Hen Ogledd - special guests Percolator
The four musicians of Hen Ogledd are Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell, Sally Pilkington, each hail from historically different tribal regions of the Old North, Hen Ogledd’s meaning comes from the Welsh name for The Old North.
Together they created Mogic - a record that challenges the idea that the ancient world was rife with magic, while the new is infiltrated by cold logic.
This dynamic record of eddies and swirls, ravishing melodies, hallucinatory textures and bonkers rhythms is pinned down by some deft performances: Pilkinton’s picture-perfect pop and earthy singing, Davies’ blazing harp splutterations and guitar moans, Bothwell's twisted telephone techno and bamboozling lyric-bombs and Dawson's utter bass.
Experimental rock band Percolator's blend of hypnotic kraut techno and wall of shoegazing guitar drones has been compared to Swans with a leaning towards NEU!’s krautrock driven rhythms.
Percolator started in Waterford in 2007 as a drum and guitar duo mainly influenced by the electro infused noise pop and shoegaze bands of the 80’s and 90’s. In 2012, having gone through several line-up changes, the current and longest lasting line-up was formed. Consisting of John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Bass, Synths), and founding members Eleanor Myler (Drums, vocals) and Ian Chestnutt (guitar vocals).
The trio have spent the last 5 years transforming themselves into one of the most intriguing and melodically arresting bands in Ireland at the moment.