Billy Mahonie - Field of Heads

Billy Mahonie - Field of Heads

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Release Date 24th May

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Formed in the first wave of British post-rock alongside the likes of Mogwai in the late 90s, John Peel favourites Billy Mahonie are set to return with the first new music from their original line-up in some twenty-four years. Whilst their debut album ‘The Big Dig’, released in 1999 on Too Pure Records, is considered a classic of the post rock genre, Billy Mahonie always crafted their intricate music with memorable hooks and melodies and performed it with energy and gusto. Theirs was not an aimless, meandering sound, instead the songs and attitude were rooted in punk rock, and still are. Billy Mahonie put the rock into post-rock.

Set for release this coming May 24th via Whistling Sam Projects, ‘Field Of Heads’ sees
the band returning with their classic original line-up of Gavin Baker (guitar), Howard
Monk (drums), Hywell Dinsdale (bass and guitar) and Kevin Penney (bass and guitar).
Whilst this line-up has been semi active for a few years, no new material came to
fruition. After their last gig in 2017, however, the band decided it was time to get
back into the studio, but with two members living abroad new challenges were
faced, but ideas were shared, old ones were resurrected and finally in October of
2019, Billy Mahonie were back in the studio.

Recorded over two long weekends on either side of the Covid 19 lockdowns, the
band tracked at The Church studios, owned by their former collaborator and front of
house engineer Paul Epworth, with senior engineer Luke Pickering at the controls,
allowing ‘Field Of Heads’ to quickly take shape.