Slow Moving Clouds
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 14s who are not accompanied by an adult.
Slow Moving Clouds are a contemporary acoustic band based in Dublin combining roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences to create a sound unlike anything you've heard before.
On their new debut album Starfall, coming out before the tour on Justin Vernon's new label People, Slow Moving Clouds blend traditional and contemporary melodies, evocative Nordic vocals, and layered string soundscapes of cello, violin and nyckelharpa.
The lush and darkly atmospheric results have drawn comparisons to Icelandic minimalist pop legends Sigur Ros and Irish traditional supergroup The Gloaming.
'Rich, intriguing and accomplished' (The Irish Times)
'synthesizing disparate source material into something ambitious and new' (The Irish Echo).
Slow Moving Clouds are:
Aki (nyckelharpa, vocals), a Dublin-based Finnish musician and artist who works in media ranging from film to visual art to music production and performance.
Danny Diamond (fiddle, Strohviol) an Irish fiddle player who combines deep roots in the Irish tradition with an open mind for other influences.
Kevin Murphy (cello, vocals) a pioneering Irish cellist and multi-instrumentalist with a background in experimental acoustic music.