Veteran Dublin band Sack, who released acclaimed albums in the 90s, have signed to UK label Dimple Discs and will release their first single in years this August.
What A Way To Live is out on August 20 and will be followed by a new LP and reissues of their back catalogue on vinyl and CD, in February 2022.
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Sack emerged as one of the most critically acclaimed Irish bands of the nineties across three albums, You Are What You Eat, Butterfly Effect, and Adventura Majestica, and singles such as Laughter Lines, What Did The Christians Ever Do For Us, and Latitude.
Sack will also return to the live stage with a handful of shows to promote the single release, beginning with a limited capacity show at Mike The Pie's in Listowel on Friday, August 13, followed by a slot at The Grand Social, Dublin as part of the Dublin Quays Festival on Friday, August 27. The band will close out the year with a headline show at The Grand Social, Dublin on Thursday, December 23rd.
Speaking about Sack's return, frontman Martin McCann said, "I’ve enjoyed the pace of life over the last year or so as it opened up some new creative avenues for me personally but it’s also exciting to get back in the Sack.
"Receiving our new single, the night before going into the studio added a certain urgency, quite prevalent in what turned out be a quintessential Sack tune. A fine taster of what’s to come."
Guitarist John Brereton added, "We are delighted to be joining the Dimple Discs family, a great label with great acts run by genuine music lovers.
"As a songwriter Cathal Coughlan has been an inspiration musically and lyrically (the greatest Irish lyricist in my book) so it’s a pleasure to be on the same label."
Described as 'Frank Sinatra fronting the Pixies', Sack counted Morrissey among their fans, and he invited them to support him on his 1999 Oye Esteban World Tour of mainland Europe, the UK and Ireland, and the US.
Sack also opened for Morrissey again on a European tour in 2003.