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Pinhole are a quirky Irish-based 4 piece, brandishing the “alternative” flag but deliberately skating over genre boundaries with the result that they stand alone in their unique sound. Having tried and tested new material in venues in Dublin and Cork. (Whelans, The Bello Bar, Coughlans of Cork) they are presently industriously conjuring up their debut album. Their first EP “Between the Babes and the Birds” was played on 2FM, Today FM and Newstalk. They have appeared on the infamous Other Voices TV series. Their tangental approach to song writing has been likened to being “in a dark fairytale”. It is refreshingly new and addressing topical issues. From delicate melodies to raw mayhem, they take you on a roller coaster journey of the senses. They have been likened to a reinvented Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Bat for Lashes and Portishead to name a few…
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‘A dichotomy of light-hearted play and heavy subject matter, balanced, bearing a wide, irreverent grin.’ – Broadsheet
‘SILLK’s playful and evocative take on folk music is one that is endlessly engrossing and entertaining.’ – Overblown
The band formed out of Orla Travers’ necessity; a necessity to tell stories and to write songs. She and Julian Halpin got together in 2010 and travelled the length and breadth of Ireland together, playing music. When they settled in Cork in 2013 and Chris Schmidt-Martin joined the band a year later, things escalated pretty quickly. With Orla’s words as the creative backbone, the three set about creating complex and atmospheric arrangements to match the world about which she was already writing.
Because of their varied backgrounds (short story writing; classical, traditional and electronic music; theatre performance and sound design; and hairdressing!), SILLK’s sound and style are hard to pin down. As renowned LA producer Ruairí O’ Flaherty said of the new EP, “each track is its own world.”
SILLK’s infectiously fun live show has gained them fans all over Ireland and in the cafes of Istanbul, Reykjavik and Marrakech (let’s just say SILLK don’t travel anywhere without their instruments!)
€8 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos