OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS
The Workman’s Club
Saturday, 9th April
“Sweeping instrumentals… One of Ireland’s most essential bands” – Hotpress
“Spellbinding” “patient builds, subtle teases and enthralling crescendos” – State Magazine
“Forgers of… cinematic instrumentalism”- BBC Radio Across the Line
“Who turned out the lights?” Overhead, The Albatross. Last gig at The Workman’s Club!
The electricity gods cast a spell of darkness across the whole of Temple Bar during Overhead, The Albatross’ last show and they didn’t get to finish it, cursed electricity! So, we are DELIGHTED to tell you that they are coming back. This six piece instrumental outfit from Dublin are putting on a ‘Pay What You Like’ show at our place on Saturday, 9 April. The band will be going over to Toronto to play Canada Music Week this May. This show will also serve as a fundraiser to help the band get there. As another part of their fundraising, the band will be holding 2 very special and intimate listening parties for their soon to be released debut album – details of which will be announced really really soon!
These guys are known for their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their sound combines a multitude of instruments which go beyond the normal boundaries of “post-rock” and delve into the realm of the cinematic. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths combined with soaring guitars and powerful drums are used to create their unique sound. O,TA’s music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic triumphancy, touching EVERYTHING in between.
They have recently released the first single from their upcoming debut album to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. You can watch the gorgeous video for Big River Man right here. The track was listed as one of HeadStuff’s Top 25 tracks of 2015 and was also listed as one of the songs you need ‘to hear right now’ on influential music site CBC. The band supported the amazing God Is An Astronaut at the O2 Islington in London last year to a packed house and blew the roof of the Other Voices tent in Dingle! They have also been announced for Castlepalooza Festival in Tullamore this summer.
We are legging it around the around the gaff like untrained puppies with the excitement of having these guys back on our stage to blow your minds! Come check this show out.
Overhead, The Albatross
Saturday, 9 April/ Door Time: 8pm
Tickets OTD/ Pay What You Like