RAGLANS+ LUKE WYLDE AND THE JAPES
Indomitable Irish indie-folk four-piece Raglans have undergone a meteoric rise in popularity since the release of their debut album ‘RAGLANS’ with sell out shows across the continent and touring as support for Haim, The Strypes and The Fray.
Following a string of summer festival slots, including British Summertime in Hyde Park supporting The Libertines, Dublin’s Raglans return to the road for their second UK headline tour in March 2015. The dates coincide with the UK release off their new single ‘Natives’ recently heard in the motion picture ‘Gold’.
Raglans released their self titled album to critical acclaim and it debuted at no.5 in the Irish Album Charts and as an LP, encompasses the grouped vocals of The Lumineers, the multi-instrumentalist efforts of Of Monsters And Men, whilst highlighting the substantial post-punk camaraderie circa The Libertines.
‘Mastering that fine line between pop and indie, Irish quartet Raglans have it nailed’ – Gigwise
‘Fist pumping choruses, sweat drenched guitar solos and anthemic moments that beg for a singalong’ – MTV USA
Watch the video for ‘Digging Holes’ below:
Plus support from LUKE WYLDE AND THE JAPES
Luke Wylde and the Japes are a five-piece indie/folk/pop band from Wolverhampton. The band have been featured on BBC Introducing where they have gained regular airplay through various BBC Introducing shows, including live sessions.
Acoustic guitar undertones, delicate ukulele highlights, full-bodied bass, energetic percussion and intricate surf-pop-high-life inspired guitar riffs provide the perfect backdrop for the distinctive voices of Luke Wylde and Toni Ansell.
The songs of Luke Wylde have been described as well-crafted, “very pretty” (BBC 6Music), and have a ‘certain something’ in the lyrical content and vocals that sincerely moves the listener. Brought to life by The Japes, the songs travel through various sub-genres; flirting with Californian surf pop riffs, experimenting with gypsy jazz evoking melodies and bouncing with indie pop guitars. Luke Wylde and the Japes create a musical journey, accurate in rifling through all the elements of love; ecstasy, insecurity, heart-break and depression.
Listen to ‘Is This It?’ below: