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Electric Picnic Review

From The Irish Times:

They make a big noise for such a small stage, and material from two superb albums of singular folk-heavy rock helped them wake up the sleepers in Body and Soul.

They arrived with the low, guttural drone of The Ragged Rock, a “sean-nos krautrock little number”, from second album The Brutal Here and Now. In Country Dark followed as solid evidence in their case for the greater inclusion of banjo in rock music.

In English and Irish (Bothar Crua Iarthar) they write expert trad tales delivered with tunes, vigour and generous use of feedback.

The Partisan, Sweeney’s Frenzy, The Hare and Pimlico helped round off a solid set that in the early Saturday evening shook both body and soul.

Arbutus Yarns live video

The very talented Myles O’Reilly of Arbutus Yarns has released an amazing live video of our live set at the Young Hearts Run Free “Office of Non Compliance” event in the Dublin Contemporary back in October. An atmospheric beautifully shot snippet of one of our favourite gigs ever: