Another gigantic voice capable of transfixing audiences at festivals and venues alike belongs to Irishman DERMOT KENNEDY. Discovered by Glen Hansard of The Frames and counting Taylor Swift amongst his many fans, the emotive and intricate nature of Kennedy’s music will suit Australian stages. Dermot Kennedy tickets are now on sale for both shows.
Possessing a mighty set of pipes that have sent his tunes ‘After Rain’ and ‘Moments Passed’ to the top of streaming charts worldwide, Kennedy is fast becoming a young master in melding soulful Irish folk elements and glitchy pop production techniques. His most recent release, Young and Free, showcases this skill perfectly as the track builds its eccentric core around powerful vocals.
Special guest at both shows will be rising English singer-songwriter SAM FENDER. Named as one of the BBC’s Sounds of 2018, Sam Fender is a 21-year-old Englishman not afraid to highlight the bigger issues. While he takes his lyrical cues and ethos from the likes of Billy Bragg and Paul Weller, his musical sound is closer to that of Foals or Local Natives. Wherever it lands: it’s on the money.
His latest tune is Dead Boys, a searingly honest and emotive look at male suicide performed with unmistakable passion and fervour that led British DJ Annie Mac to declare it the hottest record in the world on release. With a debut album still on it’s way, we’ll be getting an early glimpse of this unique talent this Jan!