SLOW MOVING CLOUDS is a Dublin-based post-folk band who bring together roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating a unique, immersive, atmospheric sound.
The band are currently touring in support of their second album, Starfall, on which their folk roots merge with indie and experimental influences, expanding the sonic palette and power of their earlier work. The album was released in October 2018, with digital distribution in association with the new PEOPLE music platform, led by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the Dessner brothers (The National).
In the past two years Slow Moving Clouds have shared the stage with international acts like The National & Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, Gordi, Boy Noize as well as Irish acts Lisa O’Neill, Saint Sisters and The Rusongano Family. Slow Moving Clouds also created the score for Teac Damsa’s award-winning dance-theatre piece Swan Lake / Loch na hEala in 2016.
SLOW MOVING CLOUDS are Aki (Nyckelharpa & Vocals), Kevin Murpy (Cello & Vocals) and Ultan O’Brien (Fiddle).
“World Music at its best” – Siobhán Long, The Irish Times
“Emotive, euphoric and unique music…” – FRoots
“Rich, intriguing and accomplished” – Jim Carroll