Percolator is an experimental rock band whose blend of hypnotic kraut techno and wall
of shoegazing guitar drones has been compared to Swans with a leaning towards NEU!’s
krautrock driven rhythms.

Percolator started in Waterford in 2007 as a drum and guitar duo mainly influenced by
the electro infused noise pop and shoegaze bands of the 80’s and 90’s. They released a
number of 7” singles and EPs, added a bassist, and gigged extensively, playing alongside many
of their minstrelling heroes including Deerhoof, NEU!’s Michael Rother, A Place To Bury
Strangers and the now deceased Grant Hart of Husker Du.

In 2012, having gone through several line-up changes, the current and longest lasting
line-up was formed. Consisting of John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Bass, Synths), and founding members
Eleanor Myler (Drums, vocals) and Ian Chestnutt (guitar vocals), the trio have spent the last 5
years transforming themselves into one of the most intriguing and melodically arresting bands in
Ireland at the moment.

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A staggering collection of eight tracks packaged as ‘Sestra’, electronically charged
experimental standards drenched in poly-rhythmic kraut rock connotations underscored with
subtle flourishes of shoegaze, prog rock & resonating noise.
— Primal Music
The eight-track release is a masterclass in filtering the band’s.. brilliantly breakneck hybrid of
Krautrock locked patterns and submerged psych-pop. This is confident, carefully-crafted music,
betraying a real respect of the sonic imprint it bears with perfect cunning.
— The Thin Air
Sestra is a gripping, intriguing, original and paradoxical album. What blows here is the perfume
of total freedom as a metaphor for the world that is our today as magnificently sublime as it is it
may be horribly devastated.
— Burn Your Life (France)
Percolator are one of the most intriguing and melodically arresting bands in Ireland at the
moment. Both live and on record. Buy their album, go see them live.
— Overblown