OH how we swooned for the 2006 album by Texan indie rockers Midlake, The Trials of Van Occupanther, which combined elements of soft rock with gentle, quirky psychedelia.
The Bella Union label stalwarts are gearing up to release new album Antiphon in November, and before they do, come to Ireland for a short tour that includes a much anticipated gig in Dolan’s Warehouse this Wednesday.
The album marks a new phase in the band’s career, with a a re-jigged line-up and a newly honed sound as rich and symphonic as it is dynamic and kaleidoscopic - or at least so they tell us.
A gig of this stature in Limerick, regardless of the mid-week scheduling, should be music to every fan’s ears.
Midlake’s Eric Pulido is promising “less folk and more rock, less nostalgic and more progressive” musings on the new record, but you can be sure they will play classics from Van Occupanther and 2010’s The Courage of Others this Wednesday.
Don’t miss this, you’ve been warned!
Midlake play Dolan’s Warehouse this Wednesday night, doors at 8pm. A few tickets remain on sale, priced at €25.