To say Ireland has an unusually rich track record in the realms of math-rock, post-rock and instrumental music would be something of an understatement. This is something Melbourne music website Fecking Bahamas (assumingly named after the latter-day Don Caballero song ‘Palms Trees In the Fecking Bahamas’) have copped onto, manifesting in V. Ireland, a new, 21 track compilation featuring tracks from the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, The Redneck Manifesto and Abebisi Shank to lesser-known but no less sorcerous sonic conquistadors in We Are Knives, Val Normal and Psychojet.
Their fifth-region specific compilation and their first release of 2017, the guys at Fecking Bahamas said “Ireland is the home of many classic math rock and instrumental bands, which have helped champion the revitalization of the UK scene: ASIWYFA, Enemies, Adebisi Shank, Alarmist, and The Redneck Manifesto. Each of these bands feature in our sampler. In addition, we have the up-and-comers, the underdogs, and the sadly defunct bands.”
Sound up your street? Stream or download it for free below and re-visit our well-travelled Brief History of Post-Rock.