Published on October 5th, 2011 | by Culch.ie0
New Music Album: White McKenzie – Absence
They’ve just done launch gigs at Tower Records and The Grand Social – and Ian Dempsey notes them as ‘really top quality’.
White McKenzie formed as an exploratory music project with no direct intentions other than to create music in whatever form it may arrive. The process involved the recruitment of several musicians, all hailing from alternative musical backgrounds.
White McKenzie worked steadily behind closed doors, content with the final set-up as a 6 piece, the writing continued until such time as they had written material worthy of a live delivery.
This is an independent original band from Dublin, Ireland and with an ever-growing fan base, White McKenzie have become quite recognizable through their own identifiable sound of intricate piano, suitably ambient and intermittent raw guitar, a vocal that resonates from the depths of feeling and a rhythm section that can display an engine of strength and subtle diversity in one take.
They commenced playing live on the eve of 2011 and within their first few performances found themselves in the Grand Final of the Shercock Battle of the Bands for a place to play Glastonbury 2011.
Having narrowly missed out on the top prize to play the world’s biggest festival, White McKenzie set their very determined focus on completing a Debut Release. Over the last year of hard graft in the Studio, “Absence” was created and released on the 30th of September 2011. This album is available for purchase in Tower Records, Dublin itunes, amazon etc. from the 30th of September 2011.