Folk Radio UK reviews Marriage Material

Lorkin O’Reilly Album & Single art – clockwise from upper left: Marriage Material, Baby Steps / Twist (ft. Laura Quirke), Pelé Pelé, Still You.

On this second album, the 27-year-old Scot of Irish heritage really opens up as a lyricist, delivering some of the most powerfully raw emotions in song form I’ve heard in many years.

Folk Radio UK

Read the newest review for Lorkin O’Reilly’s new album, Marriage Material, thanks to David Morrison for Folk Radio UK: https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2021/08/lorkin-oreilly-marriage-material/


Watch the video for Pelé Pelé and subscribe to Lorkin O’Reilly’s YouTube Channel XOTL

Album Review: Marriage Material

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No different than talking to a stranger at a coffee shop about their life story, Marriage Material is an unexpected collection that is wonderfully simple and intriguing.

Dust Country

Thanks to Dust Country for the new review of Marriage Material by Lorkin O’Reilly. Read: https://dustyorgan.com/2021/08/20/singer-songwriter-lorkin-oreilly-faces-his-past-on-sophomore-album-marriage-material/

Marriage Material is out now everywhere, listen: https://ffm.to/marriagematerial

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New Release: Lorkin O’Reilly – Marriage Material

Lorkin O’Reilly – Marriage Material OUT NOW

It’s an intimate album that feels like a whisper on the skin.

Louder Than War

The second full-length album by Lorkin O’Reilly is out now

Almost three years since the singer-songwriter released his debut album Heaven Depends, Lorkin O’Reilly returns with treasure trove of powerful reflections.

Marriage Material examines themes of deep love, family ties, and broken vows. It was recorded mostly at home in Catskill, New York in 2020, and calls on Lorkin O’Reilly’s extended network of musical brethren for support, with appearances by Kenny Siegel (Old Soul Studios), Matthew Cullen (Ultraam), Sam Smith, Will Bryant, Lee Falco, Felix M-B, and Laura Quirke (Lemoncello). The songs amble with intent through the halls of memory; unafraid to lament, bear teeth, or poke fun as needed; as the artist tries honestly to see the future in consideration of his recent past. After emigrating to America at eighteen and marrying at a young age to later separating from his wife, then finally becoming a citizen; Marriage Material is a story told with quiet hope, recognizing that familial relationships are the building blocks of everything.

We are so proud to present this new album to you. Listen to Marriage Material however you like to do that. Buy or stream it, add it to your playlists, please click those little hearts everywhere you see it and follow Lorkin O’Reilly. Thank you so much XOTL

NEW RELEASE: Lorkin O’Reilly – Twist

Proud to announce a new single is out today by Lorkin O’Reilly. It’s called “Twist.”

With thanks to:

  • Lee Falco – Producer
  • Will Burger – Engineer
  • Sam Smith – Bass
  • Liri Ronen – French Horn
  • Baxter Koziol – Art
  • Sasha Herman – Design
  • Lorkin O’Reilly – Words and Music

You can stream it in all the places. Please buy it if you like. Bandcamp works fine.

Also go see Lorkin sing it at a show. Upcoming dates along the Hudson are below.

  • 10/26 Hudson  – The Spotty Dog
  • 10/27 New York – The Scratcher Sessions
  • 10/28 New York – Sofar
  • 10/30 Catskill – The Avalon Lounge

XOTL

Team Love N X NW

Lorkin O’Reilly, Darci Phenix, and The Lowest Pair on tour in the West

An Evening of Folk with Lorkin O’Reilly + Darci Phenix — Tour starts tonight in Vancouver BC at Guilt & Co. The two artists will be joined by The Lowest Pair’s own Kendl Winter in Olympia WA on Saturday.

  • 03.21  Vancouver BC – Guilt and Co
  • 03.22  Nanaimo BC – The Vault
  • 03.23  Olympia WA – Last Word Books w/ Kendl Winter
  • 03.24  Portland OR – The Strum
  • 03.25  Sacramento CA – Luna’s
  • 03.26  San Francisco CA – The Hit Gallery

The Lowest Pair starts tour on Sunday in Astoria OR at Fort George Brewery

  • 03.24  Astoria OR – Fort George Brewery
  • 03.26  Portland OR – Mississippi Studios
  • 03.27  Coos Bay OR – 7 Devils Brewery
  • 03.28  Ashland OR – Gios Building
  • 03.29  Bend OR – Volcanic Theater Pub
  • 04.02  Hood River OR – Spring House Cellar
  • 04.04  Olympia OR – Octapas Cafe
  • 04.06  Chimacum WA – Finnriver Farm and Cidery

Watch Darci Phenix’s new video for “Empty Spaces” from Juniper Street, directed by Sarah Phenix

TOUR NEWS: Lorkin O’Reilly & Darci Phenix

Darci Phenix and Lorkin O’Reilly will tour the northwest as Spring starts in March. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with the latest from the road.

  • 3/21 Vancouver BC – Guilt and Co
  • 3/22 Nanaimo BC – The Vault
  • 3/23  Olympia WA – Last Word Books
  • 3/24 Portland OR – The Strum
  • 3/25 Sacramento CA – Luna’s
  • 3/26 San Francisco CA – The Hit Gallery
  • 3/29 Portland OR – House Show

Video Premiere: Lorkin O’Reilly – I Reside

Video premiere at Vents

Thanks to Vents magazine for kicking off their premiere week with the new video for “I Reside” by Lorkin O’Reilly, from Heaven Depends. It was filmed in 4K by Griffin Hart Davis in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.


to write it from the perspective of God if he hated himself.


Lorkin talks about the original concept behind the song, and how Griffin translated it into a story of rebirth and redemption.  Read the article here.

TOUR NEWS: Lorkin O’Reilly supporting Gruff Rhys

Lorkin O'Reilly supporting Gruff Rhys tour poster

Tour News

We are thrilled to announce that Lorkin O’Reilly will support Gruff Rhys on his North American tour.

All dates are below. You can find tickets here: 

http://www.gruffrhys.com


10/05 – Montreal, QUE – Bar Le Ritz
10/06 – Toronto, ONT – The Garrison
10/08 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
10/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10/11 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
10/13 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
10/14 – Chicago, IL – 1 st Ward at Chop Shop
10/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/19 – Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
10/20 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/21 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
10/23 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Heaven Depends is out now.