Hard Working Class Heroes – The Workmans Club
Hard Working Class Heroes Festival is on this Thursday, 2nd of October at The Workman's Club.
8pm - 8.30pm The Workman's Club
Leftfield duo VOIDS have been creating their lush, brooding melodies since 2012. Incorporating effected vocals, harmonious bass loops and tripped-out beats, they build layers of emotive textures that lure the listener in.
VOIDS was born after the pair who had been writing and jamming together in an unofficial manner were asked to provide music for an event at the Galway town hall theatre. They continued to develop their own sound in the following year, doing live shows in Dublin and Galway before meeting Lewis James, an Irish producer based in London who has worked with Om Unit and Foreign Beggars and who came on board to help produce their debut EP, Begin.
8.40pm - 9.10pm The Workman's Club
Named for the inventor of the modern synthesizer (and sister of the famed actor), Florence Olivier is an electro-pop artist in three parts.
In summer 2014, Dublin musicians Rob Maguire, Blathnaid Healy & Michael Fenton (bandmates in Clockwork Noise) decided to channel the illustrious Ms Olivier into short pop-filled bursts.
Each of these bursts begins with a movie. Elements of the plot, its characters, or their motivations are thrown into a blender with a healthy dash of synth & melody, then the results are recorded for posterity. There are kernels of these particular films remaining in each Florence Olivier song. See if you can spot them.
The Late David Turpin
9.20 - 9.50 The Workman's Club
The Late David Turpin released his new album, the contemporary Gothic micro-odyssey "We Belong Dead" on September 13, 2013. Featuring collaborations with Cathy Davey, Conor O'Brien (Villagers), Hunter-Gatherer and producer/composer Stephen Shannon (Strands, Halfset, Adrian Crowley), the album includes the singles "A Warning to the Curious", "Garland", "Fur", "Bear of a Star", "The Hotel" and "Cloud".
10pm - 10.30pm The Workman's Club
Mixing driving rhythms, expansive synths and emotive pop melodies, Dear Desert create an atmosphere of brewing tension and hopeful longing.
Formed in 2013 the Dublin based trio, comprised of Richie Fenton, Brendan Millar and James O' Donnell came together through a shared musical interest in soulful, emotive pop.
The band honed their sound through a series of low-fi home recordings which informs the textured, electronic soundscape and intimate vocals.
10.40 - 11.10 The Workman's Club
Carriages are Harry Bookless (Little Xs For Eyes) and Aaron Page (Water Cycle). Formed in 2012 as a recording project, Carriages use field recordings, captured in and around Dublin city to create a backdrop for their songs to attempt to create a warmth and familiarity in their music that wouldn’t be possible using traditional drum machines and samples.
Carriages have set out to capture a living city in their music, by using recordings from parks, museums, concert halls and coastlines around their hometown while their lyrics draw influence from the changing seasons, loves won and lost, and the journeys we make each day.