Aoife McCann creates pop songs to make you feel emboldened and free.
Æ MAK's tribal electronic soundscape and punk-esque energy conceives a bewitching live act that allows audiences escape to another realm.
2017 saw the band bring their distinctive performances to highly receptive audiences at a number of acclaimed Irish festivals including Body & Soul, Electric Picnic, Other Voices, Another Love Story and Hard Working Class Heroes; At their own headline shows throughout the country; Supporting likeminded songstresses Warpaint and making their UK debut at Liverpool Sound City.
This year sees McCann and Æ MAK producer Daniel McIntyre [Lullahush] embark on a new journey together unveiling a refreshingly unique artistic vision.
Fresh off the back of being the first band chosen for Festival Republic and PRS foundation's ReBalance programme, 2018 has already seen the band's distinctive live performances support British Art Rock band Django Django, announce support shows with Tune-Yards and hit festivals across Ireland and the UK including The Great Escape, Latitude and Forbidden Fruit.
Æ MAK's music can be a bright light in a world that feels increasingly dark'
The ideas bursting from every tune they’ve unveiled so far show that they’re impossible to pigeonhole … a force to reckon with in the months and years to come.'
- Hot Press Magazine
'Sounds like faeries in the woodlands letting you crash their enchanted rave'
- High Snobiety
Dance music that rebels against its own genre in a remarkable way'
The Irish outfit make art pop that can please both the pop fans and the art fans: a true blend of the strengths of both. The care for craft is evident, the nostalgia for dark wave synth-pop playing at the edges of their modern, danceable, dropping melodies.'
- New Sick Music
Otherworldly, ambient-tinged pop music recalling the fractured alien electronics of Fever Ray and iamamiwhoami'
- Get Into This Magazine
Abstract landscapes are drawn up, futuristic and formed of traits that make us think, we must admit, of the beginnings of Bjork'
- Sound of Brit