Winging Their Way To Victory
One seriously busy band that we're delighted to welcome to this year's festival has to be A Winged Victory For The Sullen, playing Set Theatre on the second Saturday of this year's festival.
Adam Wiltzie (ex Sparklehorse) and pianist Dustin O'Halloran succeed greatly in combining the classical with the ambient, in a style akin to that of Rachels (from whom we have Rachel Grimes also at this year's festival). This is atmospheric, ambient, soulful, inspirational and uplifting, all at the same time. Compositions like Requiem For The Static King and Minuet For A Cheap Piano are quite cinematic in their nature and should do well to keep classical music fans and ambient lovers alike most pleased.
In listening to the band's self-titled 2011 release, you can't help but find yourself closing your eyes and letting the soundcape become a soundtrack to the images playing in your head, the walks through the big cities, the slow-motion end-of-movie moments in your favourite film. Can you tell we're looking forward to seeing them live?
Around this time last year they were picked as the Guardian's New Band of The Day, the paper saluting the band in saying "you won't feel sullen after you hear this, you'll feel victorious. Although we can't guarantee wings".
Take a look and a listen below, then grab tickets here while you can for the 18th of August, pop into our box office on John Street for more details or give us a call on 056 7752175 to get booking!