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Shookrahneo-soul from Cork

What you may need to know…

01. Last time we’d checked in prog/neo-soul outfit Shookrah they were doing a few gigs ahead of getting ready to put down their new extended-player.

02. Second E.P. Clichés is complete, and due for release in the early part of this year.

03. Streaming above is the video for lead-off single Gerascophobia, directed and edited by the band’s own Emmet O’Riabhaigh. For the pedants among our commentariat:

Gerascophobia is an abnormal or persistence fear of growing old or ageing. Gerascophobia is a clinical phobia generally classified under specific phobias, fears of a single specific panic trigger. Gerascophobia may be based on anxieties of being left alone, without resources and incapable of caring for oneself. Sufferers may be young and healthy.

The term gerascophobia comes from the Greek γηράσκω, gerasko, “I grow old” and φόβος, phobos, “fear”. Some authors refer to it as gerontophobia, although this may also refer to the fear of the elderly.

04. Playing Connolly’s of Leap tonight, for those of you out Wesht, and tickets/bus available in the city. They’ll also be playing the Right Here, Right Now festival in the Cork Opera House on April 30th, tickets also on sale now.

Thoughts: Treading the lines between jazz, soul, R’n’B, pop and hip-hop, this new material sees the outfit grow ever more musically fearless.



Shookrahannounced for Quarter Park Party

What you may need to know…

01. Multiple-headed prog-soul outfit Shookrah have been turning heads for the past few years now.

02. Debuting as Moustache Latte in 2013, the band had a brief run under the name before regrouping the follow year under their current moniker, in time to launch their Implicit Content EP. Festival appearances have followed, including Electric Picnic and Knockanstockan.

03. Singer Senita is also busy with other projects, including Lakerama and appearances with Daithi and Le Galaxie. You may also recognise the drummer.

04. Streaming above is I’ve Had a Nice Time, Thanks, filmed live in the intimate surrounds of Cork’s Mother Jones’ Flea Market.

05. Appearing next at Quarter Park Party, an all-dayer (and sister fest to Quarter Block Party) put on by the all-round wonderful folk at Quarter and Southern Hospitality Board in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork on July 23rd.

Verdict: Genuinely soulful harmonies and impeccable musicianship, meet whip-crack tunes.