What is a triptych? Tricky’s small fella, a clumsy child? Nope its a work of art that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open. Triptych:2 also happens to be the the second installment in a trio of EPs released by Irish 5 piece The Hard Ground ahead of the their second album which is due out next year. .
The good news is it’s a stonker. New single ‘Deep in Green’ is a slow burner that has a deep resonating sound that slowly draws you in all wrapped in a sumptious vocal by Marlene Enright. It’s a seemingly uncomplicated yet assured effort that showcases an act comfortable in their own skin. The track breezes along and reels in the listener. Its a track that highlights the bands strength in meshing understated vocals with a slow thumping percussion and a kick of scratchy guitar. Very pleasant stuff indeed.
Good things come in threes apparently and on the evidence of this I cant wait for Triptych:3. The Hard Ground will be playing a series of Irish gigs to coincide with the EP’s release.
30th September 2014
Sky and the Ground, Wexford
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival
The Grand Social, Dublin – Double Headliner with Marc O’Reilly
Coughlan’s Live Promotions presents The Hard Ground & Marc O’Reilly in The Oliver Plunkett, Cork
Monroes Festival, Galway
16th October 2014
Imagine Festival, Waterford
Hugh Lynch’s, Tullamore