Shookrah headlines at The Record Room

Shookrah five-piece on Saturday 5. Photo: Bríd O'Donovan

GREAT news from DJ Peter Curtin that is central to this weekend’s Make A Move Festival (MAMF). Top band Shookrah give us a seriously hot gig, late and great this Saturday night at The Record Room in The  Commercial, Catherine Street.

Make A Move in association with Prima Volta present Shookrah with support from April.

“Shookrah is a 5-piece outfit from Cork, serving fresh helpings of synth-grooves, interruptive hooks and dystopian romance-themed songs,” reports Peter. Along with Prima  Volta selector Bill Baramus, the RTÉ 2XM jockey will spin hip-hop beats and rhymes for dancing through the night.

“Their sound sits somewhere between neo-soul and the emerging schools of R&B/ Soul that define themselves as ‘Future Soul’. Influences include the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Solange, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak and The Internet.

“Advancing from accolade to accolade (awarded ‘Best Irish Band of 2017 and ‘50 People to watch in 2018’ by The Irish Times), Shookrah are positioning themselves as important pioneers in the urban music scene with their debut album set for release this summer 2019.”

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The Cork/ Dublin ensemble is made up of Senita Appiakorang (lead vocals), Emmet O’Riabhaigh (drums), Daniel Coughlan (guitar), Diarmait MacCarthaigh (keyboard) and Brian Dunlea (bass guitar). Check out:

For those not familiar with singer songwriter April, her music takes inspiration from the new generation of self producing artist such as Gus Dapperton, Kojaque and Clairo. The 20 year-old also draws from classic jazz and 90s hip-hop, “influencing her own self produced tracks. 2019 will see drop her debut EP and play festivals throughout Ireland.”

While on this venue, check out Friday 4’s Paddy Dennehy. The singer/ songwriter/ piano man graces the new ‘Take it or Leave it’ Indie night.