Percolator

Percolator

Percolator,​ ​formed​ ​in​ ​2009,​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​Ian​ ​Chestnutt,​ ​John​ ​‘Spud’​ ​Murphy,​ ​and​ ​Eleanor​ ​Myler.​ ​Drawing​ ​influence from​ ​krautrock,​ ​shoegaze,​ ​post​ ​punk,​ ​and​ ​progressive​ ​and​ ​experimental​ ​rock,​ ​the​ ​band​ ​have​ ​been​ ​compared​ ​to Swans​ ​with​ ​a​ ​leaning​ ​towards​ ​Neu!’s​ ​krautrock​ ​driven​ ​rhythms. Having​ ​produced​ ​a​ ​string​ ​of​ ​Singles​ ​and​ ​EPs,​ ​the​ ​band​ ​released​ ​their​ ​debut​ ​albium​ ​‘Sestra’​ ​in​ ​April​ ​2017​ ​to​ ​critical acclaim​ ​on​ ​Penske​ ​Recordings​ ​(The​ ​Altered​ ​Hours,​ ​The​ ​Jimmy​ ​Cake)​ ​and​ ​Permafrost​ ​(France).​ ​The​ ​Thin​ ​Air described​ ​it​ ​as​ ​‘the​ ​album​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year​ ​so​ ​far,​ ​and​ ​one​ ​that​ ​fully​ ​confirms​ ​Percolator​ ​as​ ​the​ ​most​ ​exciting​ ​Irish​ ​band since​ ​Girl​ ​Band”.​ ​After​ ​a​ ​successful​ ​Irish​ ​tour​ ​and​ ​headlining​ ​slot​ ​at​ ​Body​ ​&​ ​Soul’s​ ​Bulmer’s​ ​Lounge,​ ​​ ​the​ ​trio embarked​ ​on​ ​a​ ​French​ ​tour​ ​in​ ​June/July.

The​ ​band​ ​are​ ​due​ ​to​ ​start​ ​recording​ ​sessions​ ​for​ ​their​ ​second​ ​album​ ​in​ ​November​ ​and​ ​are​ ​currently​ ​organising​ ​UK and EU tours for Spring 2018. ​​​​​​-​ ​Overblown

“Sestra​ ​is​ ​a​ ​gripping,​ ​intriguing,​ ​tripping,​ ​original​ ​and​ ​paradoxical,​ ​experimental​ ​album.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​extremely​ ​demanding​ and confusing,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​is​ ​nevertheless​ ​a​ ​virtuoso​ ​in​ ​the​ ​art​ ​of​ ​capturing​ ​catchy,​ ​captivating,​ ​bewitching​ ​melodies.​ ​What blows​ ​here​ ​is​ ​the​ ​perfume​ ​of​ ​total​ ​freedom,​ ​as​ ​a​ ​metaphor​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world​ ​that​ ​is​ ​our​ ​today,​ ​as​ ​magnificently​ ​sublime​ ​as it​ ​may​ ​be​ ​horribly​ ​devastated.​ ​Sestra​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​those​ ​albums​ ​for​ ​public​ ​warned,​ ​for​ ​those​ ​who​ ​believed​ ​that​ ​everything had​ ​been​ ​said.​ ​This​ ​was​ ​clearly​ ​not​ ​the​ ​case“ -Burn-your-life