Botched Fairytale was released by Marie O Hara and Mariel McCormack, an Irish music making duo from County Longford, back in 2011. It seems their inspiration, or drive, came from them being sick of sitting around complaining about the lack of lyrical content in the Irish music they heard on the radio. So they formed a duo to do their bit for the situation.
They had a vision of an album that provoked, it would be blunt and unsafe and uncomfortable, full of ideas and energy that reflected the ugliness and beauty of everyday life, an album that was universally relevant but distinctly Irish. In this respect they delivered…BBC 6 described the album as “just like something you’ve never heard before”. For Song of the Day I chose one of the more whacky and gleeful tracks…Palm Sunday which depicts a lock-in at a church!
The album is available as a free download on Bandcamp.