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Joseph Kiernan Announces Brand New Single ‘Strip the Vines’ Set For June 26th Release

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Joseph Kiernan is a songwriter from Wicklow, Ireland. His self-titled debut EP, due for release later this year, delivers a subtly cultivated body of work that is merciless and redemptive. A musical cartography of sonic confessions of vulnerability, loss, courage and surrender.

This EP represents an emergent wave that is primal, viscerally emotive and at times unnervingly raw. He introduces us to a melodious space that brings the listener into deeper communion with the numinous. The songs, written and recorded across two continents, arrived to him in old rehearsal rooms, on several long haul flights, and in the basement of an old chocolate factory. They are connected by a timeless thread, fused together by fractured melodies and broken soundscapes.

Strip the Vines, the second single to be taken from the EP, is out June 26th and touches on the indistinct harsh reality of loss, written in the wake of the death of his closest friend. It is laced with hooks, melodies and refrains that tease you into a dynamic tension between ethereal vocals and sonorous progressions that traverse themes of death, regret and redemption. The depth of introspection can be traced as the track opens with a childlike naiveté, evocations of sentimentality, old ties, and loss of the ground that we all take for granted until familiar love is extinguished by fate.

Kiernan’s nous, as a sincere explorer of the shadow of humanity, presents us with a deceptively profound, catchy track which hints at some of his musical influences (Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Damien Jurado). His intention to take the listener on an existential sensory trip, gets down to the bones with the gutsy climactic drum outro that leaves us in a very different landscape to the one we set out from.

Follow Joseph Kiernan: 

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanSPT 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanYT 

Website: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanWS 

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanBC 

Instagram: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanIN 

Facebook: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanFB 

Twitter: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanTW

SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/JosephKiernanSC



JOEY RYAN announces new album ‘Fall Through the Night’ Out May 6th 2016

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Single “Tenderly” Out May 6th


Irish multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Joey Ryan has been performing and writing music for the last decade. Currently based in Cork City, Ireland Ryan has spent the last year finishing off his second record of original material with producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery, O Emperor). The new album ‘Fall Through the Nightwill be released in Ireland in May 2016, with an Irish tour to follow in support before Ryan takes the record to Europe. In conjunction with the album, Joey will release new radio single “Tenderly” on May 6th.

Originally hailing from Wexford, Ireland Ryan has always found himself drawn to music. Picking up guitar at the age of seven, Ryan was brought up on a diet of Dylan, Springsteen, Billy Joel and Nina Simone to name a few from his parents collection which were always playing in the home.

At twenty years of age, Ryan self released his first album Morning Will Come Soon in 2012 to great acclaim. The following year was spent touring Ireland in support of this album, which saw support slots to artists such as Jack L, Mick Flannery and Duke Special. Following on with the success of this campaign, The Redefine EP was released in 2014 under the guise of The Joey Ryan Trio. Lead single Stay Strong was released to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Ireland, and topped the iTunes Rock chart on the first day of its release. Not one to sit around, the Joey Ryan Trio did an extensive tour of Ireland in support of this single which included a support slot with internationally acclaimed band Bastille in DeBarras Folkclub.

Ryan’s sound could be best described as having an atmospheric rock based aesthetic, whilst also incorporating acoustic tones. Ryan writes his guitar-orientated music drawing from his influences, which range from Springsteen to The National, Ryan Adams to Jeff Buckely and Tom Waits to Bon Iver. The last five years have seen Ryan broaden his touring circuit into Europe, with four tours of Germany completed in the last two years alone, as well as tours in the UK, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.