Wookalily has officially dropped their eclectic and authentic single titled ‘Escort Me’ from their freshly released album ‘Eᐯǝr⅄tᕼing is Иoяmal Except the Little Things Inside My Head’. The song is unique, in my mind, because it is an alt-folk track that has a set of massive hooks and beautiful harmonies and hears like a pop song in that it sticks with you, in your head, after that initial listen. This makes ‘Escort Me’ an authentic piece of future #indie history because the song is like that new friend you can’t get enough of that is wonderfully crafted by a brilliant set of talented artists.
With awe-inspiring four-part harmonies, low bowed double bass, flutes, trumpet, banjo and more, Wookalily create a masterful and sweeping sonic tapestry that will leave audiences rapt with wonder, and wanting more Their debut album, ‘All The Waiting While’, and the subsequent gloriously uproarious gigs tantalized and secured lifelong fans in Ireland, the UK and beyond.
Recorded on traditional analogue equipment by the award-winning producer Julie McLarnon (The Vaselines, Jeffrey Lewis, Lankum, King Creosote) Wookalily’s second album, ‘Everything is NormaL Except the Little Things Inside My Head’, explores the gentle nuances of cathartic melancholy whilst retaining that essential and unforgettable Wookalily sound, five women, ten instruments. This is ambitious folk music. Daring to dissolve musical and generic boundaries. Irreverently intertwining the disciplines of blues-rock, punk and more to create a unique and singular musical menagerie that must be witnessed to be truly experienced. Audiences will be left spinning with transcendent melodies and floating on ethereal vocals. It is a music that transports you to an ‘other’ place, somewhere between forever and the fleeting immediacy of now.
Wookalily has performed in session for the BBC (including a BBC4 documentary featuring Midge Ure and Rhod Gilbert), UTV, RTE, and Sky. Notable live performances include support for Martha Wainwright at Soma, The Limelight Belfast, Spice of Life Soho, Nell’s Jazz and Blues Kensington and IBMA Songwriter’s Showcase in Nashville and more recently this year at Electric Picnic County Laois and The Red Rooster Festival Suffolk.
Wookalily has penned some great songs for this album. Pre-production has been really enjoyable and I’m excited to be on board. It’s going to be an organic classic, imagine The Roches joining the Incredible String Band, well that’s the road we’re on…
– Julie McLarnon, Analogue Catalogue Recording Studios
Wookalily’s second album promises to be a glorious and perhaps unexpected development from the first one – a work of the same spirit but now with added depth. Where the songs of the first album were upbeat and quirky, those of the second are mesmerizing, dreamlike and reflective. It’s the fire at midnight and mug of cocoa to the madcap day in the country that went before. It’ll be fantastic!
– Colin Harper, Music Author with Bloomsbury, 2000 and Jawbone, 2014