Overhead, The Albatross at KnockanStockan 2013 – Review and Photos
Overhead, The Albatross being a purely instrumental group, and that being a rare sight at KnockanStockan, had the audience in a state of curiosity. It’s safe to say that Overhead, The Albatross cannot be categorised into one single genre with their fusion of rock, electro and pop to name just a few. As the band began their set the sweet sounding piano and synth mixed together cast a mellow yet electric feel to the atmosphere that had the audience members swaying from side to side in the cramped circus-style tent.
As the set continued the band constantly changed their game and kept it interesting by changing tempo with bursts of heavy and almost chaotic sounding sections highlighting drums and bass. Playing songs with complicated, busy and very different parts on all instruments is a risk but really paid off for the band whose constant change of direction meant that the part of vocalist wasn’t missed or even needed. A band that were part of our ‘Ones to Watch’ article, Overhead, The Albatross met and exceeded many expectations and were one of the highlights of Friday night in KnockanStockan 2013.
Review by Miriam McGovern
Photos by Tudor Marian
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