- 04 Aug 18
Afternoon creeps into evening here at Curraghmore House and still the sun burns as bright, with all available patches of shade taken up by those seeking solace from the solar assault. At the Main Stage, many conserve their energy by resting on the ground before Jape
Speaking in this week’s Hot Press, Richie Egan of Jape promised that the band’s set at All Together Now - their first live outing in almost two years - would strike a fine balance between old hits and the new, more experimental material he’s been writing in his studio in Sweden.
That new material dominates the opening half of the set. Foreshadowed by single ‘Yeh’, released last week, it’s a thick soup of expansive, lush analogue synth goodness, and mostly instrumental apart from wordless vocals. It’s ambitious in scope but perhaps a little meandering to keep the crowd’s attention in such heat.