Hailing from the north of Ireland, Morgana MacIntyre (Belfast) and Gemma Doherty (Derry) met in Dublin in 2014. Both had graduated from the same college that summer and stayed in the city to pursue music. Built around mesmerising close-knit vocal harmonies, electro-acoustic harp and synthesisers, sonically they have been likened to Enya, Lisa Hannigan, Cocteau Twins. Their 2018 debut LP ‘Shape of Silence’ was met with critical acclaim and nominated for the Choice Music Prize and the Northern Irish Music Prize. They have toured extensively across the globe in support of Hozier, Keane, and Lisa Hannigan. Some highlights include a stunning NPR Tiny Desk Concert, SXSW and Glastonbury. Where I Should End is the sophomore album release from the band, recorded with Rian Trench in The Meadow, Co. Wicklow, and mixed in Berlin with Benedikt MacIsaac. Written on and off the tour cycle of their debut album Where I Should End seeks to find meaning in a world that doesn’t stand still. Doherty and MacIntyre challenged themselves to create a distinctive and audible shift in their sound. There’s a playfulness, a messiness that was never there before and where vulnerability is laid out in broad daylight, subtle jokes pierce the darkness. Retaining layered, folk-driven harmonies in shared verses and the bones of traditional music in melodies, they go bigger with the instrumentation; adding synths, drum machines and electronic pulses to reflect the lives that they lead.
My Brilliant Friend / Dynamite / Karaoke Song / The Place That I Work / Irish Hour / Date Night / Oh My Oh Canada / Manchester Air / House 9 / Any Dreams?