When Dublin-based five-piece Tandem Felix released their EP Comma in 2015, it was heralded as the work whose textural and lyrical subtlety distinguished them from a multitude of other folk-tinged guitar acts. And then, for two years, silence. Dead silence.
From a lamp-lit studio in an industrial estate located somewhere between a ketchup factory and a mustard factory, they re-emerge, returning to music with a new song, told by a distant onlooker, about a birthday party in a deity’s back garden. In Were You There (When They Crucified the Birthday Boy)?, the guests have come to witness a miracle. They have come to bask in the light of this figure. Will the scheduled miracle take place? The first music from Tandem Felix in two years, Were You There hints at an expanded sound and imagery in their debut album, forthcoming in 2018.