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A Band Called Paul

LATEST RELEASE (June 2022):

At a time of global uncertainty, economic crisis and high profile acts of violence, Dublin’s A Band Called Paul and Arizona’s Joel I.D. join voices across the Atlantic once again to create “ALIVE” … an anthem for those who need support on their journey back to mental health.

 

Written and recorded once again at a distance of 5,000 miles apart, “ALIVE” is a remarkable and unique progression from the hugely successful previous collaborations “Breaking Through” and “I Believe” from the Irish indie rock artist A Band Called Paul and American rapper Joel I.D.

 

Building in distinct phases, “ALIVE” evolves from a starting point resembling chamber music through a somewhat reflective harmonised vocal swing-jazz development into an exhilarating combination of indie rock and modern dance.

 

MUSIC VIDEO ON YOUTUBE:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXNIl0GlqUE

 

ABOUT A BAND CALLED PAUL

"A monster tune with a beast of a backbeat"

- Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing Mixtape January 2022 about the featured track "Inside Out"

 

Based in Dublin, A Band Called Paul is the creation outlet of former orchestral percussionist, soundtrack composer and session musician Paul McDonnell. The wide background of musical influences over Paul's career have shaped a sound that is a unique belnd built on an indie rock core, but dips frequently into Jazz, world music, electronica, lounge and hard rock.

 

A Band Called Paul released their debut album, "Primero", in February 2019. They have released six singles to date - the latin jazz "Hero Two" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CrOgzj3JBQ), the darkly electronic "Freefall" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIW450wY3AQ), the 60s-infused indie pop “In It For Money” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA4Vyu_Nv6s), the stadium-rock-with-a-twist "Shimalay" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKgLd9sqf84), the homage to Henry Mancini and 1950's lounge music "Slow Train" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0elyPLWPKE) and the back-to-our-indie-roots slice of fun "Inside Out" which was selected by Tom Robinson for inclusion on the BBC Introducing Mixtape in January 2022.

 

The band's sound has been described as if Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The The and Beck were to collaborate. But that only covers about 50% of what they do.

 

More information is available on the band's web site - abandcalledpaul.com

To chat with us, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/aBandCalledPaul

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Alive (with Joel I.D.)

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I Believe

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Slow Train

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Inside Out

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Breaking Through

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