Ag Críost an Síol on cello from my cottage in Mayo pic.twitter.com/rSlrfkQENe
— Patrick Dexter (@patrickdextervc) July 2, 2020
Somewhere in Mayo.
Belgian accordion/cello duo (they’re much better than than that description might suggest) Pierre Fontenelle and Cristian Perciun apply their busy fingers to a spirited medley of Bond themes: from John Barry’s iconic dum-di-di-dum-dum to Adele’s ‘Skyfall’, and Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s on the Wall’.
Sillk – String-laden alt-folk from Cork
What you may need to know…
01. Sillk are a Leeside three-piece, and while at their heart a folk band, exhibit noirish/chamber-pop tendencies in places, due mainly to a dense undercarriage of cello and violin in their tunes.
02. The band’s debut E.P. Time is a Clock, recorded by Elastic Sleep/African Fiction man Chris Somers, releases this week on CD and digital download.
03. Streaming above is the video new single Switchblades Don’t Sleep, taken from the extended-player, directed by Eadaoin O’Donoghue and shot by Enrique Carcinero.
04. Launching tomorrow night at the Village Hall venue on Patrick’s Quay, Cork at 8.30. More info here.
Thoughts: A dichotomy of light-hearted play and heavy subject matter, balanced, bearing a wide, irreverent grin.
Virtuoso cellists, Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic rock a massive instrumental version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal.