Friday, 12 July 2013

Hillspeak - Reaching E.P

As you are all more than aware by now, those fellows in Mumford & Sons have made a pretty penny out of their upbeat indie-folk stylings, and like any group that enjoys global success, they've had their fair share of artists jumping on their bandwagon. However, in all that time I have yet to hear many artists do the obvious and take the raucous folk template and infuse it with Irish traditional music.

That is until I happened upon Dromore based quartet Hillspeak, and their impressive debut E.P "Reaching".  They've got the energy, the harmony vocals and production techniques of Mumford, Bellowhead, Of Monsters and Men and the ilk, yet add their own spin on it by apparently taking inspiration from the Irish folk tradition on tunes like "Eden" and "End of Me". It's an incredibly strong release from a band who deserve to be heard.

"Reaching" is available now on a pay what you want basis.

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