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Listen to their song 'The Amen Room'

Ger Hussey and Niall Whelehan of SaudadeThe four track EP the amen room is the first release from Saudade, and was released on their own independent label Henhouse records. The band consists of Ger Hussey and Niall Whelehan, who have been working together for the past two years influences range from Nick Drake to Will Oldham to Philip Larkin to DJ Shadow. Not belonging to any city in particular, Saudade and Henhouserecords exist almost in the middle of nowhere in rural Ireland, and thus see themselves as the antithesis of the college and garage band, their music hopefully being a more organic and diverse experience.

The musicians featured on the title track to the EP which is featured here on CLUAS are:

John Jackson: Drums and percussion
Ger Hussey: Vocals, guitar and keyboards
Niall Whelehan: Guitar, words
Helen Arthur: Piano, keyboards
Noel Fennessy: Bass

All enquiries about Saudade should be directed to

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