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Shookrah

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SHOOKRAH are a 6-piece outfit from Cork, serving fresh helpings of synth-grooves, interruptive hooks and dystopian romance-themed songs.
Their sound sits somewhere between neo-soul and the emerging schools of R&B/Soul that define themselves as ‘Future Soul’. Influences include the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Solange, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak and The Internet. Advancing from accolade to accolade (awarded 'Best Irish Band of 2017' and '50 People to watch in 2018' by The Irish Times), Shookrah are positioning themselves as important pioneers in the blossoming urban music scene in Ireland with their debut album set for release in early 2019.
The ensemble formed in 2014 and began to establish their reputation as a fat-banger-churning R&B group with the release of their debut single ‘W.O.M.A.N’. The song became a local anthem of womanity and challenging preconceptions around female identity. The pack have released two EPs since then: Implicit Content and 2017’s Clichés, the most recent of which produced acclaimed singles ‘Gerascophobia’ and ‘Our Own Way’, which led to a string of enviable slots supporting the likes of Theo Katzman, Billy Ocean and Rusangano Family, as well as charming festival crowds at Body & Soul, Electric Picnic and Townlands Festival to Dublin Fringe Festival and Other Voices Music Trail.
Shookrah is:
Senita Appiakorang (lead vox)
Imelda Cormican (backing vox)
Emmet O’Riabhaigh (drums)
Brian Dunlea (bass)
Diarmait Mac Cárthaigh (keys)
Daniel Coughlan (guitar)

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