A musical triumvirate comprised of three brothers, Daniel, Shane, and Oisín Cluskey. They hail from Salthill in Galway. Impressively harmonised pop intelligence is their bag, allied with a generous helping of white boy funk. Think Stevie Wonder via The Beach Boys with a left turn at Teenage Fanclub... Although not quite as seminal. This is a band deeply immersed in the rhetoric of pop music, easily transcending the androgynous tripe of the NME Flavour Of The Month TM. (Whomever that may currently be, I do lose track.) The Kanyu Tree possess a self-awareness generally lacking in these oiks. Irrespective of scenes, theirs is to offer up intentionally upbeat pure pop gems. Dancing is the only option.
By the way, they used to be called The Cheerfuls. To celebrate their re-monikering they are playing the Róisín Dubh tomorrow night. Doors 9.30pm. Having seen them live before I would heartily recommend checking them out if possible. Tome.
Song wise, worth checking out are "In My Drums", "Shima", or "Sycamore". Doing so is possible at:
By way of conclusion (and to further berate NME and their ilk), a brief quotation of Mikrofisch:
"Coldplay, Keane and Kaiser Chiefs / Kasabian, Jet and Razorlight
Kings of Leon, Dead 60’s / The kids are all shite!"