coding, looping, plucking banjos and squeezing accordions, layering
sound upon sound like a demented chef creating a monstrous cake, a
swirling dream of colours and visions of the apocalypse, visions of
death, and love and stories of people trying to carve out their place in
Joshua Burnside was born in Ireland, but cites the music of
Colombia, Eastern Europe and North America as the greatest influences
on his unique sound. Deftly blending folk textures and melodies with
elements of electronica, he has made it difficult for pundits to put him in
a box. Now only a month on from releasing his debut record ‘EPHRATA’,
he has racked up over 2 million plays on Spotify and 200,000 views on
Youtube with the album being heralded a triumph by critics.
Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Cumbian rhythms,
electric guitar loops, devils, lightning and dark matter are just a handful
of the various flavours to expect.