From the depths of lockdown with a glimmer of brighter days to come, there seems to be some positivity brewing in the sunny South East. A crew of people has come together to collaborate on an audio visual project based on time spent in the West of Ireland, pondering for brighter days ahead when ‘Restrictions’ are lifted.
Ross Moore, Billy Kavanagh & Patrick Fleming came together to create ‘Restrictions’. The track is filled with lo-fi floaty chords, analog basslines and a distinct vocal sampled from established poet Siobhan Campbell called ‘When all this is over’. The lo-fi low BPM feel to this track is beautifully curated around a single chord with well layered drums. The track leads to a breakdown with sampling from Siobhan’s poem that builds to a fantastic slightly euphoric peak in the track, creating a sense of nostalgia for the listener.
The footage of the video was filmed on Ross’ GoPro while surfing and diving in Clare, along with the rest of the footage shot by Patrick Fleming. Patrick arranged all the footage into the finished video perfectly depicting the music in a visual format.
Ross & Billy have been residents in the Subversive collective over the last couple of years and have been regulars on line ups for gigs & livestreams. While they are, the more recent residents of the collective, the Wexford lads are really putting their stamp on the collective and building a name for themselves around the South East. Ross just recently featured on the Enigma mix series, and Billy is just finishing up his 2nd year in BIFE.
The track will be released as part of the ‘Restrictions’ EP, which is coming out this summer on Subversive’s homegrown free download label, RiotTrax. Check out the video and the track below, and keep an eye on the guys this summer who have many more releases brewing.