I listen to about 300 full albums every year and thousands of songs by new bands, so it is rare that one leaps out and commands the kind of attention that makes you immediately go find (and buy) the back catalogue. Chris Bathgate managed that with the opening track of his new album A Cork Tale Wake - Serpentine. I wish that was available as an mp3... It's not clever, it's not especially new, but it is one of the most haunting songs I've heard in an age.
As I can't offer Serpentine, I can only recommend that you go buy it.
Here's another outstanding Chris Bathgate track, however, buffalo girl, from his previous album, throatsleep.
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