by / October 6th, 2009 /

DEAF09: Spilly Walker, Hunter-Gatherer – Filmbase, Dublin

Spilly Walker
First emerging in 2007 on the Donal Dineen curated Foggy Notions compilation ‘š’Small Hours Summer Mornings’, Spilly Walker’šs -Let the Freak Come Out at Night’ married pop-craft with electro’s intensity, and was followed by a memorable performance in the Foggy Notions tent at Electric Picnic, where they mashed up synths, old skool house-style motifs and emotive choruses into a forty minute rush of disco soul. The debut album is near completion, and should see a release in late October ‘šÃ„ò09. Expect disco, soul, electro and lush beats underpinning Spilly’s distinctive vocal stylings.

Hunter-Gatherer specialises in conjuring melancholy from his laptop, pitched somewhere between -Kid A/Amnesiac’ Radiohead, and Plaid.