Title: First Class & Coach – Neon Hip Format: Vinyl LP Label: Fifa Records Cat Num: Barcode:
Release date: April 7th 2023
April 7th will see the release of ‘Neon Hip’ the highly anticipated second album from West Cork alt-rock band ‘First Class & Coach’. They have built upon the foundations of their debut record and much-lauded ‘The Truth About Honey’ , striving to deliver an upbeat record that nevertheless reaches into some dark corners. This record contains accounts of heartbreak, rage, loss, grief – and yet, hope, which is evident from the three singles, ‘Neon Hip’’ (“Utterly outstanding” Stephen McCauley, BBC Sounds), ‘My oh My’ (“Candidate for Song Of The Year- one of my favourite Irish bands, back with another banger” Ed Smith, Today FM) and ‘SURE’ (“Everything they’ve released has been so, so impressive” Dan Hegarty, RTE2FM), which have been released from the album to date.
Once again, Tony Maimone ((Pere Ubu, StudioG Brooklyn) was enlisted to work with the band, co-producing and recording at Black Box Studios, France. The band chose to record in Black Box Studios because, apart from being a great studio with awesome heritage gear, it was an opportunity for the band to escape Ireland, at a time when, “we were all stir-crazy due to the limitations of the Covid pandemic”. The record was mixed in Brooklyn by Tony Maimone.