Red Lines is a song referencing the propensity of the local political parties to promote the politics of division using a series of Red Lines as boundaries which they are NEVER prepared to cross.
In effect these Red Lines tend to be Orange and Green lines aimed at keeping ‘themuns’ out and an excuse not to mount any serious negotiations.
The song is delivered in an electronica style supplemented by driving drums and guitar, building to a climax at which point everything is redlined out.
No negotiation, no compromise, not an inch. Where’s the future?
Davy was a founder member of Shock Treatment, a seminal Belfast punk rock band signed to Terri Hooley’s Good Vibrations record label in 1979. Following the release of two singles, Belfast Telegraph and Big Check Shirts Shock Treatment went to sleep for some years re-surfacing again in 2012 and continues to perform and record to this day. Following the short lived Five Boys Davy joined Belfast rock band Peacefrog in 1990. Here he would enjoy much local success with hit singles, an album and several high-profile support slots and festival appearances including supporting David Bowie in Belfast in 1995. McLarnon continues to perform in several acts and is particularly excited about his involvement in the Auld Gods.
Kicked off in Belfast in the 70s with Lovers of Today moving on to playing guitar for Silent Running before heading to London where he joined seminal Electropop band Pleasure and the Beast. Gaining a reputation in London he worked with a wide variety of artists including Sinead O’Connor, Russell Webb of the Skids and Mica Paris. Eventually he joined the Psychedelic Furs for their ‘Midnight to Midnight’ album recording in Berlin and then touring globally.
Bass playing introvert started playing with his brother Marty in Lovers of Today. He left Belfast for Manchester where he played for wonderful but obscure indie and soul bands before moving to London where he attached himself to Belfast cult band Pig. Fell out of love with music after a punishing couple of years on the Agricultural College circuit with The Brilliant Pebbles but has now almost recovered. Does lots of things but none really well.