Sat., 11 Sep., 9pm, €8Sold Out
Arthur Itis is a pan-dimensional being from the one of the five fruitful moons orbiting the desolate planet Lukon 5. Since arriving on Earth in 2013 he has released five albums, a compilation and three EPs which has garnered support slots for Jeffrey Lewis, Mary Ocher and O Emperor. His cryptic lyrics lend themselves less to storytelling and more toward abstraction. As a result more complex mosaic-like narratives form, teetering over the listener like a sonic totem pole. Their placement and importance lies in the listener's individual connection to the meaning of each word. Layered organs and synthesizers drift over rugged rhythmic landscapes in a shimmering fog. Melodies bump and creep along like scuttling creatures along the ocean floor.
“Deconstructing any number of genres and effortlessly reanimating them in his own image in a lineage that traces lines through Beefheart, Devo, Ween and R Stevie Moore…” - The Thin Air
“...purveyor of sound and improvisation from the planet Lukon 5, channeling intergalactic inspiration while assuming the form of an unassuming Earthling…” - Cork Echo
Tuath are an experimental rock collective based in the northwest of Ireland although originally having Formed in Galway 2014, known for their expanding & contracting lineup and heady audio-visual presence. Often performed via the likes of self-built instrumentation & Sega Mega Drive MIDI manipulation, theirs is a singular blend of psychedelia, trip-hop, shoegaze, noise and krautrock that draws from Irish identity and frequently the language itself as a means to discuss more contemporary issues of an existential & socioeconomic basis.
Tuath have released a number of EPs and singles, gaining regular plays on the US’ hippest alternative station KEXP, Irish & UK national radio, as well as coverage from outlets like The Irish Times, Nialler9, HotPressand The Thin Air. They’ve toured and performed across Europe, with slots at the likes of Electric Picnic, SUNS Europe in Italy and beyond.
“Tuath embrace their outsider tags with heavenly white ambient noise that wears its wildness proud.” - The Irish Times
“Channels the spirit of John Carpenter, psych, trip-hop, radical sociopolitical leanings, into noisy, nearly industrial post-punk” - Nialler 9
“Pleasant balmy psychedelia with hints of Julian Cope… really beautiful”
- Stuart Bailie, BBC
“The northern province’s foremost purveyors of hepped-up-on-goofballs psychedelia”
- The Thin Air