This month in our culture blog we take a deeper look into the music of Irish band Emmet Scanlan and What The Good Thought
Emmet Scanlan & WTGT provided the wonderfully, yet delicately, crafted soundtrack for the Irish Short film “Without Words” that won best film at the The Bablegum Film Festival, judged by the highly esteemed director Spike Lee. The film currently has over 378,000 views on YouTube alone. And Over the past few months the band have been busy touring with the legendary Saw Doctors in Ireland (in renowned venues such as The Olympia) and throughout America.
They also played at the Electric Picnic – (after being invited by Damien Rice to play at the big tree) and are building their reputation on the national festival circuit and gaining a strong national fan base.
Hotpress describe their music as ‘really special and well polished’, they even did a half page on Emmet Scanlan & WTGT’s new video for his latest single UNDER THE WEATHER which can be seen on YOU TUBE is already receiving thousands of hits.
Having sold over 3,000 copies of their first EP (from the back of their van!), the long awaited release of Emmet Scanlan & WTGT’s debut album ‘Hands’ is right on time to contend with contemporaries of today’s vibrant music scene. The band is a 4 piece, Irish based outfit, with members from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Sweden. Not only are they talented musicians but beautiful ones too! The band captures various styles and blends of music with their diverse instrumentation of cello, percussion, classical guitar, bass and vocals
D E B U T A L B UM “HA N D S ” O U T N OW! ! !
“This cool-as-folk debut from Emmet Scanlan & WTGT is a tight, impressive fully-formed affair. And the truly excellent What The Good Thought are to Scanlan what Lisa Hannigan was to Damien Rice”
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