Music Focus: Enniskillen band I’m Not Maggie readying new release

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IN ACTION… I’m Not Maggie

This week, Ryan Smith, caught up with I’m Not Maggie frontman, Jimmy Farry, as the band work on a new album…

ENNISKILLEN indie rock band, ‘I’m Not Maggie’, are gearing up for a new album release.

The band – Alec McKeown, bass, Stuart McKeown, guitar, Dwayne McGowan, drums and Jimmy Farry on vocals – have been around since late 2002 and this album will mark the 6th release by the band.

Back in 2012, the band release ‘Soho’, and this is the first new music from the band since then.

“We’re always writing songs and jamming at practice. Stuart and Alec have done most of the writing for the new record,” explained Jimmy.

“They brought the songs to rehearsal and we all work on them together and when we were happy with how they sounded in we started recording.”

Last week, Jimmy finished recording vocals.

“So now it’s just a matter of tidying up and listening through a few times and seeing if there is anything we can add in to improve it. We have the luxury of not having to pay for studio time so we can take our time and get it right.”

The album will be made up fully of original material.

“It’s quite a grown up theme really. It’s funny to listen back to our older stuff. They all really document where we were personally.

“The subject matter is less and less about going out and partying and more about being in relationships and work.

“That’s where we’re all at now I suppose. It’s a celebration of maturity I think,” Jimmy said.

He went on: “I think we have our own sound but it’s definitely like a jigsaw of all our influences. We all love rock and roll. From Elvis to The Beatles, The Stones, The Who. But we all bring our own ideas to the table.

“There are country and rock influences in there too.”

Keep an eye on these pages for further details on the album and launch nights over the coming weeks.

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