New Irish Sounds: Hush War Cry

The name: Hush War Cry

The deal: four qualified architects dropping sweet, sweeping guitar rock and joining Toby KaarReidFingersmithBrian DeadyI’ll Eat Your FaceVersives and the soon-to-be-massive Young Wonder in proving that Cork city is one of the most bountiful artistic spots on this island. Only two songs have surfaced so far, both of which sound like lost tracks from Wild Beasts’ Kate Bush-inspired second album Two Dancers.

The sound: Ambitious, compelling dream pop featuring lush arrangements, big words and a bit of blue-eyed soul. ‘Lily’ in particular, with its sky-scraping vocal and vintage-sounding chorus, is unmissable. And free. Don’t forget free.

Psst. Here’s a snippet from the forthcoming ‘Apparitions’…

They say: “I can’t control the things I don’t know” – Window To The Heart

I say: Wild Beasts may have gotten there first, but there’s plenty of room in the fidgety art rock alliance for Hush War Cry.

For lovers of: Wild Beasts, Villagers, Kate Bush

In a word: Delicate

What now? Mark the appropriate date down in your amusements journal;

Feb 2nd – The Roisin Dubh, Galway (supporting Jape)
February 9th – Bourke’s, Limerick
March 2nd – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
April 7th – Pine Lodge, Myrtleville

Then sit around and twiddle your thumbs until their debut EP Apparitions hits the shelves and interwaves next month.

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