Regan's first releases were the single, "Little
Miss Drunk", and three
Campaign Button, which were released on a small
Anvil Records. Following these releases, in 2006, Regan signed to former
Simon Raymonde's independent record label,
Bella Union, in the
UK, resulting in Regan's debut album
The End of History being released on August 7, 2006. Following his UK
success, Regan was subsequently signed by the American label
Lost Highway Records. The End of History was released in the U.S. on July
The End of History was produced by Regan himself (mixing the album with Simon
Mojo magazine gave the album four stars in a review that dubbed the disc "a
debut that oozes rare confidence, startling maturity and originality". Other
publications such as
The Times and
The Guardian also gave the album four out of five stars.
Regan has played many festivals around the world including the 2007
Glastonbury Festival, XPoNential Music Festival in
Camden, New Jersey,
Electric Picnic (Ireland),
Texas)) and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (San Francisco).
Regan was nominated for two
Meteor Music Awards (Best Male and Best Newcomer) in 2006 and The End of
History was nominated for Irish Album of the Year at the
Choice Music Prize and was shortlisted for the 2007
Mercury Music Prize.
The single "Be Good or Be Gone" has been used in the television dramas
Nearly Famous, and
Skins. His song "Put A Penny In The Slot" has been offered as an
iTunes Free Download of the Week.