We Cut Corners released their second album Think Nothing on Friday, and showcased it at the Crane Lane in Cork the next day, Saturday, April 26. They brought Liza Flume down from Dublin with them, and she opened proceedings with a far too short (five songs!) set that included the stirring ‘Poison’. Only occasionally caressing her electric guitar, Flume relies on finger clicks and loop pedals to enthrall – indeed, the second and third songs are all sans guitar. On new song ‘Demons’, Flume sings that “maybe I was born to be alone”; she forgot to add ‘with my pedals’, presumably. We Cut Corners, meanwhile, push the sound system to within an inch of its life – the sound was perfect, by the way. They open as their album does, with the slowly unfolding ‘Wallflowers’ and what follows is about an hour’s worth of bigger and bigger songs: ‘The Leopard’, ‘A Pirate’s Life’, ‘This Is Then’, the stunning ‘YKK’. Drummer Conall O’Breachain doesn’t miss a beat, impressive as he’s busy taking multitasking to a new level, playing synth, drums, acoustic guitar and singing. We Cut Corners have another couple of dates around Ireland before we’re into the festival season and they’re blowing everybody away. I interviewed We Cut Corners here. All pictures by Bríd O’Donovan (Facebook/Tumblr)

We Cut Corners tour dates:
May 3: Voodoo, Belfast;
May 9: The Button Factory, Dublin;
May 16: The Spirit Store, Dundalk.

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