If you missed the awesome Other Voices last weekend, never fear. The Workman’s Club will be hosting two shows from two Other Voices artists this December. So, pints, an open fire, a proper Kerryman behind the bar and two absolutely deadly acts for you to catch. Sure, Dingle is coming to Dublin!
This Saturday, (December 12th) the awesome Overhead, The Albatross is taking to the stage. This show is going to be a proper-just-before-Christmas-treat for yourself. This band are a six-piece instrumental outfit from the capital, known for their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their sound combines a multitude of instruments which go beyond the normal boundaries of “post-rock” and delve into the realm of the cinematic. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths combined with soaring guitars and powerful drums are used to create their unique sound. O,TA’s music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic triumphancy, touching everything in between.
They have recently released the first single from their upcoming debut album to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. You can watch the gorgeous video for Big River Man right here, the LP comes out early next year. The video was recently nominated for an award at the Cork Film Festival. The track was also listed as one of the songs you need ‘to hear right now’ on influential music site CBC. The band recently supported the amazing God Is An Astronaut at the O2 Islington in London to a packed house! Joining them as special guests on the night are Race The Flux and Participant.
Doors 9 pm / Tickets €12
On Sunday (December 27th), Rusangano Family are paying a return visit to Wellington Quay. God Knows, MuRli and mynameisjOhn – the trio have been building their own unique brand of dynamic, bass led music. Releases such as the Surface Tension EP and the Rusangano /Family have led to support slots with Run The Jewels, and Young Fathers, as well as headlining dates at festivals all around Ireland, including Body & Soul, Forbidden Fruit, Other Voices, and Knockanstockan.
2016 is already shaping up to be a huge year for the trio, as they near the completion of their debut album ‘Let The Dead Bury The Dead’. Their most recent material to surface is the track ‘Heathrow’, which tackles the controversial issue of migration, giving an insight into the struggles of life as a refugee on a daily basis and how easy it is for the wider population to draw conclusions on a subject that is far from black and white. Again, the group teamed up with OkayAfrica to preview the track worldwide.
With invites to perform at SXSW in Texas and the Eurosonic festival in the Netherlands, the group are steadily building towards their original goal to ‘change the game’ while they ‘think globally / act locally’.
Doors 9 pm / Tickets €12