The Hard Ground:::Deep in Green

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

3rd October 2014

Hard Working Class Heroes Festival

 8th October 2014

The Grand Social, Dublin – Double Headliner with Marc O’Reilly

 9th October 2014

Coughlan’s Live Promotions presents The Hard Ground & Marc O’Reilly in The Oliver Plunkett, Cork

 10th October 2014

Monroes Festival, Galway

16th October 2014

Imagine Festival, Waterford

 17th October 2014

Hugh Lynch’s, Tullamore


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