It’s been a year and two months since Neil O’ Connor aka Somadrone’s third LP Depth Of Field was streamed here and next month he’ll play his first headline shows since that period kicking off with Friday February 4th in Triskel Arts Centre, Cork with support from Magic Pockets, Thursday February 23rd in Belfast’s Menagerie Club and culminating on Saturday February 25th in Dublin’s Unitarian Church on St. Stephens Green with support from Angkorwat and I Am The Cosmos (check the amazing flyer by M&E).
New Somadrone music on Skinny Wolves (bringing Grouper over in late March) in the woodblock percussion and starry synth-featuring ‘Reckoning’ is below which Neil says is indicative of new more upbeat songs.
“I was listening to alot of library music this time around, with alot of German stuff like Cluster and Harmonium. I just wanted to make a completely new record, challenge myself to write out of my style. The results are interesting, less acoustics on this one. It’s full on electronic pop. Our live set is now myself on stereo guitar, modular and other synths, Glenn Keating on drums/electronics and David Kitt on guitar and vocoder”.