October 11, 2017  /  WyvernLingo

Location: County Wicklow, Ireland

FFO: Ailbhe Reddy, Aine Cahill

Label: Rubyworks Records

 

Hearing a new Wyvern Lingo record is like a ridiculously fun game of Russian roulette: you never know what is gonna shoot via your earphones into your brain. On 2014’s ‘The Widow Knows’ EP the Irish three-piece mixed Celtic folk harmonies with touches of post-rock experimentation, then on 2016’s ‘Letter to Willow’ they became electric while remaining just as eclectic. With ‘Out of my Hands’ they show their most candid, politicized song to date. Centered on apathy, the track is far from apathetic; with a focus and firm determination to juggle as many genres as possible. It begins by mixing the gothic with the gospel; with gradually growing vocal harmonies over a pulsing bass. The vocals are soaring, the guitars subtle and by the time of the chorus, a mighty mix of folk and electronica falls into place. Background vocals are added to the mix and a building bridge and a crescendo of a chorus seal the deal.