“If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly …. sparkles with vigour” Nialler9
The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. Already known in their native Ireland, and having supported a formidable roll call of artists such This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty, Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, and Cass McCombs, they are ready to make their UK debut with a tour in May / June 2018.
The duo draws on influences that are both familiar and exotic to the ear, theirs is a sound that artfully combines the bygone and the new. Songs that on the face of it will seem instantly familiar, but that supplant the traditional with fresh melodic and conceptual ideas.
While heavily rooted in tradition, their upbringing and the rich history of Ireland, The Silken Same are not stuck in the past, preferring to view the past through the prism of the present and in the context of the world they live in, and the people they know.
“There is wisdom in the past and we won’t ignore that. The key is to make it relevant – to have people rethink their world a little.”
Born into singing, Mossy and Colm are as adept at rising above the din that accompanies a Dublin session, as they are singing a song that requires the subtle touch.
“We want to engage with our audience. Every gig should be a unique experience. It should be personal. After a performance, the audience should feel like we’re just had a chat in their living room. Like we’ve formed a bond”
Mossy has toured globally with singer Lisa O’Neill as part of her band.