Word Of Mouth’s 11date Certain Three Tour, featuring Nanu Nanu, Trumpets of Jericho & Si Schroeder, kicks off in Limerick next Thursday.
Continuing on in the tradition of the last three years – where Irish-based booking agency Word of Mouth curates a triple bill of three very different acts and sends them out on tour – the 2013 tour will feature a diverse and compelling lineup, with an alternating running order for each show. Previous tours have featured Katie Kim, O Emperor, We Cut Corners, The Lost Brothers and Alessi’s Ark, amongst others.
The lineup for the Certain Three Tour 2013 will feature three home-grown Irish acts: electro-pop duo Nanu Nanu, lo-fi shoegazer Si Schroeder and the post-punk of Trumpets of Jericho.
NANU NANUare an Alien-Pop duo based in Dublin. Members Mirrorman and Glitterface use analog and modular synthesizers teamed with a strong foundation of heavy beats and lush, otherworldly vocal processing to create their exciting and unique ‘Alien-Pop’ sound. They have just finished their debut album, which will be released in early 2013 on Flaming June. Their debut single will be Pocket of Gold. It has been mixed by producer Rob Kirwan; the man who mixed PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album Let England Shake. 2013 will be the year of Nanu Nanu.
SI SCHROEDER is a Dublin-based musician who mixes his voice with guitars, samples, acoustic instruments, beats and live drums to create haunting and uplifting melodic songs exploring the darker side of the human condition. A layered approach to composition and production results in dense, textured blends of synthetic and organic sounds, over which Si’s warm, soothing voice unravels stories of chaos and destruction. His debut album, the critically acclaimed Choice Music Prize nominated Coping Mechanisms (2006), was the Irish Times’ record of the week, Foggy Notions’ album of the year, and is in the Hot Press list of top Irish albums of all time. Highlights among his live shows include 2007’s Electric Picnic, 2008’s Future Days, The Kilkenny Arts Festival 2009, and abroad at EUROSONIC in Holland, Berlin’s Popkomm and New York’s Intelfest, The Chicago Cultural Center, and repeat visits to London’s influential Kosmische Club. His second album is due for release in 2013.
TRUMPETS OF JERICHO are a folk-tinged post-punk band from Cork, formed in 2010. After two years of creating some semblance of a sound that they can call ‘their own’, the group finally decided to record their debut Songs Like an Alum Ut Its Nor Really, garnering praise and indifference in equal measure. Their energetic live shows have built them a strong and loyal following in the south of Ireland (i.e. Cork) and they recently opened for The Fall, which is pretty cool.
All three acts will be performing live sessions on Dave Fanning’s & Dan Hegarty’s shows on 2fm next Tuesday evening.
Word Of Mouth Presents: THE CERTAIN THREE TOUR NANU NANU SI SCHROEDER TRUMPETS OF JERICHO
Jan 17th (Thurs) – Bourkes Limerick Jan 18th (Fri) – The Bowery Cork Jan 19th (Sat) – De Barras Clonakilty, Co. Cork Jan 20th (Sun) – Pine Lodge Myrtleville, Co. Cork (Afternoon Show) Jan 24th (Thurs) – The Spirit Store Dundalk Jan 25th (Fri) – The Model Sligo Jan 26th (Sat) – Whelans Dublin Jan 31st (Thurs) – Monroes, Galway Feb 1st (Fri) – The Palace Bar Athlone Feb 2nd (Sat) – Set Theatre Kilkenny Feb 7th (Thurs) – Gifted at Empire Music Hall Belfast