Slow Skies treated a packed crowd to a delightful set at Dublin’s Sugar Club on Wednesday night. The band have been through a hectic few months with support slots to James Vincent McMorrow – who could be heard on the venue’s PA all night – and launching their new EP “Keepsake” on Faction Records.
Support on the night came from Liza Flume, who has been a favourite at her regular gigs in The Workman’s Club. On the night, Liza performed tracks new and some old, many taken from her “Poison” EP. Slow Skies’ live band member, Brian Dillion, joined her on a few tracks early on also.
When Slow Skies hit the stage, it was like Daughter covering a Foals track on many occasions, pure bliss. Singer Karen Sheridan’s vocals are delicate and Conal Herron’s guitar is soothing on ‘Across the Sea’, ‘Ice Field’, and ‘Keepsake’. Also their encore cover of Future Islands’ ‘Seasons’ was by far the best I’ve heard live in a long time, even if there was a lack of ridiculous dance moves and roaring down the microphone.
By the beach or in your bed, this is the sort of music you want to listen to. Bound for bigger stages!