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:
― 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
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:
also love this (Radie Peat from Lankum + Lisa O'Neill):
― 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
Playing the Barbican in April! With Shirley Collins! https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/lankum
― bagáistetd (seandalai), Monday, 9 March 2020 23:45 (three weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link