Emerging from Cork’s small but close-knit metal scene in recent years, post-rock trio Ealadha have been winning hearts and minds around the country through regular gigging and a diverse, expansive sound.
2016 saw the band release debut EP ‘Limit of our Sight’ to praise from specialist press and fans alike. It was a statement record for the trio, expanding on their live show and presenting what Irish alternative blog overblown.co.uk have referred to as “an unusual and engrossing brand of music that thrilled, comforted, and surprised”, referring to it as “truly one of the releases of the year”.
It makes sense, then, that Overblown should do the honours on Ealadha’s first new material in over a year. Entitled ‘Bathe’, the song sees the band continue to vastly expand its sound, and its musical frame of reference.
Recorded and mixed by Shaun Cadogan (Last Light Recordings) at Sun Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin, the song was mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) and to quote Overblown’s Jamie Coughlan “the track is simply more”, pointing to a finer-honed sense of songwriting and performance dynamic that has opened the band’s sound up hugely, and sets the tone for their next EP, ‘Versions Of You’.
‘Bathe’ is available to download and stream now, from the band’s online store and Spotify.