March 24 street date. Dublin-based band Lankum present their fourth record, and third for Rough Trade, "False Lankum". 12 tracks, composed of 10 traditional songs and two originals, show the four-piece using a new palate to colour their sound in an increasingly experimental way, leaning into heavy drones and sonic distortion that imparts new intensity and beauty into each offering. From the start, the band planned for "False Lankum" to feel like a complete piece - a progression and a journey for the listener. "We wanted to create more contrast on the record so the light parts would be almost spiritual and the dark parts would be incredibly dark, even horror inducing," they explain. Breaking out from the folk genre Lankum are creating bold, contemporary music that may be fashioned from traditional elements but is firmly new, sitting comfortably alongside Rough Trade labelmates like black midi and Gilla Band. "False Lankum" earned Lankum a 2023 Mercury Prize Nomination.