Pilgrim St - The EP EP Review

Navan based 7 piece Pilgrim St are back with their new EP ingeniously titled "The EP". The EP was recorded in Experimental Audio in Crumlin, Dublin. It was produced by Oisin Leech of Lost Brothers fame. The 4 track EP includes the recently released single "My Little Blackbird" and the new single "Givin It Up This Time".

The EP kicks off with the excellent "My Little Blackbird". When I reviewed this as a single, I said it was tremendous. Nothing has changed. It's still bloody tremendous. The onslaught of strings creates a thing of sheer beauty.
"Givin It Up This Time" is less energetic than "My Little Blackbird" and has a more funereal vibe that creates an eerie atmosphere. It's truly breathtaking.
"Emerald" is an incredible tale of battles lost and won. The track has everything from overlords to bloodcurdling battle cry's. The story will suck you in immediately. The song could easily have been on the soundtrack for Ben Wheatley's "A Field In England". It weirdly has the unique ability to be both chilling and lively in equal measures. 
The EP comes to an end with "Hurt People Hurt People". For a band that has been compared to Bruce Springsteen circa Seeger Sessions, this is when that is most evident. It's definitely Seegerific.

"The EP"is a marvellous release with 4 tracks from the upper echelon. With the sound they can create on record, I can only imagine how awesome they are live.

You can catch Pilgrim St on the following dates: 
October 20th -Gorteen, Sligo
October 27th - Balor Arts Centre, Balybofey, Donegal
November 23rd - Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone
November 24th - Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
December 15th - The Stables, Tara na Rí, Meath
January 5th - The Ramor, Virginia, Cavan


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