I Have A Tribe
“Uplifting folk-pop” NME Radar
“Hushed, pitch-perfect soprano vaguely reminiscent of an amalgam of Wild Beasts” The Line Of Best Fit
“It’s hypnagogic pop in the most literal sense of the term” Notion Magazine
Patrick O’Laoghaire, aka I Have A Tribe, spent a busy 2013 recording his debut EP with Rob Ellis and Conor O’Brien of Villagers, touring Europe with Anna Calvi, opening for Villagers’ Irish homecoming show and performing at Electric Picnic and CMJ in New York. With the fruits of those EP sessions ripe and ready to reveal in the early summer, I Have A Tribe’s blend of plaintive pop and folk-tinged melancholia is spellbinding.
O’Laoghaire has lived with the idea of I Have A Tribe for years, but it only became real after an influx of confidence gained by touring and recording with Irish band Slow Skies: “It started when I got more brave. I just wanted to see if I could make something real using the colours that were in my head.”