Having traversed not one, but two excellent SXSW specials, Other Voices returns to our shores for a showcase from Electric Picnic. Great news, indeed, but a double-edged sword in that this episode is the final in a series that has seen some illuminating performances from bands and artists making waves at home and afar.
The final episode of this series showcases highlights from Other Voices’ time in Stradbally, featuring truly memorable performances. Heathers took to the stage to play new songs alongside festival favourites Le Galaxie. American psych-pop quintet Dr. Dog delivered a belting set, while baritone crooner Karl Blau brought his intimate Americana to the Other Voices stage. New names in Irish hip-hop via Word Up Collective conquered the crowd, while Holly Macve and My Sweet Beloved performed sets which were dark and dreamy in equal measure.
Here’s a sneak peak of Heathers and Le Galaxie, but do tune in to RTE 2 on Thursday evening at 11.25pm, for the final hurrah.
Photo by Tara Thomas