The Mahones’ Finny McConnell Announces Debut Solo Album ‘The Dark Streets Of Love’

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After thirty glorious years of leading renowned Celtic punk rockers, The Mahones, founder and band leader Finny McConnell decided it was high time to write and produce an album for himself. His debut solo full length, The Dark Streets of Love, will be released on September 3rd via True North Records. The album is a collection of his most intimate musings to date, The Dark Streets of Love is McConnell’s love letter to everyone important in his world. Stripped bare with personal lyrics that represent not only his truth, but a truth we can all relate to, the eleven track album includes covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, The Tragically Hip, Lou Reed, Shane McGowan, and even an outtake from an earlier release by The Mahones, all of which hold deep meaning to the veteran artist. 

With The Mahones, McConnell has unleashed more than 20 albums to the masses, and shared the stage with the likes of the Dropkick Murphys, Shane MacGowan, Stiff Little Fingers, Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Sinead O’Connor, The Damned and more. Mixed and engineered by Gene Hughes, this live-off-the-floor release is a rare peek behind the curtain to McConnell’s expansive emotional atmosphere; intricately layered reflections on loving, losing, grieving and loving again peel away, song by song, one of punk’s most notorious leaders and his distinct point of view. Born in Dublin, Ireland, and based in Kingston, Ontario, Finny McConnell‘s first solo album is its own homecoming, to himself. 

The Dark Streets of Love can be pre-ordered via True North Records