Belfast, County Antrim
Five women, ten instruments; Wookalily burst out from a chrysalis that had been in countdown mode waiting to explode onto the edgier left of centre side of Irish indie-folk, and released their debut album, “All The Waiting While”. This lead to high-profile appearances on a BBC4 and BBC2 including a documentary series where they were discovered by Midge Ure.
Fast forward a few years and they have metamorphed, grown a full set of wings and are set to soar to even greater heights. Their technicolour, gleefully riotous debut was much acclaimed worldwide but it’s the new material that is turning heads and turning more and more people on. “Everything is Normal...Except the Little Things Inside My Head”, the much anticipated sequel to their debut, plays like a cinematic soundtrack that’s otherworldly. The warmth and weirdness of the album is captured on analogue equipment by award winning producer Julie McLarnon, Analogue Catalogue (Happy Mondays, New Order, Jeffrey Lewis and The Vaselines) and is due for release July 2019.
Wookalily sounds like a band that has been on the road and enjoying the trip so well that five individuals have now combined to appear almost as one. They are in perfect harmony. There is a sense of mature sophistication and spirited direction. Audiences savour the rootsy fare they serve up. They flush your head clean; the buzz being generated is zingy, punk-spirited and exhilarating. Live shows are orchestrated to have all the grace and excitement of being flung from a spinning carousel. This is folk music that has ambitions to gatecrash rockier indie-pop circles. A rush of fresh air.
|30 Jun 2019||16:30||The Tap Room, Newcastle||The Tap Room|
|4 Aug 2019||16:30||The Tap Room, Newcastle||The Tap Room|
|10 Aug 2019||15:15||Clonmel Busking Festival, Clonmel Tipperary||Clonmel Busking Festival||Buy Tickets|
|25 Aug 2019||16:00||Castle Ward, Strangford||Sunday Music Series|
|31 Aug 2019||21:15||Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois||Spike Island [SOLD OUT]||Buy Tickets|
|1 Sep 2019||22:00||Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois||Spike Island [SOLD OUT]||Buy Tickets|
|29 Sep 2019||16:30||The Tap Room, Newcastle||The Tap Room|