Water­ford rock­ers howl at the moon

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - lmur­phy@irish­times.com By Lauren Mur­phy

We may be in the first days of spring, but one Ir­ish band is plan­ning to launch their al­bum in a man­ner bet­ter suited to Hal­loween.

Water­ford quar­tet Floyd Soul and the Wolf will release their as-yet-un­ti­tled de­but al­bum later this year, but are cur­rently un­der­tak­ing gigs in the spook­i­est of lo­ca­tions – and un­der a full moon, in keep­ing with their lupine moniker – to preview the record. The most re­cent gig took place at Cork’s Rath­lin Cas­tle, with more planned at Ca­her­gall For­est in Co Wick­low and Ballyscan­lon Ceme­tery in Co Dublin in Fe­bru­ary and March.

Lead singer Luke Hef­fer­nan said that the idea came to the band af­ter they per­formed un­der a full moon on New Year’s Eve and re­alised that there was an “amaz­ing en­ergy” to the gig. “It turns the idea of do­ing a ‘gig’ on its head, per­form­ing in a com­pletely un­con­ven­tional set­ting and com­pletely break­ing down the bar­ri­ers be­tween a band and its au­di­ence,” he said, adding that they hoped to ac­quire the ser­vices of a pro­fes­sional medium to con­duct a seance at their grave­yard per­for­mance.

As the gigs will take place on pri­vate prop­erty, those wish­ing to at­tend should e-mail floyd­soul@gmail.com, or see www.mys­pace.com/ floyd­soul for more info.

Luna tics: Water­ford quar­tet Floyd Soul and the Wolf

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