Lankum is an Irish quartet comprising Ian Lynch, Daragh Lynch, Radie Peat and Cormac MacDiarmada.


The band have consolidated their reputation as one of Ireland’s most important voices following the release of their 4th, Mercury-nominated, album False Lankum (Rough Trade, 2023), which has garnered critical acclaim across the board and brought their music to legions of devoted new fans.

“Wrangling Irish folk into new territory, the group’s stunning harmonies lead us through delicate beauty and nightmarish cacophony” - The Guardian, #1 Album Of The Year

False Lankum is conceived as a single piece of music, comprising 12 inter-connected songs unfolding across an epic 70 minute duration. Drawing on traditional songs and primitive techniques, the band have created an immersive, psychedelic listening experience incorporating experimental overtones and rumbling drones wedded with classic songwriting, close vocal harmonies and timeless narratives.

“By some measure their most ambitious in terms of instrumentation arrangements and the sheer creation of atmosphere” - Uncut, #1 Album Of The Year

“A record that captures the sublimity and scale of an entire ocean” - The Quietus, #1 Album of The Year

“Incredible” - Loud & Quiet, #1 Album Of The Year

Performing a run of sold out, scaled up shows in support of the new record, the Lankum live show has evolved into a modern day powerhouse, with the band’s acoustic instrumentation (uilleaan pipes, fiddle, accordion, guitar, tin whistle and percussion) and close-harmony vocals transforming into a vast, kaleidoscopic wall of sound.

“More like an exorcism than a gig… a magnificent assault on the senses and a set rich in hypnotic tales of woe” - The Observer

“They take songs that trace back to lost worlds and make them sound instead like a future built on the ruins of today” - Pitchfork

“This may be modern folk music’s own OK Computer” - MOJO, #3 Album of The Year

“It’s a stunner… apocalyptic, a brooding slow-burn that builds to a state of intense droning terror… it’s among the more haunting works of art I’ve experienced lately” - Stereogum


Mark Slater


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