IMLÉ – Album launch and video for single Críochfort
What you may need to know…
01. Last time we checked in with Gaelgóir funk/hip-hop outfit IMLÉ, they’d been doing well with single Fún Orm and preparing for their debut full-length.
02. The aforementioned is now complete, and releasing via Gael Linn this month.
03. Streaming above is the video for new single Críochfort, featuring the Hot Zombie collective, and directed by the band’s Fergal Moloney. On the song’s subject matter, the band writes:
Tá neart faoin saol seo le bheith dóchasach faoi. Déanann Críochfort plé ar an gcaidreamh casta atá againn mar dhaoine leis an domhan. Tá rudaí diúltacha agus dearfacha ag baint leis, ach sin cuid den tsaoil ina maireann muid.
04. The band launches the record next Thursday at the Bello Bar in Dublin (formerly the Lower Deck), with more national dates to follow.
VERDICT: Subtly groovy stuff that doesn’t really fall neatly between any set of pews musically. Adoption of the mother tongue is but one aspect of IMLÉ’s sound.