All posts by AprilintheClouds

Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Southbank Centre (London; Wednesday 17th October 2018)

Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Southbank Centre (London; Wednesday 17th October 2018)

DakhaBrakha means ‘give/take’ in the old Ukrainian language. And it’s true, we see a real ‘give and take’ with the band’s influences – taking Ukrainian folk music and putting their own unique and theatrical spin on it. Often accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, their music...
Preview: Lankum @ Round Chapel (London; Thursday 17th May 2018)

Preview: Lankum @ Round Chapel (London; Thursday 17th May 2018)

Four-piece traditional group Lankum fuse obscure, whimsical and unsettling songs of the past with their own strong sure sound. Their lyrics often depict the feelings of those left behind in post-recession Ireland. Like their contemporaries Stick in the Wheel, they bring a raw, punk edge to traditional songs; each word smacks of...
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