Train Room is the project of Balla Co Mayo (Ireland) songwriter, musician and producer Joe Monaghan. Train Room’s first gig, at Dublin’s showcase Hard Working Class Heroes Festival last October, and debut EP Delicate Bones, brought the band’s distinctive sound to general attention and significant interest.
Joe, who has been honing his musical skills recording demos for the past seven or eight years (in his studio in Balla), cites musical influences as broad as Wilco, Whipping Boy, Kate Bush, Neil Young and Nina Simone. But listen to Delicate Bones, and you’ll hear that Train Room makes music that is very much its own. A band on the ascendant, and one to watch.
‘Bad For Me’ is a delicate surge of optimism and loving affections, for what is now and could be forever. A song of examination and for internal education, ‘Bad For Me’ will drive you with its rhythms of goodness, smilin’ and boppin’ to a hopeful horizon.
In a world that is ‘right now’, we all can use some sunshine.