August Wells, Hiva Oa
23 Feb 2017 (21:00)
A musical project formed in New York by Dublin native Ken Griffin (Rollerskate Skinny, Kid Silver and Favourite Sons) and New York pianist John Rauchenberger, August Wells teamed up with the Cork based independent label earlier this year for the release of the sumptuous 'Here In the Wild' and that partnership continues for what is the perfect follow up.
'Come On In Out Of That Night' once again has the deep lilt of Griffin's voice combined with the sound of Rauchenbergers piano arrangements, add to that Louis Schwadron (Radio Head & Grizzly Bear) and Griffins uplifting brass arrangements which are accented by fat choruses contrasting with the deep twisted vocal. The result is a an elegant three minutes of lustrous music tinged with melancholia yet bathed in hope offering a real slice of the alternative.
August Wells will be appearing on RTE 2's 'Other Voices on August 28th before hitting Irish shores in September with six dates including a slot at this year's Electric Picnic in support of their forthcoming single.