LANKUM ARE A FOUR-PIECE GROUP FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND WITH AN ALCHEMICAL ABILITY TO COMBINE TRADITIONAL FOLK ROOTS WITH CONTEMPORARY UNDERCURRENTS TO FORGE MUSIC THAT IS DARK, MYSTERIOUS AND TRANSCENDENTAL.
Made up of brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch, Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat, Lankum has gained worldwide acclaim for their first two albums and captivating, often euphoric live performances. They have released their new album ‘The Livelong Day’, last October.
Lankum honors the sacredness of traditional Irish tunes, but allow them to metamorphose, to grow and breathe like the heavy, ancient breath of the Uilleann pipes which seethe beneath the tracks of their third studio album ‘The Livelong Day’. https://store.roughtraderecords.com/products/lankum-the-livelong-day
Lankum is the type of band you never knew you were searching for. A group of individuals united by a gang mentality whose close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to the seat and revive the spirit. They show that folk music can be angry, progressive and is still a vital force today.