The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Melodica Deathship – Whelan’s, 31st October

The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock will be joined by Melodica Deathship for a Halloween gig in Whelan’s.

The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock
Named after a poem about a haunted canal lock, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock match Irish folk and traditional sounds with more modern experimental rock sounds. With the release of their new album The Brutal Here and Now they have refined their craft, creating melodic folk rock with with a dark, modern feel. They veer away from their peers in tracing a line from the Irish 60’s folk revival through progressive, kraut and post rock.

Lyrically springing from English and Irish folk song, the compositions deal with complex themes of personal and national identity, alienation, Irish history and mythology, revolution and the cynical cyclical nature of greed and power. Live they are a powerful five-piece, overlaying intricate folk melodies with swirling squalls of feedback, delay and soaring three-part harmonies.

Melodica Deathship
Melodica Deathship are purveyors of some of the darkest & grooviest hip hop to ever emerge from this fair land of Ireland. They have just released a new EP called ‘The Sunken Path’ which is a follow up to 2010’s acclaimed ‘Doom Your Cities, Doom Your Towns’. Both releases are wonderful and should be heard by as many people as possible.

Whelanslive presents Halloween Night with
The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock
Melodica Deathship
8pm, Wednesday 31st October
Whelan’s Of Wexford St

Tickets are €10 from or the WAV Box Office on 1890 200078.

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