Acclaimed Folk Rock from The Swell Season
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In 2005 Glen Hansard, lead singer of The Frames and Marketa
Irglova recorded an album together in Prague while working together on the soundtrack of Jan Hrebejk`s movie, Beauty In Trouble. The Swell Season was released in April 2006 and also featured two Interference musicians, Marja Tuhkanen (violin) and Bertrand Galen (cello). In many ways, it was to prove partly inspirational for John Carney`s Once, a low-budget Irish indie film that turned out to be the most successful independent features of 2007. The pair not only wrote the songs for the movie but they both starred in it as well.
Since the release of the film Glen and Marketa have toured extensively as The Swell Season and in February 2008 they took the Academy Award in the Best Original Song category for “Falling Slowly.” Currently they are on a European tour accompanied by the members of The Frames and the next year ahead will see them working on the new Swell Season album.