Gigonometry Presents… Mekkan Ju, Bullet Girl, Kiosoma, Sarah Buckley, & The Poet Geoff.
Date: Thursday March 8th 2018.
Venue: The Workmans Club, Dublin 2.
Admission: €8/€5 (students/unwaged/undead)
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Another fabulous line-up for our March installment!
All the way from everywhere we have Mekkan Ju, Fancy a bit of Death-Folk-Country-Noise-Rock-
Mekkan Ju are a six-piece Dublin-based band that play melodic, groove-heavy music based on the rhythms of rock, hip-hop, EDM, funk and Afrobeat. They’ve played venues from Whelan’s and the Grand Social to the Purty Kitchen and the Harbour Bar, and festivals such as the Dublin Quays Festivalm the Liberties Festival, and Vantastival. They’ve also appeared at the Dublin Simon Music Marathon and collaborated with Rhythm Africana.
My Pilot is a Dublin-based four-piece consisting of Neill and Ross (Co Antrim brothers on guitar and vocals), James (the drummer from Trim) and Darren (bassman and Dubliner). They came together in 2012, bonding over a shared love of all things lo-fi, folk, noise and twisted pop (think Sparklehorse, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Smog, The Fall, Mogwai, Super Furry Animals etc). Since they’ve released several EPs as well as a full-length album (“For Winter”) in 2014 and a mini-album (“Welcome To Ireland”) in 2016, both of which were well-received by the Irish press and blogosphere. They have played extensively throughout the land and are currently working on an unusual and ambitious (not to mention mysterious) album project, slated for release later this year.
“…sounding like a cut from an Irish OK Computer” – Pure M Magazine
“Descendants has a lovely central guitar riff and is helped by some fuzzy guitars that build up the noise quotient. The song Kids, with its eerie vocal samples and muted instrumentals sounds almost like the beginning of a Godspeed You Black Emperor! song and there is a similar post-rock feel to a lot of the music here” – Golden Plec
“…a meandering midpaced indiepop beauty somehow reminiscent of Cashier No 9” – The Irish Times
“You gotta admire a three chord song that goes on for seven minutes, plodding along, almost unchangingly. Reminiscent of Gomez back when people were aware of them, or perhaps a somnambulant Beck, with vocals that lean toward the David Kitt end of things” – Thumped.com
Kiosoma formed in early 2017 and consist of former students of BIMM Dublin and UCD. The band came together through their shared passion and interest in all genres of music, with their music and sound being influenced by a huge range of artists from everything between ‘Alicia Keys’ to ‘Everything Everything’ to Gamalan.
With previous singles as ‘Electric Love’ and ‘Into the Forest’ showcasing Kiosoma’s quirky lyrics and hypnotic grooves . ‘I Don’t Want You Around’ shows the band’s sensitive side as it vents about a toxic relationship through defiant beats and haunting melody.
Sarah Buckley’s early demos brought her early attention, performing her song ‘You’ve Got Me’ on RTE television, ‘Wedding Bells’ at RTE’s Reflecting on the Rising live event and ‘Magic Powers’ being included in a shortlist on John Murray’s RTE radio show. Her debut EP is ready for release in 2018. She has already been gigging extensively with support slots for Aine Cahill, Ham Sandwich and Cry Monster Cry along with a whole host of festival appearances including Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Cork Jazz Festival, Le Cheile Festival, Claremorris Fringe Festival, Achill Battle of the Lakes, Glendalough festival, youBloom, International Pop Overthrow at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and RTE’s Reflecting on the Rising. On top of all this she has been nominated as Best Newcomer by Pure M magazine.
The Poet Geoff
Geoff is a Dublin based poet whose work focuses on the minute beauty of life, as well as the darkness that enraptures the soul. He has recently returned as the poet of the Back To Basics tour, which toured around the country with three independent musicians. A tour that was the first of its kind in Ireland.
Geoff was chosen as part of the What’s The Story writers think tank with Colm Keegan, which centers around life in the Liberties, and has been published by Langan Publishing as part of the Irish Poetry Day celebrations for his poem Notes On Junkies Dancing In St Kevin’s. 2017 saw Geoff bring things up a significant notch with many performances including the Jonathon Swift Festival at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and 2018 continues apace with performances at the Bowie Festival amongst many others.
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