Pine the Pilcrow
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Pine the Pilcrow

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Introducing: Pine The Pilcrow – a rising cinematic trio"

Pine The Pilcrow are a new band I was only vaguely aware of until Ruby Sessions’ Conor Donovan recommended them as one of his favourite acts at the weekly night in my Irish Times How Music Works column.

Kevin Murray on piano, Robert Campbell on cello and Hannah Ryan on fiddle have been together less than a year. The trio make gentle, cinematic and melancholic music.

The band release their debut EP on March 27th and from the EP, ‘It’s Only Love’ is a highlight, with Ryan taking lead vocal on a song that is bittersweet and moving, and indicative of the kind of emotion they draw from as a band. - Nialler 9


"Pine ¶he Pilcrow Are Here To Lull Us To Sleep"

Pine ¶he Pilcrow are a strange group out of Dublin, consisting of piano, cello, and a fiddle this wonderful trio will move you from the get go. Having forgone trying to fit into any one mold, they are carving out a new path that I am quite happy to follow them down.

Part Of You Died open this four track EP as a melancholy lullaby. Featuring excellent piano work that is strong without being forceful on your ears. The vocals are smooth and easy to appreciate right away, while the fiddle shines through as a moving highlight to this slow moving piece. It wanders with you, bringing you along on this musical journey, both mournful and uplifting at the same time.
Carrying us forward is It’s Only Love, making use of strong imagery in the lyrics this ballad continues to strike an impressive balance between being sad and hopeful. The cello is an excellent underscore here, being used minimally it provides a deep contrast to the light sounds that make up the majority of the song. The vocals are a light touch here, blending in masterfully with the instrumentation every word is sung carefully and with intention.

Saviour follows suit, the opening piano is a stark contrast to the earlier smooth lullaby that was set up earlier. This track will knock you off balance as the darker tone sets in, preparing us for something new. The harmony here is dark and brooding, yet Pine ¶he Pilcrow never fail to leave us with (at times subtle) hope. The cello and fiddle here will carry you back up from the depths, just as easily as they allow you to enjoy the dark atmosphere.

Where You Are opens with a steady deep backing sound, and a light set of notes being plucked over top. This track exemplifies what Pine ¶he Pilcrow do so well across this lovely four track EP. This track ends on a much more upbeat note, with the main portion of the song being one of the most uplifting. The harmonies once again are a major strong point for this group, they take each lyric and deliver them with the right impact every time.
I wish I would choose a favourite track here to recommend for the curious listeners on the fence, but all four tracks are equally strong. This is a unique project that is made with such passion that you will be pleased no matter which track you might choose to start with. However if you are willing, I highly suggest you just start from the beginning and allow them the time to show you everything they have to offer. Pine ¶he Pilcrow will take you up, and down emotionally and they do it with care. This EP is a definite gem, and has a home on my playlist now. - 24 our music


"9/10 Pine the Pilcrow review"

The Last Mixed Tape reviews the self-titled debut extended play from alternative trio Pine the Pilcrow.

There’s an unspoken tension at the heart of Pine the Pilcrow’s debut E.P. Resting below the surface of atmospheric-folk is an undercurrent of sorrow and introspection that pushes and pulls at the record’s core.

This is carried the whole way through Pine the Pilcrow as once ‘Part of You Died’ sets the mournful mood of the E.P. it stays throughout, leaving the debut feel like a piece in and of itself, existing because it needs to exist rather than sounding like an obligatory introduction.

Pine the Pilcrow’s music also has a distinctly Irish feel to it, not overtly traditional per say but more atmospheric, carried across by the hushed vocal harmonies, resonant piano and full-bodied strings that appear on tracks like ‘It’s Only Love’ and ‘Where You Are’.

Pine the Pilcrow doesn’t feel like a debut, nor do the band themselves sound relatively new. The music of Pine the Pilcrow is that of experience both in life and in art. The record says something, but it’s not a statement. It’s something much gentler than that, more personal, and that’s what makes the E.P. such an engaging and fulfilling experience.

Rating: 9/10 - The Last Mixed Tape


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