Renowned for their dynamic and thrilling live shows, Sligo’s finest instrumental band Túcan bring their signature ‘big band’ sound to The Workman’s Club stage on Friday 13th November. Túcan have just released a brand new live video for Riot Now, taken from their 2015 album Towers.

Having launched their second album Towers to critical acclaim earlier this year, Túcan have been busy touring the length and breadth of the country. Having headlined the Salty Dog Stage at this year’s Electric Picnic, the reaction to their live shows has developed somewhat of a cult status, making Túcan one of the must see live bands.

With their eclectic blend of genres, acoustic guitars, stomping drums, brass and string sections, they took their epic live show on the road this summer to perform at a host of festivals including: Body & SoulKnockanstockan, Longitude and Vantastival. They enthralled crowds with their original mix of melody and madness as they played at this year’s Festival of World Cultures while also impressing crowd’s at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival. 

Túcan’s most recent guise as an eight-piece led them to work with producer/musician Torsten Kinsella of post-rock outfit God is an Astronaut, to help create their accomplished second studio album Towers. Six years since their first album, Aliquot Strings in 2009, their sound, their members and their arrangements have all evolved and developed. According to the band, their current set up is their best to date. 

No strangers to performing covers as part of their live shows, with previous tributes to Daft Punk, Prodigy and Faithless among others, Túcan showcase their unique talent to reinterpret songs in their own inimitable style. They took on the mighty Massive Attack’s Teardrop which features on the Towers album and to accompany it, they released a stunning video directed by Bobby McGlynn.

Túcan have grown to become an instrumental force to be reckoned with and judging by audience reactions around the country, you don’t want to miss your chance to experience their explosive live performance, that is best heard live and loud.   

“Their beautiful album ‘Towers’ will live long in people’s hearts and minds, and while doing so marking a point in time; a wonderful time” – Dan Hegarty 2fm

“These guys got melodies out of their guitars that I never thought possible; and the speed was something else” – Golden Plec

“A masterclass in perfectly honed, brilliantly realised instrumentalism” – The Thin Air

Tickets €12 on sale now from & Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide – Doors 8pm