Category: Featured Artist

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Clanns

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Clanns

      I asked Charlie from Clanns what the Distorted Perspectives Festival meant to him. “Following up from our conversation over the upcoming Distorted Perspectives festival i’ll talk a wee bit about all things concerning it I suppose …I’ve also attached some pics which maybe of benefit …” “We have the privilege of playing DP this…

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Documenta

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Documenta

    I asked Joe Greene what has been going on in the world of Documenta in the run up to the Distorted Perspectives Festival. “We’ve been pretty busy working on our new record (Drone Pop #1 out July on Touch Sensitive Records) for the last year and a half and making videos so Distorted Perspectives is…

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Robyn G Shiels

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Robyn G Shiels

    I asked Robyn G Shiels what the Distorted Perspectives Festival meant to him. “Looking forward to the D.P. Festival, always a warm welcome and a cold stout received up there and should be a good one . Known the Documenta lads for a good while now so should be a marriage/divorce made in heaven/hell”. For a comprehensive roundup of…

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Shammen Delly

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Shammen Delly

    I asked Aengus Friel from Shammen Delly what the Distorted Perspectives Festival meant to him. “The only thing I could say about the festival is that we’re both looking forward to supporting Ulrich Schnauss. Whenever we first heard Ulrich’s ‘Far Away Trains Passing By’ album, me and Josh must have listened to that album a…

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Nyt Bloomer

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Nyt Bloomer

    I asked Nyt Bloomer for his take on what the Distorted Perspectives Festival meant to him. “Hi Ian, I’m feeling really excited about Distorted Perspectives festival now. I never heard Moon Duo before but their last album sounds fantastic. I always look forward to playing with Shammen Delly, I’ve known them a long time & they’ve been a…

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Autumns

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Autumns

    I asked Christian from Autumns for his take on what the Distorted Perspectives Festival meant to him. “Distorted Perspectives festival is a rarity in this country, which makes it even more special to those who truly care about music and art. The festival allows for not only Irish leftfield artists to come together over a…

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Red Flare

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Red Flare

    Red Flare are a new group with The Undertones guitarist/songwriter John O’Neill and musician/artist Locky Morris, whose name is synonymous with visual art in Derry. They describe themselves succinctly, “These two exhibit a proclivity for noisy and beautiful collaged experimentation, restrained emotion and slow driving melancholia. Combined with this, some of the most powerful and delicate…

  • Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – The Pox Men

    Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – The Pox Men

    The Pox Men will be getting proceedings underway on Thursday 30th April at the Distorted Perspectives Festival in Letterkenny. Here is a recent excerpt from a gig in March to give you a flavour of The Pox Men in action… [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JelHJakXgJA&w=560&h=315] Describing themselves as, “From the mists of the Irish bogs we come a wanderin’, carryin’ our…

  • Featured Artist – François Sky

    Featured Artist – François Sky

    Photo credit © Markus Werner François Sky first came to my attention some time last summer courtesy of those fine Helicon chappies. JP “Helicunt” had mentioned he was joining ‘François Sky & Guests‘ at the Reverence Festival Valada – that had warranted further investigation, which brought ever more sweet music to my ears. “I’m making…

  • Featured Artist – The Virgance

    Featured Artist – The Virgance

    ‘Hiko Shrine’, officially released through Bandcamp on Monday 26th January, is the latest album by The Virgance, solo project of Nathan Smith formerly of Ripley and Loveless. It delivers everything that an experimental, “instrumental shoegaze/dreampop/noiserock” album should. There are intense barrages of guitar looped frenzy, counterbalanced with dazzling washes of ethereal bliss. ‘Hiko Shrine’ is…