I’ll be the first to admit that I had already decided Windings weren’t for me. I’d seen a gig or two of theirs where all I took from it was the phrase “pub-rock”. The readers and voters in last year’s poll overwhelming said otherwise so I gave their newest album I Am Not The Crow some proper listens.
Indeed, there’s now much more to Windings than I had first though. Their now-Choice Prize nominated third album has plenty of to offer. It’s a melodic and assured collection of nuanced folk/rock music. Sometimes it’s good to be wrong.
‘Something Outnumbered’ is a highlight from the album and the band have a new animated video for the track:
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.