Since 2012, Percolator have been carefully honing their craft to become one of Ireland’s most consistently arresting experimental bands, defying expectation at every turn. Masterfully navigating the spaces between subgenres, the trio’s drone-laced, hypnotic motorik rhythms are offset by spontaneous, yet intuitive curveballs, elevated by their Stereolab-recalling vocal harmonies and the miasmic ecstasy of shoegaze.
Far more than the sum of their parts, Percolator functions as a petri dish-like environment for sonic exploration. Drummer Eleanor Myler – one of Ireland’s most idiosyncratic drummers – slaloms between the NEU!-esque groove of bassist & synth player John ‘Spud’ Murphy, and the textural mastery of guitarist Ian Chestnutt. In Murphy & Chestnutt, the trio comprises not just highly respected studio & live engineers, but students of electronics, driving forward the band’s ever-evolving sense of interplay, exploration and discovery.
The band has earned its stature as one of the most malleable, yet razor-sharp live units in Ireland, having extensively toured as far as France, while their 2017 debut album, Sestra, was The Thin Air’s runaway Album of the Year. Percolator’s second LP will be released in 2019, accompanied by extensive touring further afield.
Listen to Brand New Single ‘Freshin’, with 2 new remixes of ‘Squishy Future’ by Ikeaboy & Naïve Ted on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.