Overhead, the Albatross have released a new track to mark their appearance at this week’s Whelan’s Ones to Watch. ‘Telekinetic Forest Guard’ was recorded at RTÉ for Dan Hegarty’s 2FM show last summer and can be downloaded for free from the band’s Bandcamp page.
Over eight minutes, the song’s chiming, slow build gives way to miliaristic drums, swooning harmony and a gentle, almost angelic resolution. There’s also a bit of violin thrown in for good measure. Featured as one of our Faces of 2014, the band will release their debut album this year.