Citóg presents the EP launch of Yawning Chasm at the Cellar Bar in Galway this Thursday June 28th from 9. I would hope that most Noise readers are familiar with Yawning Chasm by now (wouldn’t we all Rebecca – Ed.), but if not, here follows something which I’ve said about them before. They are an experimental folk act whose music is grounded by melancholic acoustic guitar tones, nudged off land by eerie keys which dream of the sky and takes full flight with a graceful voice singing lyrics which orbit the soul.
The EP in question is titled Butterfly and Crab, it is the second in a series of four EPs being released by the band this year, all of which will be available on one limited edition compilation before the summer’s out. The first EP, Whispered Sun, is currently available to download for free from Bandcamp but will be taken down on Friday and replaced with Butterfly and Crab. For anyone who hasn’t yet downloaded Whispered Sun, it’s high time you did.
If the new tunes alone aren’t enough to tempt you, there’ll also be another relatively new aspect to this performance which just may: Yawning Chasm now comes with added drums. Jimmy Monaghan will join Aaron Coyne and Declan Kelly on the night to flesh out their sound. The trio will be supported by Brigid Power Ryce and Raising Holy Sparks and with promises of band-hopping and collaborations galore, this is sure to be an urgent and captivating gig. Free entry too.