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Surprised not to find a thread so far. These seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough with their excellent third album The Livelong Day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rukIHD7rNY

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Monday, 28 October 2019 09:13 (five months ago) link

John Kelly played a few tracks from the new album a couple of days ago on his radio show and they sounded amazing. A dark, trancey take on Irish folk

The World According To.... (Michael B), Monday, 28 October 2019 09:56 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

I'm down with The Livelong Day. My favorite track is prob Ode to Lullaby, though that almost kind of missing the point. But I really like
Wild Rover, Katie Cruel, etc. Such foreboding drone!

a thousand keening bullshit-detectors (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:09 (two months ago) link

(Also, off-topic, but I can't help but wish they'd try their hand at covering Richard Dawson's "Hob". Such a proper dirge! I think the Lankum folks could really sink their teeth into it!)

a thousand keening bullshit-detectors (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:11 (two months ago) link

Oh I didn't know there was a thread! I only came across them a month or so ago (right after they toured in the UK, annoyingly) - my friends in Dublin already knew all about them though. Good antidote to the over-Gloamingification of Irish folk.

Some good live choobs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOMC4lqh1aI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz8iKCGs0QU

also love this (Radie Peat from Lankum + Lisa O'Neill):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzciq8q0Gfw

VOTE! In the 2019 EOY Poll (seandalai), Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:52 (two months ago) link

oops wrong order but you can work it out

VOTE! In the 2019 EOY Poll (seandalai), Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:53 (two months ago) link

I need to give this album a chance again. Didn't click with me.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 11 January 2020 04:17 (two months ago) link

This is scratching pretty close to the same miserablist gorgeous lush folk itch as the earlier Unthanks records. Love it.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 January 2020 04:55 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Playing the Barbican in April! With Shirley Collins! https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/lankum

bag√°istetd (seandalai), Monday, 9 March 2020 23:45 (one month ago) link

I got a ticket to see them at Cork Opera House on Paddy's Day

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 07:18 (one month ago) link


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