A vocalist can pretty much make or break a band and Al Bairre is a band that I could literally stare at a wall and listen to for the rest of my life. With a genre like 'symphonic-indie-rock' something different is definitely expected. They effortlessly incorporate instruments like violins and cellos while still keeping a retro indie vibe without sounding to orchestral.
The five piece Cape Town based band which launched in 2012 have been making waves on the South African music scene receiving a decent amount of success for a band so young and new to the game! Also - free download, can't say no to that, can you?