Record of the Month: Aoife Nessa Frances - Protector

Record of the Month: Aoife Nessa Frances - Protector

An instant classic, an album that sounds both timeless and strangely modern. A really wonderful voice.

In spring of 2020, Aoife Nessa Frances moved out of the city for the first time in her life. After packing up her things in Dublin, she moved to rural County Clare on the west coast of Ireland and there, amidst the stillness, she worked on the songs that would become her second album, Protector. The resulting body of work deftly juxtaposes golden hours and arguments, affection and alienation, and above all marks a crucial period of her life that was transformative and left her wiser.

📺 "Way To Say Goodbye"

Protector was recorded in a small house in County Kerry with producer Brendan Jenkinson, Brendan Doherty (drums), Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (string arrangements) and Conor O'Brien (horn arrangements). As part of the release, we were really thrilled to work with Aoife and Partisan Records to bring you Protector as an exclusive Dinked Edition (no. 209)

“A triumphant return” - Uncut Magazine.

+ White and Blue Marble Splatter vinyl *
+ Double-sided photo print *
+ Postcard *
+ Limited pressing of 600
+ October 2022 Record of the Month
+ We have limited "LRS" copies of Land Of No Junction

“The arrangements are endlessly enchanting, with heavenly flourishes of harp and an irresistibly smooth interplay of keys, strings and guitar that can lull you into a dreamlike state” - Loud & Quiet.

+ Aoife created a Spotify playlist of songs that inspired Protector and you can tune in below.


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