THIS YEAR’S Electric Picnic boasts an impressive and mouth-watering line up of acts such as Roxy Music, The National, and LCD Soundsystem, and now Galway band Lost Chord have joined the list.
Lost Chord have just been included on the Picnic line-up and will play the festival which takes place in Stradbally, Co Laois, from September 3 to 5.
The band is led by vocalist/guitarist Dave Phelan and the line up is completed by Eoin O’Reilly (guitar ), Yoseph Sheridan (drums ), Darren Nestor (bass ), and Aiden Mulderry (synth ).
Lost Chord are indie-rock in the true sense of the term - not so much a genre, but more an approach and attitude to music, and a willingness to explore and accommodate a broad spectrum of styles.
The band can play hard rock (‘Some Other Long Haired Boy’ ), Krautrock (‘Ronald and Nancy’ ), electro-pop (the original version of ‘Cheats’ ), Afrobeat (‘You Do Not Do’ ), melodic indie pop ‘Up North’, and Goth styled pop (‘Records Not Fear’ ).
Lost Chord’s debut EP There Is No Lost Chord showcased the band’s diversity to great effect and their on-going evolution continues. While they have had a hard rock slant until now the newer material they have been working on will be bringing in many electronic elements as well.
The band are also first rate entertainers and know how to put on a show. If you are going to the Picnic this year find out which stage they are playing and cheer them on.