The Light Colour Sound festival will see in its inaugural year this weekend (Friday, July 4th to Saturday, July 5th) at Shankill Castle in Kilkenny. Containing a bill of some of Ireland’s most exciting artists, here is the Last Mixed Tape’s 10 must see acts.
Jerry Fish – HMV Stage, Friday July 4th (9pm)
The ever-brilliant Jerry Fish is always a great live prospect. A bold irrepressible performer, Fish is a fiercely singular artist who blends a vibrant myriad of styles. The Irish indie legend is a must see in any context.
R.S.A.G – Whelan’s 25 Big Top, Saturday July 5th (9.30pm)
Simply a must see live act in any circumstances, the great sonic weight and rhythmical nature of R.S.A.G’s performances are filled with musical brilliance, vivid sound and visceral beats all of which combine to result in one of the most captivating live shows of the moment.
Cathy Davey – HMV Stage, Friday July 4th (10pm)
Always a captivating and engrossing performer, Cathy Davey’s live approach is one that draws from a deep sense of mood and tone. The artist’s appearance at the first Light Colour Sound festival will further convey the wide-ranging stylistic aspect of the event.
Overhead, the Albatross – Whelan’s 25 Big Top, Friday July 4th (5.45pm)
A band with an all-encompassing sound and live show Overhead, the Albatross will take their dynamic, harmonically rich music to the Light Colour Festival. A truly remarkable experience, the Dublin act’s show is a must see.
O Emperor – HMV Main Stage, Saturday July 5th (7pm)
Waterford group O Emperor’s second album Vitreous saw the band take a shift in both style and sound. Following this sonic sea-change the five-piece’s live show has evolved to suit, providing the deep harmonic force and captivating mood of the record itself.
Gangs – Love Create Share Stage, Saturday July 5th (9.30pm)
One of the most exciting bands working within Ireland at the moment Gangs will bring their infectious indie-rock sound to the Light Colour Sound festival. A four-piece with style that is both relevant and engaging, Gangs live performance is something very special indeed.
The Eskies – HMV Main Stage, Friday July 4th (7pm)
A group with a powerful take on the traditional and folk genres, the Eskies energetic live show is must for all festival goers looking for an up-tempo, fun set at this years festival.
Sive – The Upstage, Friday July 4th (5pm) CANCELLED
Singer-songwriter Sive has been garnering much attention of late with the artist’s eclectic musical approach seen most recently during the Fire Escape festival in Rathmines, Sive will provided a deeply creative individualistic aspect to Light Colour Sound this weekend.
Halves – HMV Main Stage, Friday July 4th (5pm)
Afer recently performing their last headline set in Dublin before going on hiatus, post-rock trio Halves will take to the festival circuit this weekend at Light Colour Sound. A band with an evocative sound and style, the Dublin act’s set will be unique opportunity to catch one of the most distinct group’s on the Irish music scene.
We Town Criers – Broderick’s Music Stage, Saturday July 5th (7.15pm)
Following a great set at this year’s YouBloom 2014 last month, Roscommon four-piece We Town Criers will bring their visceral sound to the first Light Colour Sound festival.