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New Single & Video Release by Jim McHugh

Release Date: 31st of May 2019


The Kinks sang about Lola, The Velvet Underground sang about Sweet Jane, and in Monaghan singer-songwriter Jim McHugh’s new single, sings about Marjorie. There’s a bit of Lou Reed in McHugh’s distinctive voice, and the infectious guitar riffs at the get go cast shades of when Dylan went electric. 

Expertly crafted and nonetheless playful, McHugh advises Marjorie to ‘just let it all hang out’ and stop worrying so much. Advice we all could adhere to from time to time, and by the second or third listen, you’ll find that you have. NE


Marjorie is the brand new single release from Monaghan singer songwriter Jim McHugh.  This song is about the tough times a couple can go through and conveying to the other half that things will get better. It also speaks to that part of your consciousness that is forever worrying. Everyone has their own Marjorie!

This single is from Jim’s forthcoming album 'My Nuclear Radio' due for release in September 2019. It was recorded, produced and mastered in Ben Reel’s studio in South Armagh and features Jim on Vocals/Acoustic/Electric Guitar and Paul McCabe on Bass.

Marjorie will be available on all digital formats for streaming/download.    





I was sleeping by the side of your memory

When I recalled something wise you once said to me

It was, don’t go swimming in the sea of tranquility

Because you’ll sink so deep

If you come up, you won’t remember me


Oh Marjorie, you know you worry too much

Oh Marjorie, I know life’s been tough

So let it all hang out


I was drinking too much that I forgot

Who I was, my fault

I thought I was god

But I fell to hell, and I tell you it was hot

How I wished I was home,

Freezing my ass off


I know I’m full of crap most of the time

But I’ll take your hand and I’ll follow you baby

To the end of this earth or wherever you want me

Because I’m yours and your mine, and i'll live with that anytime


‘And that’s the charm of Noise Machine, it’s uncultured, indie folk driven rock that has a vibrant beating heart. From the driving single ‘Red Rose’, the catchy ‘River Won’t Flow’, the rootsy ‘My Destiny’ and ‘Help Her Help Me, to the almost Velvet Underground reminiscent ‘Do You Remember’, there’s a rich vein of potential coursing through the grooves of this record’. - Pete Whalley, Get Ready to Rock


‘This music clearly has deep-seated roots - cultural, musical and social - and like all music with roots, it takes many forms. There's abrasive folk rock with edge and irritation, wrenching ballads with anguish and distress. There’s personal recognition and unrestrained observation’. – Charlie Elland, Folkwords





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