GOD ALONE: Cork ‘Feens’ Announce New “God Alone.” EP… Posted: 19/09/2019 by John O'Brien
GOD ALONE – one of Ireland’s most exciting metal prospects – have announced their new EP, God Alone., to be released 8th November via Cosmonaut. All born this side of the millennium, the prodigious wunderkinds return, streaming the first single ‘Feeling on Tic’ from the EP…
A rare combination of post-metal, instrumental prog-rock and blackened metal, the wealth of influences heard on the young quintet’s EP is staggering. A curious mix of Three Trapped Tigers, Fugazi, and Deafheaven but all infused with a Celtic lilt, the “God Alone.” EP showcases a band who are gleefully unafraid to experiment.
The EP details themes of depression, insomnia and loss, all the while using the voice as a sixth instrument. Track two ‘Ke Ta’ for example references a Japanese fan of the band who invited them to tour, which at the time couldn’t happen (the band only being 16). Ke Ta then disappeared and the band lost contact, never to be heard of again. The EP opener, ‘Feeling on Tic’ is a play on the classic Simpsons song ‘Can I Borrow A Feeling’, detailing a man kicked out of his house, left to wander the streets.
Despite the subject matter, musically “God Alone.” is largely upbeat, a driving release with plenty of musical humour and groove. A very strong starting point for a group who unsurprisingly are very hotly-tipped.
GOD ALONE have already played a wealth of shows, including winning Mammothfest’s Best Band competition, overcoming 200 bands across Ireland and the UK to play the festival. They’ve also played multiple Irish festivals including Siege of Limerick and Monolith Festival, as well as supporting Coilguns, Cruachan, and Hundred Year Old Man.
The band’s EP launch tour in November will cover Ireland, Northern Ireland and England (below).
FORTHCOMING GIGS/TOUR DATES:
20/9/19 – Clonakilty Guitar Festival – CORK (w/ Jambinai + The Claque + Crywank)
21/9/19 – Dali – CORK (w/ Bicurious + Ten Past Seven + We Come In Pieces)
27/9/19 – Roisin Dubh – GALWAY (w/ Bicurious)
28/9/19 – Dolan’s – LIMERICK (w/ Bicurious + We Come In Pieces + The Last Vinci)
7/11/19 – Roisin Dubh – GALWAY (EP Launch tour)
9/11/19 – Zool Warehouse – BELFAST (EP launch tour)
10/11/19 – Secret location – CORK (EP launch tour)
21/11/19 – The Gryphon – BRISTOL (EP launch tour)
22/11/19 – The Devonshire Arms – LONDON (EP launch tour)
23/11/19 – Bar 42 – WORTHING (EP launch tour)
13/12/19 – Crypt Of The Riff Festival – BELFAST (w/ Tuskar + Elder Druid + Hornets)
14/12/18 – Fred Zeppelin’s – CORK (w/ Yurt)
GOD ALONE are:
Jake O’Driscoll – Guitar/Vocals
Cian Mullane – Bass/Vocals
Jack O’Hanlon – Drums
Séan Thompson – Guitar
Dylan Kelly – Synth/ Electronics
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