Following on from the successful launch of their debut album Making Trails and a sold out gig in Dublin Unitarian Church, Ana Gog will play their first headliner in Whelans, 6th of June.
A tight-knit group with a love of dynamic and texture, Ana Gog’s distinctive sound is one forged over countless performances together where their diverse influences have been distilled into a captivating whole. At times one encounters the subtle, song-centred ease of folk music – at others, the elemental energy of post-rock.
Ana Gog’s debut release, Making Trails, is a sure-voiced album, with recurring themes of memory, loss and escape threading through the songs. This first offering reveals a band capable of making timeless, potent music, and a group of musicians who are here for the long run.
‘Music that hits you right between the ears’ – Jim Carroll
‘A focus on composition and arrangements that might just set this band apart from the many other Irish bands’ – State
‘… this incredibly diverse record reveal(s) a contemporary edge, stretching for the euphoric choruses of Arcade Fire or the idiosyncratic, classical-led methods of Owen Pallett.’ – The Ticket
‘… a finely-tuned album of big resonant drums and rich, thick bass, keys, highly strung guitars and warm vocals all arranged with feathersprung precision…’ – Harmless Noise
‘Ana Gog’s music is wistful, folk-inspired and yet dramatic and powerful at the same time..a compelling combination…’ Lisa Hughes, This is Shangri-la.
Support on the night will be provided by Dublin based pop artist Myles Manley.
Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club Zebra [Live Bands and guest DJs] w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free entry before 10:30pm).