- 02 Jun 18
Hot Press is live at Forbidden Fruit today as the three-day Bank Holiday weekend festival kicks off at a sun-drenched Royal Hospital Kilmainham grounds.
Early trickles of crowds at Forbidden Fruit found themselves between two impressive - and equally immersive - homegrown Irish talents.
SYLK's brand of dark energy electronica on the Bulmer's Live Stage - the only Irish-only stage - feels an anomaly in the sunny grounds of the picturesque Royal Hospital, yet they confirmed their booking with eerie aplomb.
Their self-produced, icy, bass-heavy productions - an engrossing blend of the shadowy ambience of Burial and the fiery vocals of Kelela. Their shows clouded by the fumes of a smoke machine, syncopated drums shook the modestly sized tent.
Vocalist Taylor Doyle screaming on once occasion, "I think I fucking lost it".
In an interview with Hot Press, the duo self-labeled their sound: "Controversy. Distortion. Manipulation”
The first act to play the Original Stage were now festival veterans, Trinity Orchestra. Ranging from summery reinterpretations of house classic, 'Gypsy Woman' by Crystal Waters, to Britney Spears's 'Toxic' - their creative impulses show no bounds.
The shows continue for the day and well provide updates on proceedings as they come.