Bray trio Wyvern Lingo, who are inspired by R&B acts like Erykah Badu and Prince, come to Róisín Dubh on Friday, September 14.
Their first break came when they joined Hozier’s band, but Caoimhe Barry, Karen Cowley and Saoirse Duane soon emerged as an act with their own sounds and since forming in 2014, the trio have released a series of interesting singles which culminated in the release of their debut album this year.
The self-titled album opens with Out of My Hands, and the band’s signature close harmonies can be heard to full effect. The rhythms are subtle and slow-building, and Duane’s guitar work is minimal and funky.
It’s followed by I Love You, Sadie, which is a toe-tapping gem that brings to mind the best work of Rhianna and Beyonce. It’s backed up some snappy electro, and the guitar-work is once again sublime.
Elsewhere on the album, Crawl is a track that stands out. A song that’s weary of love that’s gone wrong, it combines keys with winning vocals and a stop-and-start rhythm that catches the ear.
There are also folk elements to the Wyvern Lingo sound, and if their debut album is anything to go by then their Galway show will be one defined by melody and a few surprises.
■ Doors 8pm, tickets €20/€18.
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