- 20 Apr 22
All proceeds of Tuath's new EP Iarlais will be donated to MASI.
Experimental project Tuath have released remix compilation EP Iarlais, with proceeds benefitting the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI).
Iarlais transforms works of Irish musicians into complete creative reframings. This is the first fully electronic record from Donegal's ever-evolving psychedelic-rock band. Tuath, based in the northwest of Ireland, have become known for their expanding and contracting lineup and heady audio-visual presence.
The remixed artists featured on the record are:
Northern indie-psych quartet Junk Drawer; Limerick anti-establishment rapper Post Punk Podge with Kerry experimentalists Messyng; Donegal indie rock outfit Lunch Machine and shapeshifting experimental pop auteur Myles Manley.
This latest project emerged from the gloom of 2020's lockdown when Tuath frontman Rob Mulhern began live streaming remix sessions as a way to foster community remotely. Over time, the project evolved into a fully fledged creative project, inspired by the cross-pollination of ideas across acts.
The political and existential angst of our times have clearly influenced Mulhern's creative process: "The compilation itself was a form of therapy, not just socially and creatively, but morally," writes frontman Rob Mulhern.
“I was upset with myself after having fallen for Jordan Peterson’s mischaracterisation of free speech. I fell down the Trump rabbit-hole for a while after Bernie was ousted by his own party. I can’t help but think about all the conversations I had locally that may have influenced others and whether or not it contributed to any damage in society. I can’t just sit down and let my own previous behaviour go unchecked when my experience could be put to good use.”
All proceeds will be donated in support of Irish advocacy group MASI - Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland.