Friday, 23 February 2018
New Music: Æ MAK - Glow
My first encounter with Æ MAK was when I selected them as one of my nominations for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition longlist back in 2017. Although they didn’t progress through to the shortlist they seem to have been developing quite nicely anyway; they are the first act chosen for Festival Republic's ReBalance programme this year. The programme was introduced to combat the lack of female acts on festival line-ups (you can read more about it by clicking here), and as a result will be appearing at Latitude Festival in 2018.
This week Æ MAK released a new cut called Glow, their first new tune since the departure of former member Ellie McMahon. It suggests an exciting new chapter for the band. Glow is a bewitching electronic piece that evolves from a shadowy slice of experimental art-pop into a full blown fiery tribal dance tune complete with a strong vocal delivery from Aoife McCann that seems to hint at recognising the good and bad in people as well as yourself and coming to some sort of acceptance of that. It's a fine new season opener, with more music promised as the year progresses.
If you are in Ireland you can catch Æ MAK when they support Django Django in Dublin on the 2nd March.
Æ MAK - Glow