- 18 Apr 19
It’s been a big month for His Father’s Voice, a post-punk and shoegaze outfit from Limerick.
Since releasing their debut EP, Context And Perspective, after a nearly five-year period of artistic development and small local shows, the four-piece that make up His Father's Voice have garnered acclaim among both critics and fans.
Though a three-song project might seem sparse at first glance, the length at which each song explores its ideas – each track clocks in around six minutes – makes for an engaging listen. The band also boast a distinct pop sensibility: catchiness is prioritised above stereotypical post-punk moodiness.
Ash, the group’s lead singer, says that was intentional. “The music on the EP is all stuff we really enjoy dancing to,” she notes. “It’s the type of music we listen to when we want to just enjoy ourselves on a night out.”
This is dark post-punk music-to-dance-to – a juxtaposition His Father’s Voice pull off brilliantly. Coming off a major gig with Cherry Glazerr at Whelan’s, the band plan further shows in Dublin and Belfast.
As well as songs from the EP, they’ll be performing new tunes – due for release before year-end – that ‘go in a slightly darker direction’.
“We’re really excited and buzzing off the EP,” concludes Ash. “We want to continue that – and we have the drive to do it.”
Context And Perspective is out now.