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.