulbaka, Drums/Percussion Krzyzstof Nuemann .
A mixture of Irish and Polish band members creating a unique sonic experience.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Paul Loughran has been writing songs for the last ten years, and has finally found his place in music amongst a group of talented musicians. The band draw from a wide range of influences, from Bob Dylan to Damien Dempsey, The Stone Roses to Kila, Joy Division and Talking Heads to Bruce Springstein.
Longtails’ definitive sound remains their own.

For further details on the gigs, bookings and information on upcoming live dates log onto www.myspace.com/longtails where you can sample some of the aforementioned songs and get in contact with the band.