The Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2009 celebrates its 5th Anniversary this year!
The winner will be selected at the Choice Music Prize live event at Vicar Street, Dublin on Wednesday 3 March, which will be broadcast live on the Paul McCloone Show, Today FM.
The winning act will receive a cheque for 10,000 Euro, courtesy of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), and a specially commissioned award, courtesy of Recorded Artists and Performers Ltd (RAAP).
As usual the Choice Music Prize will focus, simply and solely, on the music!
Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) & Thomas Walsh (Pugwash) As ...
THE DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOD
Featuring the Singles ‘The Age Of Revolution’ & ‘Meeting Mr Miandad’
Released in Ireland on 1969 Records
With new ball in hand, The Duckworth Lewis Method released their eponymous maiden album, July 3 – exquisitely timed to coincide with this summer’s Ashes tour.
Written by Duckworth (Thomas Walsh) and Lewis (Neil Hannon) the album was recorded and mixed in Dublin and mastered just down the road from Lord’s in Abbey Road Studios.
All the songs are either loosely or tightly connected to the beautiful game of cricket, there are no covers, extra covers or cover drives for that matter. These are all wonderfully crafted pop songs for cricket lovers and non-lovers equally to enjoy.
First delivery, ‘The Coin Toss’, spins wickedly into lead single ‘The Age Of Revolution’, released June 28.
From ‘Jiggery Pokery’, which tells the tale of the Gatting Ball and features guest cameos from Phill Jupitus, Alexander Armstrong and Matt Berry amongst others, through the Trescothian angst of ‘The Nightwatchman’, to the triple century of ‘Test Match Special’. This album really hits ‘The Sweet Spot’ (track4!) with a guest appearance from Cathy Davey.
With trademark melodies and glorious harmonies, the anthemic ‘Meeting Mr Miandad’ is yet another album highlight. It depicts Duckworth and Lewis' epic road trip to meet the legendary batsman Javed Miandad.
"The Duckworth Lewis Method is an album steeped in the love of cricket and pop. The resultant twelve songs are a cacophony of leather and willow turning through a cosmos of searing melodies and all round tunes,” says Duckworth in his post match interview.