August Wells return to Irish airwaves ahead of their biggest tour to date, kicking off with the release of ‘She Was a Question’ and their appearance at the Interlude Festival on Friday June 24.
Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger’s melancholic odes have struck a chord with music listeners here with a string of singles that has also seen them received warmly by critics and music shows across the dial. By turns writing music that speaks of the fragility of the human condition while all the while providing an uplifting swing and groove, August Wells are building nicely towards an imminent album and a summer of content.
‘She Was a Question’ is as much as curiosity as the title suggests, melding some ethereal keys and strings, with a tranquil bass line supplied by New York-based Corkonian, Graham Finn, and peppered with a soft sounding flugel horn. August Wells continue to release poignant singles that defy the transparency of much of today’s vacuous fare, leading the listener on all-to-brief vignettes that provide something of a welcome break from the norm.
Fri 24th Jun – Interlude Festival – Dublin IRL
Sat 25th Jun – Sailors Bar – Clare Island IRL
Sun 26th Jun – Sea Sessions Music & Surf Festival – Bundoran IRL
Thurs 30th Jun – Mike the Pies – Listowel IRL
Fri 1st Jul – Coughlan’s – Cork IRL
Sat 2nd Jul – Levis – Ballydehob IRL
Fri 8th Jul – The Cave, Junction Festival – Clonmel IRL
Sat 9th Jul – Pine Lodge – Myrtleville IRL
Tues 12th Jul – Bom Banes – Brighton UK
Wed 13th Jul – The Islington – London UK
Sat 16th Jul – The Railway Hotel – Southend-on-Sea UK
Fri 22nd Jul – The Hot Spot – Greystones IRL
Sat 23rd Jul – The Workmans Club – Dublin IRL
Sun 24th Jul – Knockanstockan Festival – Blessington IRL
Thurs 28th Jul – Kasbah Social Club – Limerick IRL
Sun 31st Jul – Indiependence Music & Arts Festival – Mitchelstown IRL