by / January 12th, 2011 /

2011: Top Story: Faces of 2011 – Sacred Animals

Sacred Animals appeared out of left field in 2010 with their Welcome Home EP, which promptly received State’s seal of approval. The CD came housed in a homemade cover that was thoughtfully designed and carefully assembled – quite apt, as their music is constructed in a similar fashion. The Gorey-based band excels at composing languid, ambient folktronic soundscapes, overlayed with perceptive lyrics; a sound that is influenced as much by the landscapes that surround them as the records they listen to. They’re modest about their efforts, with singer Darragh Nolan saying he’s β€œ…not so sure we have things figured out at all.” When you listen to Sacred Animals, though, you quickly realise that the opposite is true.