Lankum Press Photo


  • Doors Open: 6:30 pm
  • Price: £18.50

Tickets are now available for LANKUM at Rescue Rooms!

Dublin quartet Lankum return in March 2023 with their 4th LP ‘False Lankum’ released via Rough Trade.

The Lankum record heralds a new stage in the metamorphosis of the band. Transformed into a modern day powerhouse, drawing on traditional and primitive methods. They create bold and singular music that transcends its folk roots. An entrancing, widescreen sound incorporating experimental overtones and rumbling drones. Wedded with classic songwriting, close vocal harmonies and timeless narratives.

Their live show has evolved into a deeply moving collective experience, with the band performing together as though they are a single lung. Sounds expand and collapse from indistinguishable mouths, lungs, fingers, keys and feet. While a wall of amp stacks push the intensity of the show to new levels.

“Modern folk music’s own OK computer” – MOJO

“False Lankum teems with…moments of iridescent bliss” – The Guardian 5/5 Folk Album Of The Month

“Filmic, engrossing & unique” – Buzz Magazine

“Bold and briny” – Uncut

Ann Powers’ track review NPR 

“Lankum slows the tempo to a dirge as singer Radie Peat enunciates every syllable. This time, every word of the woman who hung herself for lost love will be heard and be judged sane. Layer upon layer of drones surface like water weeds behind Peat’s clear delivery; then the words fall away and the din continues for four more minutes. Peadar Gill’s stunning video shows hands entwined with rope and ghosts, played by Peat’s band members, silent in their vigil. The images disturb; the sound is like little in folk music, closer to the Velvet Underground’s “The Black Angel’s Death Song.” The gale force of a stirring afterlife echoes through the song, and that old reason for keening — to reveal the miracle of grief, that it can bridge death’s barrier, if only for the span of a mourner’s cry — is revealed.”


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