New Music – Slow Moving Clouds – Swansong/ Starfall

Slow Moving Clouds – Swansong/Starfall (Single Version)

For fans of the wonderful dance piece Swan Lake / Loch na hEala which was part of the Dublin Theatre Festival a couple of years ago, this music should sound very familiar indeed! Slow Moving Clouds wrote and performed the music for the production live on stage. The Irish/Nordic trio’s second album ‘Starfall’ was recently released on the new PEOPLE music platform, led by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the Dessner brothers (The National). How cool is that exactly?

If you want to see them live, they play as support to Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kylo) at the Academy.

July 29 – The Academy, Dublin (with Jenny Lewis)

You can hear more from the trio on their bandcamp site here.

Listen / Download: https://soundcloud.com/slow-moving-clouds/swansongstarfall-single-version-1?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email

Slow Moving Clouds return with a beautifully atmospheric new track titled ‘Swansong/Starfall’ ahead of a tour with Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kylo) and a headline show at Dublin’s Workman’s Club on June 20. 

The Irish/Nordic trio’s second album Starfall was recently released on the new PEOPLE music platform, led by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the Dessner brothers (The National), and their intelligently crafted mix of folk, traditional and experimental classical sensibilities sees them sit comfortably at the table of a new Irish musical vogue that encompasses artists such as The Gloaming and Lisa Hannigan.

‘Swansong/Starfall’ exudes a harmonious, dream-like vibe, evolving gently towards a string-laden finale, while Kevin Murphy’s soothing vocals captivate and immerse the listener in a stunningly moving track. 

Quietly going about their business, Slow Moving Clouds have been developing a large international following and recognition through work as varied as playing Sydney Opera House (with Teac Damsa’s Swan Loch / Loch na hEala), Celtic Connections 2019 in Glasgow, a PEOPLE residency/festival at Funkhaus, Berlin, at legendary Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes’ ‘Masters of Tradition’ festival and a recent sold out show at the Brighton Festival. 

There’s a willingness to embrace new ideas while respecting and incorporating more traditional elements that sets Slow Moving Clouds apart from most, while also being able to recreate the ethereal and atmospheric intricacies of their studio work in a live setting. ‘Swansong/Starfall’ is a wonderful representation of a band at the top of their game.

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