Megen Vs Yonecone
Megacone are a 5 piece instrumental band best known for their triple lead guitars and energetic live shows. They combine strong, memorable melodies with filthy addictive grooves and ambient soundscapes. This has earned them a loyal fanbase of big names including Elton John and probably a few of his rich mates.
The band signed a record deal with Dimestore Records in late 2015 and promptly released 'Absolute Magnitude EP' to a sell out crowd in Whelan's, Dublin. The EP was critically acclaimed and landed the band a full page spread in Prog Magazine (UK). 2017 has seen Megacone complete a 2 week tour of the UK. This Summer the band will be performing at Body & Soul, BARE in the Woods, Fuinneamh, and Electric Picnic.
'Jewels of the emerald isle prog scene' - Prog Magazine, April 2016
Formed after a powerful shared moment witnessing the legendary instrumental band Toe, Yonen apply a progressive approach to composing narrative-driven math music infused with a love of romantic era dynamics and motivic development. A weight of emotional intensity rests on every moment, from grandiose melodies to hypnotically pulsating rhythms. Their dynamic interaction generates a sense of tension and momentum that carries the listener to a place untouched by the outside world.
"The way Yonen apply fusion to their sound not only encompasses the jazz fusion genre itself, but expertly fuses ambient-electronic, prog, jazz and math elements into a coherent amalgamation."
Tokyo Video Review by Arctic Drones
Tokyo was Irish Times - 'Video of the Week' by Nialler9