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Lost And Found
Irish duo The Lost Brothers have found the time to make their darkest record yet, in between paying homage to Roy Orbison and getting on brilliantly with one another.
Olaf Tyaransen, 01 Oct 2012
In amongst the pair’s trademark luckless, country-tinged songs of loss and regret, there’s a cover of Roy Orbison’s ‘Hey Miss Fanny’. They had to seek permission to record it from the Orbison estate. “Not only did they give us permission to cover the song, they also gave us all of this swag,” laughs McCausland. “We came home with loads of Orbison presents – bags, DVDs, sunglasses, albums. To do a song by him was an amazing feeling.”
Having taken care of their own affairs for the first few years, the duo are now looked after by former Pogues manager Frank Murray. “Since Frank came on board everything has stepped up a gear – or nine!” Leech enthuses. “In terms of just being busy. Because Frank has 40 years’ experience, he’s seen a lot of music and has a lot of contacts. He has us working even harder now, which we love.”
While constantly touring, recording and living in each other’s pockets can put a strain on any relationship, the two claim to never have had a fight. “It kind of goes beyond friendship,” McCausland laughs. “We don’t really have arguments. It’s funny, but we’re never both in a bad mood at the same time. If one of us is down, the other is cheering him up. I think I’m the negative person and Oisin is really positive. So it balances out.”
The Passing of the Night is out now on Lojinx.