Disclosure: The sound of Saturday night fever
Lawrence brothers set the Picnic alight
Venue: Main Stage
Date Reviewed: August 31st, 2013
In 2013, pop music is all about the Lawrence brothers. The pair of them with their galaxy of guest vocalists have bossed music with a parade of tunes from debut album “Settle” which have been honed to perfection.
On the biggest stage in Stradbally, in front of the biggest crowd gathered all weekend, these two kids playing house music set the Picnic alight by simpy doing what no-one else saw fit to do. They take house music’s four-to-the-floor foundations and nonchalantly turn the structures upsidedown and insideout with panache and poise to create something which looks familiar, but sounds wholly unique and fresh.
Sure, there are caveats to the show. You wish guest vocalists like AlunaGeorge and Sinead Harnett were onstage rather than pre-recorded, while the bass doodling and drum pad-patting seems superfluous. But the music, fused with shards of disco, techno, electro and r’n’b, works like nothing else around. Be it “White Noise”, “Stimulation”, “Latch” or “You & Me”, the only thing to do is lose yourself to the euphoria.