Pearse McGloughlin & Nocturnes
Pearse McGloughlin, the Sligo-born songwriter and front man of Nocturnes, is known for blending ethereal influences and minimalistic production into gentle, yet emotionally powerful works.
Pearse has released critically acclaimed albums including 'In Movement' (2012) and 'Idiot Songs' (2013) in collaboration with composer Justin Grounds, and more recently, 'The Soft Animal' (2016) with his band Nocturnes, which have drawn comparisons to Sufjan Stevens and Mercury Rev. Pearse's work often deals in literary and philosophical themes; reworking writers such as John Keats and Fyodor Dostoevsky. His music has been described as captivating, elegant and nuanced, and has featured in The Irish Times, BBC Northern Ireland, RTE 2FM, Lyric FM, Radio1 and KCRW, as well as at festivals such as Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival and Other Voices.