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"A terrific, sub-three minute rocker with no let-up from beginning to end and a take-no-prisoners vocal performance from Brian Hogan, ‘Come On’ sounds like the result of a three-way collaboration between Jack White, the late Phil Lynott and (I’m not kidding here) ‘70s glamsters, The Sweet. In fact, I almost found myself singing the words to their 1973 hit ‘Blockbuster’ over the instrumental version helpfully included on this taster from Preachers Sons’ forthcoming album, 10 Stories Tall." ?Colm O'Hare, Hot Press, IE

Brian Hogan brings a barely-contained Springsteen-style exuberance to this track from Preachers Son's impressive album Love, Life & Limb. It pulsates via a thundering multi-layered rhythm track that has echoes of Talking Heads and Phil Spector, with squabbling guitars a go-go and drums that nail your head to the floor. ?Jackie Hayden, Hot Press, IE

I Love This Band: Preachers Son is Dublin-based with a grit-glam sound channeling equal parts David Bowie (especially in his Berlin phase), Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and the Legendary Shack-Shakers. They've created a unique, hard-rock sound that positively drips with drama and raw musicality. I can't stop playing them. ?Catherine Kustanczy Toronto, Canada - Play Anon

One of my happiest new discoveries, I came to know Preachers Son through a blurt from Gavin Friday’s direction regarding his guest appearance on Preachers Son’s song Lipstick. I followed the trail and came to X For Sandra. It hit the same dark, western tinged, vaguely punk nerve that runs through just about every “alternative” music fan I know over 25....like anything this striking, it’s hard to pin down. ?Johnny Blackchurch, London, UK - Radio Hydrogen

Preacher's Son is more than the sum of it's parts. With an impressive cast of guest musicians including Gavin Friday and Liam Ó'Maonlaoí and Keiran Kennedy, the sound is glam- meets-swamp rock southern gothic... All good. This one has potential to run and run.'?Hot Press, IE

With his suitably gruff and character-packed vocal Hogan imbues these songs with a murky undercurrent that makes them strangely tantalizing..... a blast of vigorous bluesy guitar, '26 Years' throws down the gauntlet... These kind of mammoth guitar riffs are one of this record's finest achievements, paying homage to old school blues and rock n roll without a hint of irony... a record that has soul, sensitivity and exuberance in abundance.?Entertainment.ie, IE

"An album of swamp rock and glam-tinged garage blues...mixed by Dave Bascombe of Depeche Mode fame, it is sonically brilliant and blessed with some fantastic musicianship."?The Star, IE

Hogan’s knack for a strong melody make for wonderful, yet menacing tunes....Love, Life, and Limb is a dirty swamp-rock album from start to finish, and one that I highly recommend checking out. ?Swear I'm Not Paul, IE

I was instantly engaged with the album from the beginning with the track '26 Years'. It's an anthem of sound with a killer chorus, great lyrics and a real heavy edge. The best songs on the album have all of these attributes such as 'X For Sandra', 'Lost My Faith' and an album highlight 'This Time of Life'... Gavin Friday assisted 'Lipstick' is a wonderfully charming song with beautifully arranged strings and delicate vocals. For me it one of the best songs released by an Irish band this year. ?2 U I Bestow, IE

‘Should Have Been Gone’ is a perfect example of the hypnotic affect of Brian’s voice, there is something native and primal about his voice, something that reaches into your soul and stirs you, even if it is only for just a moment. The unbridled passion that is found in Brian’s voice is a trait that a lot of today’s music makers have lost...On a whole the album sounds like it grew from the soil of the deep south in America, raised by rebellious teenagers and aged by dying rock stars and blues musicians.?The @rcade, IE

‘This Time of Life’ has quite an explosive energy, it will more than likely dig its way into your mind and stay there. Strong-lasting vocals + Spot on musical work + Motivation = A fu**ing hot track.?www.new-reviews.co.uk, UK

The sparse noir arrangement is the first of several tracks that build on atmosphere, rather than bombast. The Jarvis Cockeresque sexual paranoia of single X For Sandra is a bobbing blues boogie, sprinkled with some Bowie magic in the choruses....Lost My Faith is a rockabilly firestorm which Imelda May could only dream of producing, complete with super fast wailing guitar solos and on point horns. ?GoldenPlec, IE - preachersson.com


"PREACHERS SON VID FOR LONDON FILM FESTIVAL"

Preachers Son's latest video, 'Come On' has received the nod from the London International Film Festival. It will be screened at the Roxy (Borough High St.) on April 18, as part of the 'Music Video' category.
Released here on April 13 and in the UK on April 30, the track is taken from the band's forthcoming second album 10 Stories Tall, due out later this year.

The video, directed by Vittoria Colonna, has already been accepted for the Ricon International Film Festival in Puerto Rico and the 'Other Venice Film Festival’ in California. Since its initial post a month ago, it's received over 15,000 views. Check it out below. - Hot Press Magazine


"The luck of the Irish; how to channel Led Zep, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen; and... the bed Michael Jackson slept in?!?"

The luck of the Irish; how to channel Led Zep, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen; and... the bed Michael Jackson slept in?!?
 
BY FRED MILLS
 
As previously announced, the latest selection in our Blurt/Sonicbids "Best Kept Secret" series of new or under-the-radar artists is Preachers Son, from Dublin, Ireland - our 15th BKS, in fact, since commencing the program back in 2008.
 
Preachers Son comprises multiinstrumentalist/vocalist Brian Hogan (also bassist with Meteor Award-winning band Kila) and drummer/vocalist Emmaline Duffy-Fallon (late of Engine Alley, who also notched considerable acclaim in the early/mid ‘90s). The name refers to Hogan's father, who was a singer and a preacher, incidentally. They got together in 2009 and quickly started picking up press for their hi-nrg, at times atmospheric, at other times rootsy, sound, which the musicians themselves describe as being "like a David Byrne, Scott Walker collaboration, or Queen's greatest hits circa 1980 vs Morrison Hotel. A Led Zeppelin / Leonard Cohen crossover sort of Johnny Cash, Duane Eddie, Bowie doing Talking Heads kinda thing."
 
It's a truism that one should never trust an artist to describe his or her music, but in this case - wow. Among the key tracks dotting their spectacular Dave Bascombe-mixed debut Love Life and Limb (released last October) are "26 Years," which does indeed suggest the improbably Led Zep/Cohen blend (due in no small part to Hogan's impossibly deep, resonant voice); first single "X For Sandra," which marries Bowie drama to a kind of Exene/John Doe vocal parry-and-thrust vibe; "Should Have Been Gone," a minor-chord, strings-powered country twanger which taps the aforementioned Johnny Cash influence; and "Lipstick," a moody, swampy slice of gothic noir featuring guest vocals from Gavin Friday. And wait'll you hear their raucous, street rumble of a cover of Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" (Duffy-Fallon takes lead vocal on that one, natch).
 
The band is reportedly a dynamo in concert, frequently joined on stage by guest musicians including Tabby Callaghan (X-Factor), Kieran Kennedy (Black Velvet Band, Hothouse Flowers) and Shane Fitzsimons (Lisa Hannigan, Damien Rice, Paddy Casey). Here's hoping we can get them over to these shores in the near future.
 
More recently Preachers Son unveiled a new video for the track "Time of Life." It was directed by BAFTA award winning Neasa Hardiman, art direction by IFTA award winning Anna Rackard, director of photography Daniel Balteanu, edited by Nathan Nugent at Screen Scene and shot at Dublin's Hello Operator studio with an eclectic cast of 30 performers spanning the ages of one to seventy eight years of age. Check it out, below, following our interview with the band. Meanwhile, you can get more details on the band and hear song samples at their official website as well as their MySpace page and Facebook page. They're one of the good ‘uns, trust us.
 
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BLURT: First of all, Brian, could you tell us a little about your musical background, including your preaching/singing father who I assume was an influence, about KILA, and how things are standing with that band and your brother Lance?
BRIAN HOGAN: I started off with a Doors album, a Queen album, a tennis racket and a mirror. My brother Lance had been in a band for a couple of years, so as soon as I got my first electric guitar.... they put me on bass. I was eleven! We gigged around Dublin and soon after my dad conscripted us into his own outfit. With my father's band, including my brother, cousin and sister, we gigged around Europe at various Christian festivals, which afforded me many experiences, not all good, but experiences never the less!
        My first professional gig was with a country band, then, after a brief time in animation and various bands with various successes, I joined Kíla and saw the world. Nine albums later we have taken a well needed break for everyone to get on with their own projects - my brother Lance is involved with several film soundtracks and some of the others have solo projects too.
 
How about you, Emmaline?
EMMALINE DUFFY-FALLON: I started playing drums when I was 14 years old. Up till then I had been raised on classical music, having studied cello and piano from the age of 7. I was becoming a teenager, I needed to hit things, so drums it was; cellos don't take much of a beating.  I joined my first band Engine Alley at fifteen, auditioning in my school uniform! We got signed to U2's label Mother Records and went on two years later to record an album with Steve Lillywhite which was a great experience - plus, he plays a great game of dice. I have played in about six other bands as both a member and as a hired gun.
 
How did the two of you meet and start to collaborate musically?
BRIAN: I knew about Em, as did every other musician in Ireland - she was the hot drummer from Engine Alley and I was very interested in her. As was every other musician in Ireland! Later we m - Blurt.com


"Preachers Son performance at ExploreMusic"

Preachers Son stopped by the ExploreMusic office during Canadian Music Fest 2011 to perform a couple of songs. Preachers Son are Brian Hogan and Emmaline Duffy-Fallon, a gritty hard rock band from Dublin, Ireland. - ExploreMusic Canada


"Blurt Magazine Best Kept Secret"

It's a truism that one should never trust an artist to describe his or her music, but in this case - wow. Boy howdy: among the key tracks dotting their spectacular Dave Bascombe-mixed debut Love Life and Limb (released last October) are "26 Years," which does indeed suggest the improbably Led Zep/Cohen blend (due in no small part to Hogan's impossibly deep, resonant voice); first single "X For Sandra," which marries Bowie drama to a kind of Exene/John Doe vocal parry-and-thrust vibe; "Should Have Been Gone," a minor-chord, strings-powered country twanger which taps the aforementioned Johnny Cash influence; and "Lipstick," a moody, swampy slice of gothic noir featuring guest vocals from Gavin Friday. And wait'll you hear their raucous, street rumble of a cover of Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" (Duffy-Fallon takes lead vocal on that one, natch). - Blurt Magazine USA


"Blurt Magazine Best Kept Secret"

It's a truism that one should never trust an artist to describe his or her music, but in this case - wow. Boy howdy: among the key tracks dotting their spectacular Dave Bascombe-mixed debut Love Life and Limb (released last October) are "26 Years," which does indeed suggest the improbably Led Zep/Cohen blend (due in no small part to Hogan's impossibly deep, resonant voice); first single "X For Sandra," which marries Bowie drama to a kind of Exene/John Doe vocal parry-and-thrust vibe; "Should Have Been Gone," a minor-chord, strings-powered country twanger which taps the aforementioned Johnny Cash influence; and "Lipstick," a moody, swampy slice of gothic noir featuring guest vocals from Gavin Friday. And wait'll you hear their raucous, street rumble of a cover of Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" (Duffy-Fallon takes lead vocal on that one, natch). - Blurt Magazine USA


"Swear I'm Not Paul review of Love Life & Limb 19/11/2010?""

definitely Duffy-Fallon and Hogan’s baby, with both their backgrounds shining through. Hogan’s knack for a strong melody combined with Duffy-Fallon’s rhythm make for wonderful, yet menacing tunes....Love, Life, and Limb is a dirty swamp-rock album from start to finish, and one that I highly recommend checking out." Read more >>
- Swear I'm Not Paul


"You might be wondering who Preachers Son are?"

You might be wondering who Preachers Son are? Well don’t worry about that because we are here to fill in the gaps before we tear this album apart and get at the core of this amazing sound.

Preachers Son are Brian Hogan, you may have heard of Brian through his work with Irish folk music group Kíla and Emmaline Duffy, formerly of Engine Alley. The two Dubliners came together last year to create a sound of their very own and have been working hard for the past 12 months to establish a name for themselves on the Irish music scene.

A highly talented bass player, Brian hangs onto the guitar as he steps forward to take to the microphone with Preachers Son, accompanied occasionally by the vocals of Emmaline who sits quiet comfortably before the drums. In the last twelve months, they have worked and shared their stage with Tabby O Callaghan, Shane Fitzsimons and Kieran Kennedy to name but a few and aside from their shows have invested blood sweat and heart into their debut album ‘Love Life & Limb’.

The eleven track album is the perfect companion for anyone with a love for soulful rock and melancholic tones. Mashing their experience together, Brian and Emmaline concoct an intoxicating album crammed with the heavy sounds of guitar, hypnotic vocals and a rhythm you could live your life by.
There is no simple way to pin down the sound that carries you through the album, evolving naturally but sporadically throughout the course of the songs. It is a sound that is open to all sorts of interpretation but definite elements include: blues, old rock and glam punk – of course these all vary from track to track and you can be forgiven for being confused as to where you draw these influences from. Every aspect of Preachers Son’s music sounds so different to the other, from guitar to drums to vocals but somehow these separate entities are mashed together and a perfect sound is formed and a fantastic album is created.

This contrast of sounds is highlighted greatly when Emmaline duets with Brian. Hogan’s vocals have an old earthy vibe, every word is weighed down by the raw emotion he seems to enrich every song with.
‘Should Have Been Gone’ is a perfect example of the hypnotic affect of Brian’s voice, paced perfectly with the rhythmic beat of Emmaline on the drums, there is something native and primal about his voice, something that reaches into your soul and stirs you, even if it is only for just a moment. The unbridled passion that is found in Brian’s voice is a trait that a lot of today’s music makers have lost, music takes time to make and can’t be rushed if it is something you wish to perfect.

When accompanied by the sweet and delicate tones of Emmaline, the passion and energy in Brian’s voice only intensifies more and together the ancient earthy tones are accompanied by a younger and fresh sound.
They seem to make music their own and their cover of the Dusty Springfield classic ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ sounds like something that they created all of their own accord. Turning the favourite classic into something a lot darker, a song not unlike Nick Cave’s ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’, proving the power these two have over music.
On a whole the album sounds like it grew from the soil of the deep south in America, raised by rebellious teenagers and aged by dying rock stars and blues musicians.

If at first you find yourself deterred by the coarse vocals or heaviness weighing down the album then we can only urge to give it a second listen, a chance to let the music grow on you and if you are looking for music that will not only withstand the test of the time and passing musical fads, something that will only grow better with age, then ‘Love Life & Limb’ is where your searching can stop.
We can guarantee you this is not the last we have heard of Preachers Son, for them to stop making music would be a loss for the Irish scene and the industry. So forget what you are doing now and grab yourself a copy.

Track Listing for ‘Love Life & Limb’

1. 26 Years
2. Born Another Time
3. Book of Love
4. X For Sandra
5. This Time of Life
6. Lipstick (feat. Gavin Friday)
7. Son of A Preacher Man
8. Rain
9. Heaven For the Moment
10. Should Have Been Gone
11. Lost My Faith

Love Life and Limb is available here to download now.

If you would like to learn more about Preachers Son, then you can check out their official website here and for frequent updates and exclusives please see their official Facebook page.
- The @rcade


"Album Review: Preachers Son – Love, Life & Limb"

...definitely Duffy-Fallon and Hogan’s baby, with both their backgrounds shining through. Hogan’s knack for a strong melody combined with Duffy-Fallon’s rhythm make for wonderful, yet menacing tunes....Love, Life, and Limb is a dirty swamp-rock album from start to finish, and one that I highly recommend checking out."
- Swear I'm Not Paul


"Preachers Son - Love Life & Limb"

With the help of former Engine Alley lass Emmaline Duffy-Fallon, Kila's Brian Hogan sheds his trad roots in favour of boisterous blues rock and brooding sombre expositions. With his suitably gruff and character-packed vocal Hogan imbues these songs with a murky undercurrent that makes them strangely tantalizing.....With a blast of vigorous bluesy guitar, '26 Years' throws down the gauntlet for much of what's to come throughout 'Love Life & Limb'. These kind of mammoth guitar riffs are one of this record's finest achievements, dotted as they throughout its eleven tracks, paying homage to old school blues and rock n roll without a hint of irony. Providing the backbone with her solid drumming, Duffy-Fallon also adds a little sex to proceedings with her sensual backing vocals.....on a record that has soul, sensitivity and exuberance in abundance. - Entertainment.ie


"Highly personal debut album from a band consisting of Kila's bassist and Engine Alley's drummer."

Highly personal debut album from a band consisting of Kila's bassist and Engine Alley's drummer. Preachers Son's debut is a varied collection of mini rock anthems which makes for an absorbing listen.

Preachers Son are Dubliners Brian Hogan (Kíla) and Emmaline Duffy-Fallon (previously of Engine Alley). The debut album 'Love Life & Limb' was released on Oct 15th on Reekus Records. Guest artists on the album include: Gavin Friday, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Kieran Kennedy, Jose Carlos Anselmo Flores and Rori Coleman.


'Love, Life & Limb' has taken up much of my time and my thoughts in the last few weeks. I was instantly engaged with the album from the beginning with the track '26 Years'. It's an anthem of sound with a killer chorus, great lyrics and a real heavy edge. The best songs on the album have all of these attributes such as 'X For Sandra''Lost My Faith' and an album highlight 'This Time of Life'. In particular I love the attitude filled version of 'Son of a Preacher Man'.

I mentioned above that the album is varied and it certainly is. I am a fan of albums having 'Peaks & Troughs' but I found the 'Troughs' to be in general a real let down. The songs like 'Rain' and 'Heaven For The Moment' veer into some weird Nick Cave-like world which is void of charm and direction.

There is an exception to this particular criticism which is the Gavin Friday assisted 'Lipstick' and is another clear highlight in the album. 'Lipstick' is a wonderfully charming song with beautifully arranged strings and delicate vocals. For me it one of the best songs released by an Irish band this year.

Preachers Son - Love, Life & Limb [10 out of 12]

Buy The Album: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/love-life-limb/id399434878


- 2 U I Bestow


"Scripture Perfect"

Hot Press (www.hotpress.ie) - November 18th 2010 - Hot Press Magazine


"Body and soul: Musician Emmaline Duffy"

Emmaline (34) is a musician and dog-trainer. She plays drums and sings vocals with Preachers Son and started her music career with Engine Alley when she was 15 years old.

My parents were . . . good at giving me a strong work ethic. My mum is a dress designer and they ran a business together.

The house I grew up in . . . was the house I was born in, in Clondalkin. The doctor had to get a police escort to come and deliver me. The Eurovision Song Contest was on TV at the time so I was born to Abba's Waterloo.

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . a vet or a musician.

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . like to change the fact that I procrastinate too much.

You wouldn't know it but I'm no good at . . . answering these type of questions on the spot, I don't always have the right answers.

You may not know it but I'm very good at . . . dog-training, I'm like Supernanny for dogs.

At night I dream of . . . most things I've been doing that day, or what I have to do the next, so I'm planning in my sleep.

When I look in the mirror I see . . . me, but just a few years older than I want to be.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . a wonderful black dress, 40s style, that I bought in Chicago. I love the cut of it and it looks like it cost a lot.

I wish I'd never worn . . . my confirmation outfit. It was cerise pink, a trousers and jacket combination and was not very pretty.

I drive . . . a big heap of a Volvo; it's safe and practical and I love it.

My house is . . . in a one-horse town in the sticks. It's a stone cottage with a great fire.

My favourite work of art . . . would probably be The Girl With The Pearl Earring by Vermeer. But, otherwise, I have odd taste in art, I have a lot of pieces in my house but they might not be to everyone's taste.

A book that changed me . . . was Don't shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor. A wonderful book. You should read it if you're not getting on with your boss or your spouse.

My greatest regret is . . . I don't like to have regrets. If I do, I try to make amends.

My real-life villain is . . . Cesar Milan, the dog trainer. I don't like the way he works with dogs, he uses very outdated methods.

The person who really makes me laugh is . . . my dog. She has a great sense of humour and never talks back. She is a mixture between a Labrador and a Pitbull.

The last time I cried . . . was in the last six months. I don't cry very often.

My five-year plan is . . . world domination, through music and as a dog-trainer.

My life philosophy is . . . to achieve your goals, make it happen for yourself and never give up. Also, do to others what you would have done to you.

www.preachersson.com www.citizencanineireland.com Preachers Son will perform a free gig in Doyle's, College St, tomorrow at 8.30pm

- Emma Blain
Tuesday March 23 2010
- The Evening Herald


"Body and soul: Musician Emmaline Duffy"

Emmaline (34) is a musician and dog-trainer. She plays drums and sings vocals with Preachers Son and started her music career with Engine Alley when she was 15 years old.

My parents were . . . good at giving me a strong work ethic. My mum is a dress designer and they ran a business together.

The house I grew up in . . . was the house I was born in, in Clondalkin. The doctor had to get a police escort to come and deliver me. The Eurovision Song Contest was on TV at the time so I was born to Abba's Waterloo.

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . a vet or a musician.

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . like to change the fact that I procrastinate too much.

You wouldn't know it but I'm no good at . . . answering these type of questions on the spot, I don't always have the right answers.

You may not know it but I'm very good at . . . dog-training, I'm like Supernanny for dogs.

At night I dream of . . . most things I've been doing that day, or what I have to do the next, so I'm planning in my sleep.

When I look in the mirror I see . . . me, but just a few years older than I want to be.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . a wonderful black dress, 40s style, that I bought in Chicago. I love the cut of it and it looks like it cost a lot.

I wish I'd never worn . . . my confirmation outfit. It was cerise pink, a trousers and jacket combination and was not very pretty.

I drive . . . a big heap of a Volvo; it's safe and practical and I love it.

My house is . . . in a one-horse town in the sticks. It's a stone cottage with a great fire.

My favourite work of art . . . would probably be The Girl With The Pearl Earring by Vermeer. But, otherwise, I have odd taste in art, I have a lot of pieces in my house but they might not be to everyone's taste.

A book that changed me . . . was Don't shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor. A wonderful book. You should read it if you're not getting on with your boss or your spouse.

My greatest regret is . . . I don't like to have regrets. If I do, I try to make amends.

My real-life villain is . . . Cesar Milan, the dog trainer. I don't like the way he works with dogs, he uses very outdated methods.

The person who really makes me laugh is . . . my dog. She has a great sense of humour and never talks back. She is a mixture between a Labrador and a Pitbull.

The last time I cried . . . was in the last six months. I don't cry very often.

My five-year plan is . . . world domination, through music and as a dog-trainer.

My life philosophy is . . . to achieve your goals, make it happen for yourself and never give up. Also, do to others what you would have done to you.

www.preachersson.com www.citizencanineireland.com Preachers Son will perform a free gig in Doyle's, College St, tomorrow at 8.30pm

- Emma Blain
Tuesday March 23 2010
- The Evening Herald


"Gavin Friday sings Lipstick with Preachers Son"

Gavin Friday sings the song ‘Lipstick’ on Irish band Preachers Son’s album ‘Life, Love and Limb’.

Preachers Son are Kila’s Brian Hogan, Engine Alley’s Emmaline Duffy-Fallon and José Carlos Anselmo Flores. They recorded their debut album with producer Ciaran Cahill and it was mixed by Dave Bascombe (who also worked on Gavin Friday’s own “Adam ‘n’ Eve”). Their first single ‘X For Sandra’ is being released on Reekus on April 16th. The album is currently being mastered and will be out later this year.

Listen to Gavin Friday sing Lipstick in full on the band’s website. - gavinfriday.com


"Gavin Friday sings Lipstick with Preachers Son"

Gavin Friday sings the song ‘Lipstick’ on Irish band Preachers Son’s album ‘Life, Love and Limb’.

Preachers Son are Kila’s Brian Hogan, Engine Alley’s Emmaline Duffy-Fallon and José Carlos Anselmo Flores. They recorded their debut album with producer Ciaran Cahill and it was mixed by Dave Bascombe (who also worked on Gavin Friday’s own “Adam ‘n’ Eve”). Their first single ‘X For Sandra’ is being released on Reekus on April 16th. The album is currently being mastered and will be out later this year.

Listen to Gavin Friday sing Lipstick in full on the band’s website. - gavinfriday.com


"His And Her pairing Makes A Lot Of Sense"

HOTPRESS – Issue 20 October 20th 2010

PREACHERS SON
LOVE LIFE & LIMB (Reekus)

HIS AND HER PAIRING MAKE A LOT OF SENSE

Built around the core of Kila's Brian Hogan and Emmaline Duffy-Fallon,
Preacher's Son is more than the sum of it's parts. With an impressive
cast of guest musicians including Gavin Friday and Liam Ó'Maonlaoí and
Keiran Kennedy, the sound is glam- meets-swamp rock southern gothic,
with hints of everyone from The White Stripes and the Jon Spencer
Blues Explosion to Lou Reed and, most obviously, Bowie. Not every song
here is a duet - but when she does take to the mic Emmaline
Duffy-Fallon's sweet tones provide a fine foil for Hogan's dark, deep
growl. Their version of 'Son of a Preacher Man' (made famous by Dusty
Springfield) is almost unrecognisable here, sounding like a twisted
murder ballad, crossed with T-Rex's 'Children of the Revolution'.
With string arrangements over a languid rock rhythm, 'Lipstick'
features an explosive Gavin Friday performance, while '26 Years' is an
angry, Bowie-esque rocker with biting, break-up sentiments. 'Someone
must have really hurt you now, to act such a cow'.
'Born Another Time' recalls the recent work of Mark Lanegan and Isobel
Campbell: 'X For Sandra' could be mistaken for Kylie and Nick
re-channeling the spirit of Bowie's Aladdin Sane while, , 'Should Have
Been Gone' could have easily have been included on the recent Plant /
Krauss collaboration. All good.
This one has potential to run and run.

COLM O'HARE
KEY TRACK: X FOR SANDRA - Hot Press Magazine


"His And Her pairing Makes A Lot Of Sense"

HOTPRESS – Issue 20 October 20th 2010

PREACHERS SON
LOVE LIFE & LIMB (Reekus)

HIS AND HER PAIRING MAKE A LOT OF SENSE

Built around the core of Kila's Brian Hogan and Emmaline Duffy-Fallon,
Preacher's Son is more than the sum of it's parts. With an impressive
cast of guest musicians including Gavin Friday and Liam Ó'Maonlaoí and
Keiran Kennedy, the sound is glam- meets-swamp rock southern gothic,
with hints of everyone from The White Stripes and the Jon Spencer
Blues Explosion to Lou Reed and, most obviously, Bowie. Not every song
here is a duet - but when she does take to the mic Emmaline
Duffy-Fallon's sweet tones provide a fine foil for Hogan's dark, deep
growl. Their version of 'Son of a Preacher Man' (made famous by Dusty
Springfield) is almost unrecognisable here, sounding like a twisted
murder ballad, crossed with T-Rex's 'Children of the Revolution'.
With string arrangements over a languid rock rhythm, 'Lipstick'
features an explosive Gavin Friday performance, while '26 Years' is an
angry, Bowie-esque rocker with biting, break-up sentiments. 'Someone
must have really hurt you now, to act such a cow'.
'Born Another Time' recalls the recent work of Mark Lanegan and Isobel
Campbell: 'X For Sandra' could be mistaken for Kylie and Nick
re-channeling the spirit of Bowie's Aladdin Sane while, , 'Should Have
Been Gone' could have easily have been included on the recent Plant /
Krauss collaboration. All good.
This one has potential to run and run.

COLM O'HARE
KEY TRACK: X FOR SANDRA - Hot Press Magazine


"X Marks The Spot"

'X For Sandra' is a taster for the album Love Life and Limb, due in August from Preachers Son, who are fronted by Kíla man Brian Hogan (guitar and vocals) and Miss Metronome, formerly Emmaline Duffy-Fallon (of Engine Alley fame), on drums and vocals. A cross between Bowie, Nick Cave and VU, it's a dark work, driven by a doomy riff and punky guitar sounds. Meanwhile '26 Years' is more exuberant, with weighty vocals, craggy guitars and sizzling drums. For 'Born Another Time' they blend a little industrial influence with an early rock'n'roll '50s feel with stimulating effect. It all augurs well for the album....

PICK OF THE FORTNIGHT: PREACHERS SON
Tracks featured on Spin 1038, Red FM, WLR FM, Beat FM, Radio Kerry, BBC Radio Foyle, Live 95 FM, KCLR 96FM, 90.3 FM

Review June 17th 2010 by Jackie Hayden - Hot Press Magazine


"X Marks The Spot"

'X For Sandra' is a taster for the album Love Life and Limb, due in August from Preachers Son, who are fronted by Kíla man Brian Hogan (guitar and vocals) and Miss Metronome, formerly Emmaline Duffy-Fallon (of Engine Alley fame), on drums and vocals. A cross between Bowie, Nick Cave and VU, it's a dark work, driven by a doomy riff and punky guitar sounds. Meanwhile '26 Years' is more exuberant, with weighty vocals, craggy guitars and sizzling drums. For 'Born Another Time' they blend a little industrial influence with an early rock'n'roll '50s feel with stimulating effect. It all augurs well for the album....

PICK OF THE FORTNIGHT: PREACHERS SON
Tracks featured on Spin 1038, Red FM, WLR FM, Beat FM, Radio Kerry, BBC Radio Foyle, Live 95 FM, KCLR 96FM, 90.3 FM

Review June 17th 2010 by Jackie Hayden - Hot Press Magazine


"X For Sandra"

Brian Hogan lead singer for Preachers Son imprints his voice deep like the bottom tone from a bass note and harmonizes with the high end melodies on X for Sandra, uplifting with it's moments of solemn tones, but superb vocals from the front man Brian switching dynamics in his voice complimenting the music to it's fullest , comparison Bowie meets Nick Cave for a very elegant afternoon tea.

Review by T.Halpin - Music Review Unsigned


"X For Sandra"

Brian Hogan lead singer for Preachers Son imprints his voice deep like the bottom tone from a bass note and harmonizes with the high end melodies on X for Sandra, uplifting with it's moments of solemn tones, but superb vocals from the front man Brian switching dynamics in his voice complimenting the music to it's fullest , comparison Bowie meets Nick Cave for a very elegant afternoon tea.

Review by T.Halpin - Music Review Unsigned


"I Love This Band"

Preachers Son is Dublin-based with a grit-glam sound channeling equal parts David Bowie (especially in his Berlin phase), Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and the Legendary Shack-Shakers. They've created a unique, hard-rock sound that positively drips with drama and raw musicality. I can't stop playing them.
Catherine Kustanczy Toronto, Canada - Linkalicious April 2010 - Linkalicious


"I Love This Band"

Preachers Son is Dublin-based with a grit-glam sound channeling equal parts David Bowie (especially in his Berlin phase), Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and the Legendary Shack-Shakers. They've created a unique, hard-rock sound that positively drips with drama and raw musicality. I can't stop playing them.
Catherine Kustanczy Toronto, Canada - Linkalicious April 2010 - Linkalicious


"Preacher’s Son interview"

26 May 2009

If it wasn’t for his father, Brian Hogan wouldn’t be here today. Literally, of course, that goes without saying but it is also true of the musical journey of the Kila bass player, now also front man with new band Preacher’s Son. Father Larry was prevalent in the Irish 60’s folk scene with his group We 4. In 1974 he scored a number one album Simple Song Of Love, which led him to preaching and teaching through music before he died in 1998.
For Brian, it was an unorthodox childhood.“I grew up surrounded by music”, he remembers, “prayer meetings, strangers, friends and more music.” Although his father’s music history was rooted in the kind of music that Brian would eventually come back to, the young Hogan was more interested in the rock end of things. “I have an early memory of asking my dad for some ACDC and Motorhead albums, as he was a DJ on RTE radio at the time, but he came back with Meatloaf as he thought the others were somewhat ‘unsuitable’”, he laughs.
From there it was a short step into following in his father’s footsteps, musically at least. “I started gigging, with my father, brother, cousin and others, at about 12 when I was handed a bass (which was officially position ‘runt’ in the band) and have been making a living from those four strings ever since – Adam Clayton once advised me, two strings too many! We gigged around Holland and Spain at various Christian festivals but spent most of the time trying to indulge in more shall we say secular activities. Having spent some years working in animation I realised music was the way forward and after a year with Disney, anyone would. Various bands ensued such as Illywhacker, PAMF, The Galloping Hogans until I finally joined Kíla.”
That last decision proved to be a crucial one. Ten albums later plus a number one single alongside U2 and the Dubliners, Hogan and his brother Lance are still intergral to a band who have done more to push the idea of traditional Irish culture than perhaps any band since Planxty and Moving Hearts. At the moment though, the time has been deemed right for him to follow Kila members Ronan O’Snodaigh, his brother Colm and piper Eoin Dillon and launch his own project – Preacher’s Son
“I decided it was time to do it myself (albeit with four others) and put my music out there, play guitar very loud and shout my head off, as no one else is going to do it for me”. The other three he mentions have all had their moments too. ““On drums is the beautiful Emmaline Duffy Fallon, (formally of Engine Alley fame) who can also train your dog. We met playing in The Pete Pamf Band some years ago and are officially “the best rhythm section in Ireland”. As I’ve taken over Guitar duties I found Jóse Carlos Anselmo Flores from Seville, Spain on bass, Fralilan Moran Mendive from Cuba on percussion and on keys and Guitar Darah Munnis from Dublin, I think me and Darah need more names.”
The band are currently mixing their debut album Life, Love and Limb, which should be released by early summer. Those expecting something along the lines of Kila though will need to do a retthink. “I’m very influenced by the simplicity of Blues, the melancholy of a ballad and the sweat of a loud guitar, the riff and the voice to express feelings of love, hate, pain, passion, all the things that make life worth living. It’s kind of an ACDC-ABBA crossover sort of Johnny Cash doing Talking Heads kinda thing”. Sounds interesting… ““My music is not for the head but for the Heart, Soul and Booty to get the juices flowing and to awaken the inner Voo Doo in each and every one of us…… Amen!”
Preacher’s Son play the Purty Loft, Dun Laoghaire on Friday.

http://www.state.ie/2009/05/preachers-son-interview/
- By Phil Udell - State.ie


"Preacher’s Son interview"

26 May 2009

If it wasn’t for his father, Brian Hogan wouldn’t be here today. Literally, of course, that goes without saying but it is also true of the musical journey of the Kila bass player, now also front man with new band Preacher’s Son. Father Larry was prevalent in the Irish 60’s folk scene with his group We 4. In 1974 he scored a number one album Simple Song Of Love, which led him to preaching and teaching through music before he died in 1998.
For Brian, it was an unorthodox childhood.“I grew up surrounded by music”, he remembers, “prayer meetings, strangers, friends and more music.” Although his father’s music history was rooted in the kind of music that Brian would eventually come back to, the young Hogan was more interested in the rock end of things. “I have an early memory of asking my dad for some ACDC and Motorhead albums, as he was a DJ on RTE radio at the time, but he came back with Meatloaf as he thought the others were somewhat ‘unsuitable’”, he laughs.
From there it was a short step into following in his father’s footsteps, musically at least. “I started gigging, with my father, brother, cousin and others, at about 12 when I was handed a bass (which was officially position ‘runt’ in the band) and have been making a living from those four strings ever since – Adam Clayton once advised me, two strings too many! We gigged around Holland and Spain at various Christian festivals but spent most of the time trying to indulge in more shall we say secular activities. Having spent some years working in animation I realised music was the way forward and after a year with Disney, anyone would. Various bands ensued such as Illywhacker, PAMF, The Galloping Hogans until I finally joined Kíla.”
That last decision proved to be a crucial one. Ten albums later plus a number one single alongside U2 and the Dubliners, Hogan and his brother Lance are still intergral to a band who have done more to push the idea of traditional Irish culture than perhaps any band since Planxty and Moving Hearts. At the moment though, the time has been deemed right for him to follow Kila members Ronan O’Snodaigh, his brother Colm and piper Eoin Dillon and launch his own project – Preacher’s Son
“I decided it was time to do it myself (albeit with four others) and put my music out there, play guitar very loud and shout my head off, as no one else is going to do it for me”. The other three he mentions have all had their moments too. ““On drums is the beautiful Emmaline Duffy Fallon, (formally of Engine Alley fame) who can also train your dog. We met playing in The Pete Pamf Band some years ago and are officially “the best rhythm section in Ireland”. As I’ve taken over Guitar duties I found Jóse Carlos Anselmo Flores from Seville, Spain on bass, Fralilan Moran Mendive from Cuba on percussion and on keys and Guitar Darah Munnis from Dublin, I think me and Darah need more names.”
The band are currently mixing their debut album Life, Love and Limb, which should be released by early summer. Those expecting something along the lines of Kila though will need to do a retthink. “I’m very influenced by the simplicity of Blues, the melancholy of a ballad and the sweat of a loud guitar, the riff and the voice to express feelings of love, hate, pain, passion, all the things that make life worth living. It’s kind of an ACDC-ABBA crossover sort of Johnny Cash doing Talking Heads kinda thing”. Sounds interesting… ““My music is not for the head but for the Heart, Soul and Booty to get the juices flowing and to awaken the inner Voo Doo in each and every one of us…… Amen!”
Preacher’s Son play the Purty Loft, Dun Laoghaire on Friday.

http://www.state.ie/2009/05/preachers-son-interview/
- By Phil Udell - State.ie


Discography

Single "X For Sandra" released April 16th 2012
Album "Love Life & Limb" released October 2010
Single This Time of Life released May 6th 2011
Single Come On released April 13th 2012
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Bio

Preachers Son is the brainchild of Dubliner Brian Hogan. Grit-glam, blues tinged, swamp-rock featuring powerful vocals, slammin’ guitars and a driving rhythm section. Debut album ‘Love Life & Limb’, mixed by Dave Bascombe (Placebo, Korn, Depeche Mode) in Metropolis studios in London was released late 2010. In 2012 Preachers Son released single ‘Come On’ produced and recorded by three-time Grammy Award winner Marc Urselli (Les Paul, Lou Reed) and to date Irish and UK radio play includes BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Kerrang, Q, RTÉ 1, RTÉ 2, Nova and 98 FM amongst others.

Live onstage with a take-no-prisoners energy Preachers Son are sure to get your mojo working and have have played extensively in Ireland and internationally in the UK, Italy, Canada and the USA. Preachers Son are currently busy finishing their second album ‘10 Stories Tall’ in Swing House Studios LA working with Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt).

"A terrific, sub-three minute rocker with no let-up from beginning to end and a take-no-prisoners vocal performance from Brian Hogan, ‘Come On’ sounds like the result of a three-way collaboration between Jack White, the late Phil Lynott and (I’m not kidding here) ‘70s glamsters, The Sweet." Hot Press

“These kind of mammoth guitar riffs are one of this record's finest achievements, paying homage to old school blues and rock n roll without a hint of irony... ” Entertainment.ie

"Sonically brilliant and blessed with fantastic musicianship." The Star

“The unbridled passion that is found in Brian’s voice is a trait that a lot of today’s music makers have lost...” The @rcade

Brian Hogan
Brian has been playing guitar since the age of ten. At present he is chief bass-man with Kíla, with whom he co-composes and travels the world. Notable highlights of his musical career include Glastonbury Festival, Reading, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Electric Picnic (Ireland), Womad Festivals worldwide and the Montreaux Jazz Festival. In 2008 Brian with Kila, highly regarded as Ireland’s most innovative contemporary folk and new world artists, shared a number-one-hit alongside U2 and The Dubliners (The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew) and in 2010 an Oscar nomination for animated feature ‘The Secret of Kells’. Brian has enjoyed playing with many other talented artists including George Hamilton IV, Bono, U2, Ronnie Wood, Sinéad O Connor, Gavin Friday, The Dubliners, Paul Brady, Donal Lunny, Liam O Maonlaoí and Glenn Hansard. 2010 Brian launched his solo project Preachers Son, the name referring to his father Larry Hogan who spent his life singing and preaching the message of the Gospel before he died in 1998.