Raglans at The Academy 2 (review & photos)
Dublin folk-pop quartet Raglans played support for The Twang at the Academy 2 on April 6th.
Unfortunately, the four piece found themselves coming on stage to a crowd of less than twenty people, as The Twang’s demographic doesn’t exactly consist of screaming teenagers that camp out for hours pre-gig but rather a very laid back older audience who crept in a lot later than doors. This didn’t hinder the band who put on a show as if they were playing a sell out gig at the O2.
The bands unfaltering spirit was impressive and their energy and enthusiasm relentless. “High Road” proved a set highlight but a setlist full of catchy folk-pop tunes made it evident that this is a band that won’t be playing support spots for much longer. Finishing on their hit “Digging Holes”, the launch into a full on percussion breakdown, much to the delight of a now much fuller room.
Raglans can be found at almost every independent and not so independent music festival around Ireland this summer.
Review and photos by Laur Ryan