Ana Gog – Irish Band of the Week
This Monday, June 3rd, sees another band from the capital claim our top spot as Irish Band of the Week.
Ana Gog are a Dublin-based five-piece led by multi-instrumentalist, and their head songwriter Michael Gallen. Intricate instrumentation and building dramatic melodies are their selling point. Formed from their school and college days, Ana Gog combine flawlessly to make a quintet that creates entirely enthralling tracks.
Ana Gog’s latest album “Making Trails” is a complex combination of piano, drums, bass and a guitar which is often played by bow and distinctive vocals that make for one of the most gripping albums we’ve heard so far this year. Their sound is almost undefinable; folk-inspired and pensive is as close as we’re going to get; it’s simply something you just have to hear for yourself. They are one of few bands on this small isle that can truly say that they have a sound all of their own. They make folk seem fresh; a new interpretation of a genre the Irish music scene is so heavily steeped in.
Check out their song “Hotels” below.
Article by Laur Ryan