Maynooth, County Kildare
For the most part their sound is very relaxed, honest and soulful.
Doppler are based predominantly in the west of Ireland and have residencies in several venues across Connuaght, primarily in the north west. With well over 100 performances a year they are no strangers to the live scene. The act is interchangeable and play as 2,3,4 or 5 piece.Vocal harmonies are the most noticeable trait of their live gigs. As well as performing their own material they also boast a set list over 125 cover songs which span a variety of genres. Usually the act disperse their set list to the spectator and ask the audience to suggest what to play in order to interact and engage with the audience.
The music tends to focus on exactly how they’re feeling at that particular time. They draw on each others personal experiences and reflect that mood through their songs. Being lucky enough to be surrounded by plenty of talented and dedicated musicians and friends have urged them to continue to write music and record
While hibernating over the Winter, Doppler have been working on new material and a debut EP entitled "Laughil" which is due for release in late August. The title "Laughil" comes from the surname of a rural introvert who lived in the forest alone for just shy of 100 years. The song explores my own personal experience of finding his abandoned house in the wilderness and researching his identity and his life. The 4 track EP has been a huge learning curve for the outfit and one that has been challenging but ultimately has improved their sound and musicianship.
Laughil EP Tracklist:
2. Let Me Try
4. You Caught Me
|4 Aug 2014||10:00||The Arch Bar, Killala, Co.Mayo||Killala Festival|