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New Pope Band Profile

New Pope Profile


Not merely one of our favourite Irish songsmiths at the minute, but quite clearly one of the very—the most astute and consistently captivating—singer-songwriters around. This is beautiful, vital stuff.” (The Thin Air)

New Pope is a songwriter based in Galway, Ireland.

In the past year New Pope has played Electric Picnic, Whelan’s Ones To Watch and Hard Working Class Heroes, collaborated with acclaimed English author Tony White for the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts and has been featured on BBC’s Across The Line and RTE Radio 1’s Inside Culture.

Onstage he is joined by Colm Bohan on percussion and Stephen Connolly on organ and guitar.

Released in December 2015, New Pope’s debut album YOUTH was named number 13 in the nialler9.com Reader‘s Best Irish Albums of 2015, number 23 in The Thin Air’s Irish releases of the year and Release of the Week in The Irish Times.

Onwards, Westwards—the opening track from YOUTH—featured on the soundtrack to American indie summer flick Baked in Brooklyn (2016) starring Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) & Alexandra Daddario (True Detective).

New Pope‘s second album LOVE was released on December 31st 2016 and named The Irish Times Album of The Week.

A third album, called HOME, is planned for the summer of 2017.

Contact: newpopemusic@gmail.com


LOVE (2016)
YOUTH (2015)


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