Part Poet, Part Punk
All Genius! Jinx Lennon aka
Free State Nova sinks teeth into the nitty gritty of existence
with slices of piercing life enhancing sound to excavate
under your epidermis and marinate your apathy filled brain
Dundalk man Jinx is a prolific writer and performer who
delivers masterpieces of gothic social commentary underpinned
by droning acoustic guitars and stabbing electronica.
In an RTE Arts Lives special feature about Jinx Lennon,
he was described as "timeless in the way Dylan
is timeless' by Monaghan writer Pat McCabe, whilst Jack
L said he was "One of the great artists".
Anyone who has witnessed his life affirming highly charged
live shows will surely agree.
T.P.M. are brothers Charles & Andrew Hendy. Coming
from Co. Louth, influenced by the dole, depression and
anxiety, this duo have been described as a mix between
the Rubberbandits, David Byrne and The Specials. T.P.M.
have taken Ireland by storm in 2016 with their hilarious
viral video hits "All the Boys on the Dole"
and "Eat that Curry". Part serious social
commentators and part comedic messers, TPM's fresh Hip-Hop
grooves and infectious live energy will have you entertained
like never before.
"Irish Times Release of the Week"
"As natural and honest an album as we're likely
to hear this year...Elephant's debut is something very
special indeed." 9/10 - The Last Mixed Tape
"..with HyperGiant, Shane Clarke has given the
tail end of 2015 an incredible and very welcome shot
in the arm." 4/5 - State.ie
"What a little gem of an album." 10/10 -
Unsigned & Independent Magazine
"...an exemplary landmark Irish recording"
Remys Music & Film
Elephant, the musical vehicle of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist
Shane Clarke has, of late, taken a turn from the quiet
looping soloist into a full band foray. Showcasing a
dynamic retelling of the debut album that can get a
little to a lot louder than what Elephant listeners
might be used to while still retaining the nuance and
intimacy of the solo set.
Songs wander from an instantaneous summery folk pop
reminiscent of Badly Drawn Boy and Elliot Smith, to
more mature meandering pieces with a deliberate deconstructed
nature, akin to say... Broken Social Scene, Justin Vernon
or Joanna Newsom. Elephant has rightly garnered much
praise on the live front with his earnest vocal delivery
and unique lyrical style capturing audiences and securing
him performances with Martha Wainwright, BC Camplight
and slots at most of the country's top festivals including
Electric Picnic and Body & Soul and two trips to
Dingles Other Voices music trail.
On the back of his critically lauded debut album "HyperGiant",
Shane is already working on the follow-up, with the
first single expected to be released this summer.
Agressive Pop for the fed up. Dangerous live performance
Mick Dajoo is acoustic comedy musician from Dublin
known for his trippy and sometimes cringe worthy songs,
influences include "Steven Lynch" "Tenacious
d" "Bowie" and "Flight of the conchords".