TMFTML Presents #005 this Saturday with The Ocelots, Junior Brother and Eoin Martin

Summer is officially here and we’re getting in on the fun with some fresh new folk acts to catch after the grand stretch in the evening!

Headlining on the night are Wexford twin brothers The Ocelots. With just a guitar, a harmonica and their voices, Brandon and Ashley have created a raw sound that has been generated from years of street performing all across Europe. They have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. The Ocelots are known for their ability to capture an audience, with mesmerising melody and variety meeting their charm and wit on stage.

Support comes from folk singer/ songwriter Junior Brother. Hailing from Co. Kerry, he plays sometimes humorous, sometimes heady tunes. Strange stories, poetic and arcane, unfold with reckless abandon upon an idiosyncratic Guitar and Foot Tambourine accompaniment. Unique, experimental yet ambitious, his material draws heavily in tone and subject matter from his upbringing in rural Ireland, demonstrating a wild love of language.

Opening the show on the night is Tullamore native Eoin Martin who has spent the last number of years honing his craft and finding his own voice in the crowded singer-songwriter scene. And what a voice! Eoin mixes percussive acoustic guitar with complex finger picked melodies and rounds things off with a truly captivating vocal style, full of harmony and punctuated rhythms. Think Bon Iver and Newton Faulkner meeting up for a few sneaky pints.

Entry is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and doors are at 8:00pm. See you in the front row!

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Premiere: The False and The Fair release ‘First Snow’, as part of a series of winter themed unplugged videos.

TMFTML are happy to premiere ‘First Snow’, the first in four part series of winter themed unplugged style videos from Dublin 4 piece The False and The Fair. Readers of the blog will be no strangers to the band as we covered their last single ‘Gone Tomorrow’, noting how well it showed off their eclectic songwriting style in comparison to previous their release ‘Bald Apes’ . ‘First Snow’ is another beautiful track which illustrates this quality perfectly.

Filmed in drummer Jacob Fry’s sitting room, the track starts off full of harmony between the guitars, vocals and bass with sparse percussion before kicking into an unexpected groove that carries the listener along the lyrical journey towards it’s close. It’s a brand new track written for the series. A new video will be released through their YouTube page each week for the rest of December and will include new arrangements of some old fan favourites.

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Derek Ellard launches brilliant new single ‘To Each Their Own’ in Bruxelles tonight!

Galway singer-songwriter Derek Ellard is back with a brilliant new single. ‘To Each Their Own’ is not your usual ‘one man with a guitar and his heart on his sleeve’ fare. The production here is slick and polished, complete with rhythm section and some glistening harmonies.

Derek is a loop station wizard live and those layered techniques are present here too. It’s great songwriting with some really interesting tempo changes and dynamics to burn.

You can catch Derek Ellard live tonight in Bruxelles at The Zodiac Sessions for the first in a string of launch gigs across the country.

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