Electric Picnic kicks off gently with Little Hours on Main Stage
EP2017: Donegal duo offer vocal lilts ripped right out of Damien Rice’s O
Little Hours opened the Main Stage at Electric Picnic 2017 in Stradbally on Friday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times
Little Hours ★★★★
At 5pm on Friday it’s the soft opening of Electric Picnic’s main stage, and no better opener than Little Hours. With vocal lilts ripped right out of Damien Rice’s O, vocalist Ryan McCloskey eases people into the main arena, away from the tents and the chaos of Casa Bacardi.
The Donegal band have had a busy year with the release of their debut album and a main stage slot is just another notch in the belt of their in their success story.
It’s a gentle rattle into the start of the weekend, as people are sitting down, cross-legged and wetting their lips with their first pint of the day.
I think you’ll find the word for this is lovely. 100 per cent harmless but we can’t go into it balls swinging, can we?
In three words: Gentle Donegal charm
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