Interlude 2016 will descend upon the RHA Gallery in Dublin this weekend for three days of live music. TLMT has chosen its 10 must see acts at this year’s festival. See below for full artist rundown and Spotify playlist. Full stage times – here.
Slow Riot – The Paul McLoone Stage: Friday 8pm
Brooding post-punk purveyors Slow Riot have burst out of the Irish music scene as one of our most promising bands. The group’s heavily atmospheric take on the genre is just as affecting live.
August Wells – The Paul McLoone Stage: Friday 8.40pm
Sublime songwriting duo August Wells will bring their bombastic take on the alternative-pop genre to Interlude 2016.
Wyvern Lingo – Gallery One: Friday 9pm
Wyvern Lingo’s recent E.P. Letter to Willow was a sure sign of growth and maturity from the three-piece. A band constantly on the ascendancy, Wyvern Lingo are one of those bands you simply cathc live and in these intmate environments like the RHA Gallery.
September Girls – The Paul McLoone Stage: Friday 9.30pm
Having produced one of the albums of the year so far with the fiercly individualistic Age of Indignation, September Girls are a band at the height of their powers. Catch them live now!
Lisa Hannigan – Gallery One: Friday 10pm
Honestly, there’s no reason you shouldn’t go see Lisa Hannigan play Interlude 2016.
We Cut Corners – The Paul McLoone Stage: Friday 10.20pm
Alternative-rock two-piece We Cut Corners are one of those bands where the live sound more than matches the intensity of their studio work. This Friday will be a chance to catch them in a new and interesting setting at the Interlude 2016.
Buffalo Woman – Ely Stage: Saturday 5.30pm
A joy to behold in live terms, Buffalo Woman are electric, eccentric and energetic in equal parts. A must see.
Ships – Ely Stage: Saturday 6.30pm
Following the release of their brilliant new single ‘Around This World’ earlier in the month, it will be interesting to see how Ships set on Saturday will convey the deep electronic sound of their latest offering.
Plutonic Dust – Ely Stage: Saturday 9pm
Delivering one of the most all-encompassing records of the year so far, and with an album launch to match, Plutonic Dust are becoming an unstoppable force on the scene.
Bad Bones – Nialler9 presents: Sunday 6pm
Having caught her set at the recent Psykick Dancehall in the Bello Bar, Bad Bones is an artist I have been following closely ever since. An emerging artist not to be missed.
Interlude 2016 will take place at the RHA Gallery from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June 2016. For more information visit interludefestival.com. Photo credit (September Girls): Jeannie O’brien.