Longtails

Longtails

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Longtails play folk/trad/rock/pop music . Immediately at home on-stage, the band bring life, urgency and passion to all their performances. The the Pawtucket Blues EP has been described as 'A provocative release'. - Jackie Hayden, Hotpress

Biography

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.

Lyrics

Starry Dublin Night

Written By: Paul Loughran

I came crashing over the Wicklow mountains with a bag of mushrooms and my friends
We’re gonna talk and make no sense to one another with gusto
And on tomorrow’s remembrance reflect on a fine performance
Then jump back into our matrix cause you cant escape forever

And I’m gonna get mad out of it
I’m gonna get mad out of it
I’m gonna get mad out of it
Because it’s such a skit

I came sailing down the Liffey with two barrels of the finest porter
Borrowed from St James I got friends in high places
Sail onto the northside our boat we dock in Malahide
Then crack these babies open here's to the young and free men

And I’m gonna drink my fill and
Climb up to the highest hill
And look out over the still
And starry Dublin night

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Mathematic Formula

Written By: Paul Loughran

Just like a mathematic formula
that Einstein plucked from the atmosphere
Just lie a magic conjured from thin air
its always been around just waiting there
To be discovered to be understood
and give this modern age an ancient view of love
The Celts, Egyptians, Mayan and Mohawk tribes
they sought the magic out of the skies into their lives

Just like Columbus stumbling upon new lands
that the Europeans did not try to understand
Brought gifts of suffering provide it with disease
and they can be our friends, slaves and sentries
Because this is our new land and we claim it for our King
And just cause you’re here first you know it wont change a thing
The Aztecs, Incas, Mayan and Mohawk tribes they lost their will to live and keep their tribes alive

Just like the way we fall and get back on our feet
The human spirit soars one hundred million feet
Beyond the atmosphere and through the galaxy
We claim the sun and stars are here to fill our needs
and the universe is big and full of mystery
and only mathematic minds will ever hold the key
the Celts, Egyptians, Mayan and Mohawk tribes they sought the magic out of the skies into their lives

Discography

Pawtucket Blues EP
(Independent release 2008)

Set List

bombs
Green and Red and Dead
pawtucket blues
starry dublin night
all i need
pride of lions
unavoidable repercussions
down at the junction
make the bacon
she's all that
Time doesnt hang around
If i buy you a bunch of flowers does it mean i have special powers
Mathematic formula
The song with no name
itchy feet

covers:
Natty Dred
sweet thing
boys dont cry
Fishermans Blues
rocky road to dubllin