Ian Whitty and The Exchange
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Ian Whitty & The Exchange are a Cork based indie-folk group. Their most recent release Cash Crop has been described by Hot press as, “An album of genuine heft........Ian Whitty has the extraordinary gift of writing poignant lyrics, wherein everybody can find a glimpse of themselves”. The release has seen the live resurgence of the band with a number of headline dates and Festival performances, culminating in a New Years Eve performance in the Cork Opera House alongside The Frank And Walters.
The new album constantly draws the listener into an emotional exploration, all the while Whitty’s seasoned vocal is gravelly with experience, biting in its commentary and sharp in its storytelling. He frequently shifts perspectives, personas and characters in weaving a modern tapestry that manages to be both personal and full of symbolism.
Bottom Line from Cash Crop has received extensive airplay across national and regional stations and spent 2 months on the RTE recommends playlist. Cash Crop is the follow up to 2008's 'The Lucky Caller Number 9', an album which yielded several radio singles that received significant airplay. In addition the band ’s music was paid a massive compliment by the inclusion of the track ‘City Friend ’ on the soundtrack of Lenny Abrahamson’s internationally acclaimed film 'What Richard Did'.