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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Irish Musician Imelda May Makes ‘More Mayhem’

Imelda May and her husband, the guitarist, Darrel Higham, at our studios. (AP)

Imelda May and her husband, the guitarist, Darrel Higham, at our studios. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May has just released “More Mayhem” an expansion of her 2011 CD “Mayhem” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s New Artist’s chart.

“More Mayhem” contains several new songs as well as all of the songs from “Mayhem” and like its predecessor has a rockabilly sound with a retro feel. Last year, Imelda May told Here & Now’s Robin Young there’s a punk sensibility to her music as well — she grew up listening to Buddy Holly and Wanda Jackson, but she also loved the Clash and the Cramps.

Guest:

  • Imelda May (peforming with her husband, guitarist Darrel Higham)

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