Time/Date: 8:30PM, December 3rd
Venue: The PAV, Cork
Admission: €14 (+ booking fee). Get your tickets here.
We’re delighted to welcome O Emperor, and special guests, to The Pav for what promises to be a night of great live music from a band renowned for their amazing live performances.
O Emperor emerged with debut long-player “Hither Thither” in 2010, a record of immense depth and far-reaching confidence, it was received with lavish praise from fans and critics alike it was one of ten shortlisted for the prestigious Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year. Since then, O Emperor who have a phenomenal reputation for their performances have shared the stage with the likes of Beck, MGMT, Spoon and Villagers, performed at a range of Festivals including SXSW, Benicassim, Electric Picnic and Longitude. A special arrangement of the song “Sedalia” was commissioned for performance with the RTE Concert Orchestra and received praise from Rolling Stone, NPR World Cafe, Artrocker, BBC 6, Hot Press, The Times and many more.
Their latest EP – ‘Lizard’ – is an entirely self-recorded affair coming about over the space of a week’s jamming at the band’s ‘Big Skin HQ’ in Cork City. The EP signals something of a loosening of belt-buckles and inhibitions. The reckless nature of the approach is audible throughout and the result is something truly bombastic – an unapologetic embrace of all that is garish and gaudy.
“Lizard is yet another affirmation of the brilliance of one of the country’s best bands, and includes some of the band’s most engaging work thus far. If this is a stepping-stone to something more …or a hint of what’s to come …then it’s a very exciting one”
– The Last Mixed Tape. Rating 10/10
“O Emperor are a band who strip things back to the very essence of what they do, and focus on delivering classic songwriting, in the most accomplished manner possible.”
“The quality of the performance is staggering”
“…band’s attention to musical detail is often staggering”
– Sunday Business Post
“any band that can sonically reference both Jackson Browne and Syd Barrett in the space of a few minutes are well worth further investigation.”
“O Emperor again artfully display complete originality, ever-progressing creativity and plan old-fashioned musical brilliance”
– The Irish Times