Forget everything you know about Irish folk. When tradition clashes with punk requirements, you’ll be drinking your pint with your little finger lifted and a tear in your eye.

Lankum is Irish melancholy on the edge of folklore but without the excessive make-up. Lankum is tradition gambolling under the devil’s skirt. Lankum is shamanic, hypnotic and anarchic. Lankum is a punk soul in a folksy outfit. Lankum is like nothing you’ve heard before from the land of the shamrock. Signed up by the prestigious record label Rough Trade (no less) and led by the Lynch brothers, the band combines tearful bagpipes with joyfully tottering vocal harmonies and uncouth guitars. Let yourself be taken by this endearing and deeply unique Celtic gust!