Overhead, The Albatross, Grounds For Invasion
20 Jul 2017 (20:00)
€20 (€18 members)
Galway International Arts Festival. Standing
“widescreen, skyscraping melodies that define the word “bliss… an intuitive blend of psych-influenced rock and numerous staggering sonic declarations. ****” – The Irish Times
“...it’s clear the tentative growl may turn into an imposing roar” – The Sunday Times
“…routinely dumbfounded audiences at home and abroad with the famously impassioned live performances” – Totally Dublin? ?
Overhead, The Albatross are a six piece instrumental outfit from Dublin known for their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their sound combines a multitude of instruments which go beyond the normal boundaries of "post-rock" and delve into the realm of the cinematic. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths combined with soaring guitars and powerful drums are used to create their unique sound. O,TA's music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic peaks, touching everything in between. Learning To Growl is the debut album, written between Ireland and the Czech Republic, produced and recorded in Clique Recordings, and mixed by Phillip Magee.
Overhead, The Albatross’ debut album “Learning To Growl” is out now and has been nominated for the Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year? 2016?
2016 saw OTA headlining a number of summer festivals in the lead up to their biggest headline show to date at Dublin's Vicar St and a televised performance at Other Voices in December 2016