August Wells – touring Ireland and the UK throughout the summer
What you may need to know…
1. The brainchild of Ken Griffin (ex-Rollerskate Skinny, Kid Silver, Favourite Sons) and pianist John Rauchenberger (Daniel Carter, among others), August Wells specialise in baritone, world-weary ballads.
2. The project’s debut album, A Living and a Dying Game, was released in March 2014, and ensured them a busy touring cycle in support, culminating in recent supports in New York’s Bowery Hall for noted Rollerskate Skinny nerd Glen Hansard.
3. Streaming above is A Little Too Real, taken from their recent Windmill Lane session. New single She Was a Question is slated for release shortly through FIFA Records.
4. The band has announced a full schedule of dates around venues and festivals throughout the country for June and July, including Indiependence, BARE in the Woods, and Clonmel Junction festivals. More info here.
Verdict: Another chapter in the accomplished bodies of work of its members, August Wells pack croon-alongs big and strong enough to stand up on their own.