- 23 Oct 19
Drawing inspiration from their ancestral homeland in the west of Ireland, Dominic and Fionnuala Kennedy have returned with the latest single from their debut EP. Photography: Jack Taylor Gotch.
Following on from their ambient release ‘Seasick In Salts’ back in April, sibling duo uh have shared their brand new single, ‘Starchild’, via PRAH Recordings.
Grounding their deeply experimental approach with stunning melodies, ‘Starchild’ embraces everything that makes uh’s live show so special - complete with blissed-out grooves and space-dub synths.
Despite growing up in Harlesden, in North West London, Dominic and Fionnuala Kennedy’s sound draws inspiration from their parent’s homeland along the west coast of Ireland. Spending a great deal of time on these shores growing up, the siblings found that the contrasts and parallels between the Irish countryside and the bustling metropolis of London ultimately seeped into their music.
“I can’t help but feel any evocation of the Irish landscape in our music is instinctual,” Fionnuala reveals in a statement. “The west coast of Ireland offered identity, majesty, the subliminal that only a wild landscape can offer. We are Londoners but having the gift of this other space was a real privilege.”
It was also during these visits to Ireland that the siblings discovered some of their earliest musical influences.
“I remember vividly driving down dark country lanes in Ireland, listening to Squarepusher’s Feed Me Weird Things very loudly,” says Dominic. “I felt so alive with the mad juxtaposition of complicated electronic soundscapes and trees lit up in headlights.”
‘Starchild’ features on uh’s debut EP, Seasick in Salts, set to be released on vinyl next month, via PRAH Recordings.
Listen to ‘Starchild’ below: