IMLÉ are an unconventional band with a unique sound, based around vocalists with very diverse musical backgrounds. Their sound mixes poetry, rap and pop music in a way that has never been heard before - particularly in the Irish Language.
Founded in 2015, their mission statement was to create something different that was uncompromising & honest. IMLÉ’s debut album explores the meaning of life, our relationship with the planet and finding hope within despair. The band have played festivals all over the country & abroad. Including Electric Picnic, Féile na Bealtaine (Dingle), Liú Lúnasa (Belfast) and IMRAM Festival (Dublin) & SUNS EUROPE in Udine Italy as well as TV appearances on TG4’s 20th Anniversary show TG4 XX and I Lár an Aonaigh on BBC 2 NI. Along with recording & releasing their debut album, produced by Karl Odlum & released by Gael Linn Records.
IMLÉ won best album, song and band at the 2017 Gradaim Cheoil NÓS - an awards ceremony that celebrates contemporary music in Irish organised by Nos.ie
Their self-titled debut album has received rave reviews from.....
Nialler9 – Their self-titled debut album mixes meditative folk, rock and rap styles in our native tongue to impressive effect. A breath of fresh Éire
Songlines Magazine – Sung entirely in Irish, the eclectic music borrows from rap, rock, folk and a raft of other idioms to revel in a sassy, street-savvy ear – blending its diverse elements into something altogether immediate.