- 18 Dec 17
Playing together for the past four years, Ballina quartet Billow Wood originally formed as Flat Out, with the catalyst being a trip to Klagenfurt, Austria for St. Patrick’s Day in 2013.
“It was just for a one-off gig,” explains Billow Wood accordionist Brid O’Donnell. “But we really liked the sound that we created, so we thought, ‘Will we just give this a go?’ Obviously our sound developed an awful lot over the four years. Originally, we would have sung a modern song and done a trad twist on it. Whereas now, we’re writing our own music and developing our sound an awful lot more.”
Billow Wood mix modern folk influences (Vance Joy, The Head And The Heart) with pop melodies echoing Florence And The Machine, with each member contributing on vocals.