Irish art-pop act Æ MAK creates an other-worldly landscape with the release of new single ‘We Have It Right Here’.
Aoife McCann brings her creative visions to life with the eerie, ritualistic rhythms of the dancing troupe enrapturing as the track slowly builds into a swathe of chaotic electronic beats. Laced with McCann’s unique vocal stylings and Daniel McIntyre’s (lullahush) hazy, synthesised production, ‘We Have It Right Here‘ is “about appreciating the simple things, what you have in front of you making you happy”.
“All the anxieties and worries you have over what you think you should be, what you think the world thinks you should be disintegrating because you’re there with the person you love and there are hours left until dawn breaks before those feelings come to life again.”
“I’d been watching a lot of documentaries about cults” Aoife explains. “Welcome to Æ MAK presents ‘We Have It Right Here: A Love Cult’.“
Forming Æ MAK in 2016, McCann has since received a host of UK and international tastemaker support from Earmilk, Nialler9, The Line of Best Fit, BBC 6 Music and Radio X. Her engrossing live performances have resulted in numerous sold-out headline shows, coveted festival slots at The Great Escape, Eurosonic and Latitude, and even caught the attention of Django Django, Warpaint and tune-yards who invited the band on their respective tours.
With each release, Æ MAK continues to blur the boundaries of modern pop music, and having become the first act chosen for Festival Republic’s ‘ReBalance’ programme, the artist has created a soundtrack that transports her dreams into reality.