I Have A Tribe is the fascinating solo project from Slow Skies‘ Patrick O’Laoghaire which is described on the website of his booking agent by only a mysterious muddle of words, colons, underscores and other punctuation marks. There has been very little in the way of major promotion for this enterprise; a single song, Monsoon, is the only real indicator that I Have A Tribe actually exists. The song itself has received a lot of positive attention from blogs internationally, and was produced with the expert help of Villagers‘ Conor O’Brien.
Monsoon has been on Soundcloud for a few months, and on the strength of that one track, I Have A Tribe was chosen to support Anna Calvi on her forthcoming European dates. It’s an ethereal piano-based lullaby with subdued electronic beats and a stunning chorus which is led by O’Laoghaire’s exceptional falsetto.
A live appearance on the 4th October in the Button Factory for Hard Working Class Heroes is the perfect opportunity to catch I Have A Tribe before the imminent release of his début EP towards the end of the year.