Lankum’s latest album, ‘False Lankum’ was a surprise when it landed. An unknown band to me, the album’s dark take on Irish traditional music is one of my favourite of the year.

I had actually seen one of Lankum before. In 2017, Radie Pete had played a spellbinding set at Daylight Music.

Traditional music is full of dark topics. Often without the darkness reflected in the music. Lankum added layers of dense dark sonics that entranced everyone in the Roundhouse.

Tonight the whole band were spellbinding.