YOUNG Limrockers Powpig have nailed a slot at Other Voices. As winners of 2FM’s Open Call the girls will play the IMRO Other Room from 2pm this Saturday December 1 at the Dingle based festival which will be filmed and featured on RTE 2 in early 2019.
From over 1,000 entries, a shortlist of five finalists was selected and put to the public vote with PowPig emerging as the winners.
The quartet, still in their teens, formed through Music Generation Limerick and have won over fans with two EPs and a show at Body & Soul Festival.
The band got the news on Tuesday and told Limerick Post that it all came as a surprise.
“We were shocked when it was announced that we had gotten it. It was so crazy! We are very thankful to the people that voted for us and are genuinely grateful for all the support we have received.”
PowPig will go on to perform at the IMRO Other Room along with Kitt Philippa, Columbia Mills, I Have A Tribe, Mango X MathMan and Kojaque.
The quartet of Anna Marie Rooney, Andrea Mocanu, Laura Drennan and Leah O’Donnell will take a break from live music in 2019 to complete secondary school exams but will feature on Other Voices when it broadcasts in the Spring.
“Everyone is thrilled to be going and we can’t wait!.
“Other Voices has had so many amazing bands and artists playing that we love, so that’s a really cool thing for us!”
Limerick / Clare trio whenyoung are already confirmed for Other Voices. The London based indie band have bagged a much coveted slot at St. James’ Church in Dingle which will be filmed and broadcast by the seminal music TV show in early 2019 and streamed worldwide.
whenyoung played a terrific hometown show to a full house in Dolan’s recently celebrating a busy 12 months that has seen their profile rise, with an EP released on Virgin EMI, a support tour with The Vaccines and loads of airplay for their single ‘Given Up’ and a fine cover of ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries.
The band, Aoife Power (vocals/ bass), Niall Burns (guitar), Andrew Flood (drums) took to the studio recording a debut album which will feature some of the latest singles but will also delve into the broader wealth of new sounds that the band are working on right now.
Also confirmed to perform on Other Voices are British R&B soul-singer and writer Mahalia, Arizona-born Americana performer Courtney Marie Andrews, singer songwriter David Keenan, and Super Furry frontman Gruff Rhys. The weekend of recordings will feature new UK artist Jade Bird, Sierra Leonean/ Irish rising soul star Loah and the South African singer and LGBTQ trailblazer Nakhane.
Other Voices happens in Dingle from this Friday November 30 to Sunday December 2.