THE NEW 52 is the latest project from acclaimed artist DARRAGH CULLEN, with the band releasing their debut album ‘LET ME SLEEP’ in 2016. The album was produced by legendary singer/songwriter BOO HEWERDINE (The Bible, Eddi Reader, Chris Difford, Sia), who also put it out on his label Haven Records. ‘Let Me Sleep’ is the follow up to Darragh's solo albums ‘The Finish Line’ (2010) and ‘Whispers & Silent Screams’ (2012).
Darragh played the majority of instruments on the album, but for the live performances he has cherrypicked some of the finest musicians on the Irish music scene, with CONOR MCLOUGHLIN on guitar, SEAN O’CONNOR on drums and MIKEY DEASY on bass.
Boasting influences as wide as FOO FIGHTERS, BEN FOLDS, THE BEATLES, U2, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, and more, the band pride themselves on their energetic, genre-hopping performances.
Darragh has shared the stage with a host of top acts including Aslan, We Cut Corners, Ham Sandwich, Little Green Cars. His previous albums were highly acclaimed leading him to be named MALE SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR by Jackie Hayden (Hot Press Magazine), while the Sunday Tribune called him “a talent to be reckoned with” and awarded him a TOP 5 SPOT IN THEIR HOTTEST ACTS FOR 2011.