Arrow in the Sky release the EP Winter's Requiem on February 1st and it proves to me that they are one of Ireland's best bands in the Folk-rock genre.
In 2009 three piece folk band folk band Arrow in the Sky released a wonderful EP called 'Do What Thou Wilt' and included some superb tracks like Half Glass and Verbal Waltz. Fast forward a year and we find out that Arrow in the Sky is now down to a two piece as multi-instrumentalist Shayne Byrne hit the road.
The five track EP Winter's Requiem shows no sign of standards slipping. It kicks off with the catchy 'Promises' [which can be freely downloaded below]. Conor's vocals are unique and pure throughout but especially on 'Bated Breath' where the vocals carry the song with a string and mandolin background. The best track on the EP is the folk pop track 'Ghost Town' with it's sing-a-long chorus.
Arrow in the Sky are two talented lads making great folk music. I urge you all to check out the band live and to download the song 'Promises' below.
Arrow in the Sky - Winter's Requiem [10 out of 12]
Check out the first EP here: