Castlepalooza – Ones To Watch
Soak – Vodafone Main Stage
Derry born singer-songwriter SOAK is so small and yet managed to shock us all, capturing mine and everyones heart. Soak is un-simply, simple – it’s just her haunting voice and her haunting guitar. SOAK so young, so talented. Listen to the song below because SOAK’s one to watch.
Vann Music – Metro Stage
Don’t be put off by the logo, the live perform that the VM guys pulled off cannot be ignored. Electro pop band Vann Music from Dublin instantly connected with the crowd. Aaron Smyth sounds like “Bono”, but it just works okay. Vann Music has got something going on fusing French House and Electro. Vann Music are absolutely, without a shadow of doubt ones-to-watch!
Floor Staff – Metro Stage
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous music. Just listen to “The Guest” and you’ll know what I mean.
Overhead, the Albatross – Metro Stage
Hailing from Kildare and Dublin, the post rock-experimental act played their instrumental guitar and drum finery to the perfect response at Castlepalooza, sounding similar to “God Speed You Black Emperor” and “The Butterfly Explosion”. Overhead, the Albatross did really well and captivated us. Try to catch them live before they move on to bigger things.
Review by Áine Byrne