Microdisney perform 'The Clock Comes Down the Stairs'
On June 2, legendary Cork band Microdisney reconvene after some 30 years for a one-off exclusive performance their seminal album, The Clock Comes Down The Stairs and more. For The Recordsees NCH celebrate and explore the context of the key recordings in Irish music. A dark journey through 80’s emigrant London, The Clock Comes Down The Stairs has regularly been termed the greatest Irish record ever.
Described by John Peel as “the iron fist in a velvet glove”, Microdisney is defined by Cathal Coughlan’s intelligent articulate lyricism, with his and Sean O’Hagan’s sweet well-arranged pop melodies marking them as a band of fierce intelligence. Released on Rough Trade records in 1985 and reaching No 1 in the UK Indie Charts, The Clock Comes Down The Stairs is born of an insecure and troubled Irish emigrant experience of London in the 80s. Dark, acerbic, witty and yet swathed in lush pop, the album is one of the great Irish albums and one of the most critically acclaimed.
IMRO | NCH Trailblazer Award 2018
Microdisney will be awarded the IMRO | NCH Trailblazer Award 2018 a new music award presented by IMRO and NCH celebrating seminal albums by iconic Irish musicians, songwriters and composers.
Published on 29 November 2017