Cian Nugent Night Fiction on LP + Download
Night Fiction is Cian Nugent's third album but his first taking on the role of singer-songwriter. Where his previous two albums - 2013's Born With The Caul and 2011's Doubles - saw him exploring extended guitar based instrumentals with his band, The Cosmos, here he has reigned things in and focused his songwriting skills. However, there is still plenty of soloing and fingerpicking for guitar fans as well.
Night Fiction amalgamates everything Cian has done up to this point and also reveals a more broad palate of influences, including The Velvet Underground, Richard Thompson, Television, Neil Young, John Lennon and Fred Neil. The album's 7 songs include both solo ventures as well as full-band recordings featuring David Lacey on drums, Conor Lumsden on bass, Brendan Jenkinson on organ and piano and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola.
The album was recorded in Bow Lane Studios in Dublin, Ireland with Daniel Fox (Girl Band) and mixed by Brendan Jenkinson. The vibe on Night Fiction is familiar yet refreshing and a logical progression for Cian Nugent's promising career.
"I've always been impressed and inspired by Cian's guitar playing; now on this album he brings his voice and stories to only expand that brilliance." - Steve Gunn