Friday, Homebeat showcase @ Oxjam tent
Harry Bookless and Aaron Page’s folk and electronic songs feature city field recordings and an off-kilter touch. Listen to their brilliant ‘Roots’ single.
12. Young Fathers
Friday, Body & Soul main stage, 1:30am
Scottish alternative hip-hop group have a fearsome live reputation. Looking forward to this.
13. Mirel Wagner
Other Voices stage – TBC
The Ethiopian-born Finland-raised singer songwriter sings deep and dank acoustic folk music. Recently signed to Sub Pop, Wagner sounds like she was influenced by mean and moody singers like Nick Cave. This is stark fingerpicking night-time music for dark hearts.
14. Girl Band
Friday, Body & Stage Main Stage, 9:15pm
Sunday, Earthship stage, 4:30pm + Cultivate Sound Stage 5pm
Galway’s Maria Somerville makes slow, moving music with the barest of instruments and the most delicate of touch. She’s gearing up to release her debut EP soon and recent sets including our recent Fitzwilliam Square gig showed progress and a burgeoning talent.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.