BARQ, Almost Ghosts, Carron, Hvmmingbyrd
Thursday August 11th 7.30pm
The Workmans Club, Dublin (www.theworkmansclub.com)
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This month’s line-up features the exciting new talent that is BARQ, the ephemeral sounds of Almost Ghosts, celt-folksters Carron, and alt-pop duo Hvmmingbyrd.
It’s hard to pin BARQ down, and that’s a good thing. Part RnB, part jazz with a slice of hip-hop, with energetic and passionate vocals from frontwoman Jess Kav, BARQ have been garnering well deserved praise in their brief existence. Early slots at gigs such as GoldenBeck in the Workmans Club quickly got them deserved attention and they have since played at Longitude, Knockanstockan as well as having upcoming gigs at Indiependence, Electric Picnic, Canaphonic and the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
This is their first Dublin headline show since their stunning Whelans performance in May, and will see them in fine fettle on foot of their festival frolics. Do not miss this exciting band!
Watch their debut single/video here…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Atmospheric synths, electronic drums and funk-tinged basslines all lay the foundation for shimmering guitars and dual-lead vocals. If Two Door Cinema Club (somehow) got into a disco dance-off with The National then Almost Ghosts would be the sound of the winning blows.
Starting as a rock quartet, the band’s sound changed dramatically when, in 2014, they parted ways with their drummer. This led to an expansion of their sound; incorporating a host of new electronic elements whilst retaining the core of vocals, guitars and bass.
Almost Ghosts are Mike Daly (lead vocals, guitar & keys), Andy McClelland (lead vocals, guitar) and David Dooley (bass, backing vocals & keys).
CARRON are a celtic-infused folk outfit from Dublin, led by the harmonious sisters Méabh and Mella Carron. Formed in late 2014, they were quickly pegged by Jim Carroll of The Irish Times as ones to watch; after their debut release. So Far…, a mini-album consisting of 8 original tracks co-written with Irish music producer Denis Kilty. They have since released their first EP Roots in April 2016, charting at number 4 on iTunes and earning glistening reviews from publications such as Pure M and The Last Mixed Tape.
They have often been praised for their ability to entrance an audience into pin-drop silence at the likes of Ruby Sessions and Music Town, get them welly-stomping the turf at The Lock Up Festival and Spirit of Folk, and seduce them with sultry live string sounds at Whelan Ones To Watch. They take influence from both classic female-led acts such as Fleetwood Mac, The Corrs, and Joni Mitchell, as well as newer bands such as Little Green Cars, Heathers, and Wyvern Lingo, aiming to create a contemporary celtic-folk sound with elements of pop music from across a number of generations.
CARRON have just played the main room at Whelans Summer watch. They are currently preparing for a showcase night at The Workmans Club on August 11th, booking a small Irish tour for a new single launch in October, and have commenced work on a second EP planned for release in February 2017. As a group we feel its important gain exposure to a wider audience in both Dublin and surrounding counties over the next few months, and bring our sound into the UK and central Europe as summer 2017 approaches.
Harmonic alt-pop duo made up of Deborah Byrne (vocals, guitar, drum machine) and Suzette Das (vocals, synth, loops) is Hvmmingbyrd: an all female Kildare/Dublin band originally formed as a folk quintet in 2013, which gradually morphed into its current ‘Enya-meets-Massive Attack’ sound and line up by 2016. In April 2016, Hvmmingbyrd released their first single as a duo ‘Out of My Head’ which was chosen by Nialler9’s as one of the Songs of the Week and featured by The Ticket and The Irish Times, and is now featuring on PlayIrish USA in association with IrishCentral.com & Nialler9’s New Irish Music Playlist. Hvmmingbyrd were one of Hotpress Magazine’s Super Six in 2015 and finalists in Radio 1 Emerging Talent Competition & IMRO Songwriting Competition 2015. They look forward to releasing their new EP ‘Know My Name’ in September 2016.
– Single ‘Out of My Head’ chosen by Nialler9’s as one of the Songs of the Week on The Irish Times
– Now featuring on PlayIrish USA in association with IrishCentral.com & Nialler9’s New Irish Music Playlist
Hotpress Super Six 2015- Finalists in Radio 1 Emerging Talent Competition & IMRO Songwriting Competition 2015
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