The Academy Dublin: Saturday 6th October. Click here to view available tickets.
Fresh from their Choice Music album of the year nomination, TALOS have announced a headline show in Dublin's Academy on Saturday 6th of October. It's the band's first headline in capital since last year's two sell-out dates at St Anne's Church in December. Since then TALOS - aka Eoin French - and band have made their US debut, with shows in Los Angeles and SXSW in Austin, Texas. The Dublin announcement comes ahead of the imminent arrival of new music and further dates in Ireland and beyond.
“I’m an architect. But it’s not my profession. I live making music. At times, I design things… and it’s a welcome release. But music is what I do.”
Eoin French, a musician from Cork, and also an architect. But first and foremost, a musician. That's why he’s surrendered certain things. That’s what drove him to an attic in Dublin; further afield to Iceland and finally, to splendid semi-isolation in the expanse of West Cork. The end result: a private world that becomes public, and a debut album called ‘Wild Alee’, which was released on April 21 last year. Produced and mixed by TALOS and Ross Dowling over the course of 18 months, the 13-track record includes the New Music Friday-approved ‘Contra’ and ‘Runaway’, alongside singles ‘Odyssey’, ‘This Is Us Colliding’ and ‘Your Love Is an Island’. ‘Wild Alee’ is a personal, emotive and ambitious electronic pop record; one that both looks to the past and signposts to the future.
Since debuting in December 2014 with ‘Tethered Bones’, Talos has picked up nods from the likes of Fader, New York Times, Wonderland, BBC Radio 1, The Line of Best Fit, Nialler9 and more, and racked up over 10 million streams on Spotify.
‘A spectacularly assured debut deserving of a wide audience’ 4/5 Album of the Week - Irish Times