The gorogeous lead single from Talos’ upcoming album ‘Odyssey’ now has a video by label and director associate Brendan Canty aka Feel Good Lost. The idea of the video is concerned with the the disrupted feelings between two lovers in a relationship.

Canty says:



“Our main idea was to create a physical storm in a home which would surround the two forlorn characters.

“We wanted to keep things serene at the start, as often relationship problems go unspoken and as the video builds the visuals become more disruptive as the problems surface and this great and beautiful Odyssey comes to an end.”

As premiered on Nowness.

Talos tour dates

April 15 – Connolly’s, Leap
April 21 – Button Factory, Dublin
April 22 – Dolan’s, Limerick
April 27 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
April 28 – St Luke’s Church, Cork
May 12 – St Patrick’s, Waterford (w/ Saint Sister)
May 13 – The Set, Kilkenny
May 25 – Voodoo, Belfast
June 22 – Spirit Store, Dundalk + more TBA

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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Cork man Eoin French aka Talos has popped up over the last couple of years with a series of fine singles that pitched his music as beautiful electronic ballads.

‘Odyssey’ is the new single, from his forthcoming debut album Wild Alee, out on April 21st. It’s a beautiful and brittle modern electronic ballad, produced by Talos and Ross Dowling.

Talos on ‘Odyssey’:

“In any endeavour we find ourselves at that point of doubt. Those moments where you question yourself. That’s what the line, ‘In this odyssey, it’s hard to leave…’ refers to. It’s a beautiful and testing cycle. “I was asking myself some pretty big questions. Am I doing the right thing? Is this worth it? Am I deluding myself?! And I think in the end, the answer is yes to all three. These feelings come and go. The thoughts pass. Sometimes the delusions get realised. And we move on.”

Talos tour dates

April 15 – Connolly’s, Leap
April 21 – Button Factory, Dublin
April 22 – Dolan’s, Limerick
April 27 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
April 28 – St Luke’s Church, Cork
May 12 – St Patrick’s, Waterford (w/ Saint Sister)
May 13 – The Set, Kilkenny
May 25 – Voodoo, Belfast
June 22 – Spirit Store, Dundalk + more TBA

Tickets on sale Monday February 20 at 9am.

Posted on February 17th, 2017

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Cork songwriter and musician Eoin French aka Talos has a new EP called O Sanctum out tomorrow on Feel Good Lost.

We’ve already heard the beautiful ‘Your Love Is An Island’ one of the best songs out of this country this year (I don’t say that lightly)

‘Reborn’ is another highlight from the EP, co-produced by Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow) and Ian Ring (Young Wonder) and recorded by Valgeir Sigurðsson at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland. The song effortlessly moves between singer-songwriter style, electronic glacial atmospherics and melancholia.

GoldFlake Paint have a Sin Fang remix of the track for listening.
Pre-order the EP.
Live dates:

August 20th – Another Love Story
September 02nd – Body and Soul Main, Electric Picnic

Posted on August 18th, 2016

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Cork man Eoin French latest Talos song ‘Your Love Is An Island’ is one of his most brittle and affecting yet.

That line “Your love is an island, I’m scorched in the sands of it…” is so simple yet powerful.

‘Your Love Is An Island’ is taken from the O Sanctum EP (August 19th), which was recorded by Valgeir Sigurðsson at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland so it’s nice to see a stripped-back version of the song captured at the source.

Pre-order the EP.

Live dates:

August 20th – Another Love Story
September 02nd – Body and Soul Main, Electric Picnic

Posted on August 10th, 2016

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This week, Kilkenny’s St. John’s Priory is hosting a summer series of concerts from Thursday to Saturday and the lineup is a good one.

It looks like this:

Thursday – JFDR, Talos, Ásta Fanney & Indridi
Friday – Mick Flannery
Saturday – Heathers

Fancy a weekend pass for you and a friend to each show? Email [email protected] with ST JOHN’s PRIORY  in the Subject line along with your full name and phone number (for late contact) in the body of the message. The draw closes tomorrow at noon.

Check out JDFR’s Nialler9 mix of Icelandic mix.

Posted on July 19th, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from Body Language, Alunageorge, Banks, Roisin Murphy, Trim, Darkstar and Fonkynson.

Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist.


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Talos – ‘Your Love Is An Island’

The Cork musician drops a lush new song.

Cork man Eoin French has a fine line in superior produced singer-songwriter electronic ballads as Talos.

Last week, he played Feel Good Lost’s Mitchelstown Cave gig, 200 feet underground at the Clonmel Junctions festival and there’s dates on the Iceland takeover in the next week with a six-piece band.

‘Your Love Is An Island’ is a beautifully brittle new song from a forthcoming O Sanctum EP, which will also feature remixes from Maps and Sin Fang.

The track was produced by Talos and Valgeir Sigurðsson, and mixed by Valgier at Greenhouse Studios in Iceland.

“Your love is an island, I’m scorched in the sands of it…”

“The image described in the last lines sum up what the song is about for me – the struggle to find that sense of peace that only comes from attaining ones dreams and desires. The idea of being so close but still so far from salvation – and not knowing if you’ll ever really find it even if reached.”

The video by Feel Good Lost is epic too.


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The Avalanches – ‘Like A Folkstar’

Clams has largely ditched the cloud for precision production.

16 years on from the release of Since I Left You and we have a followup. It’s like the sample-loving Australians never left (even if DJ Dexter did actually leave the group). Wildflower is a richly woven tapestry of psychedelia, hip-hop, familiar and rare samples, guest vocals and nostalgia.

The Avalanches are at their best when conjuring up a familiar yet melting beat fairytale, as they do on the Toro Y Moi-assisted ‘Like A Folkstar’.


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Factory Floor – ‘Ya’

Oof. Banger

Factory Floor started as industrial post-ravers but lately, it sounds like they’re coming out of the cold and into the club. ‘Ya’ is built on a propulsive synth line and a dumb vocal sample but is imbued with a rhythmic hardness and punk vision that means an economic and precise use of sounds for movement.

The new album 25 25 is out August 19th via DFA Records.


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Shura – ‘Make It Up’

Hotly-tipped UK musician drops a fine debut.

The tendency for artists who are plucked and preened through the BBC Sound of… Poll is an increasingly manufactured pop sound that shorns off the things that make them interesting in the first place. That hasn’t happened to Shura on her fine debut album Nothing’s Real.

Sure, it’s already a very pop atmosphere permeating the album but there’s also eighties pop, synth-pop and guitar band dynamics enmeshed in the songs too. Ultimately, Shura’s melodic gifts make the album (particularly ‘White Light’, ‘Touch’, “What’s If Gonna Be’ and the title track) one for the repeat list. ‘Make It Up’ encapsulates her appeal with all of those touchstones as well as being a super solid pop song.


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Mall Grab – ‘I’ve Always Liked Grime’

With a sample of Skepta & JME’s ‘That’s Not Me’..
Twisting what appears to be a sample of Skepta and JME’s ‘That’s Not Me’, ‘I’ve Always Liked Grime’ by the Australian producer Mall Grab sounds like one of those songs that unites many things: a love of grime, club soundsystem dynamics, lo-fi house, social commentary and a sense of humour in one.

That samples keeps rolling around that bassline for most of the song’s near seven-minute duration punctured by a rise and fall in arrangements but when a track is this deceptively simple it continues to hold your attention.


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Jamie Lidell – ‘Walk Right Back’

The UK soul man is back and he’s a father now.

It’s always good to hear the voice of Mr Lidell singing a new song. Building a Beginning, the man’s sixth studio album is coming later this year and judging by ‘Walk Right Back’ he’s sticking to soul music with a bit of electronic and funk production in there. The album was written after the birth of his first son, and his wife Lindsey Rome cowrote it with him.

The band with him on the record are seasoned: Pino Palladino (bass, D’Angelo, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton), DaRu Jones (drums, Jack White), Pat Sansone (multi-instrumentalist, Wilco), Kudisan Kai, Traci Brown Bailey, and Tiffany Smith (backup-vocals, Chaka Khan), production from Justin Stanley (Beck, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney) and Ben Ash (Two Inch Punch).


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Posted on July 14th, 2016

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After Iceland’s thumping victory of England last night in the Euros, all eyes are on the minnow of the country (300,000 people) heading into the unchartered waters of a quarter final place.

Iceland’s music has had a strong reputation over the last twenty years with Bjork, Sigur Ros, Of Monsters & Men, Gus Gu and Iceland Airwaves capturing the hearts of music lovers.

This month, musicians of the capital of Iceland Reykjavik are coming to Iceland for a tour including JFDR ( Jófríður of Samaris & Pascal Pinon) courtesy of Feel Good Lost and MDR Recordings (Colm O’Herlihy recently took up a position in Reykjavik as studio manager for the Bedroom Community label). Other artists include Wesen, Kreld and Indridi while Talos will represent the Irish on tour. Below is a mixtape of the artists playing and the dates include:

Tour dates

July 19th: JFDR, Talos, Indridi @ D-Light Studios, Dublin with Homebeat
July 20th: JFDR, Talos, Indridi @ DeBarra’s, Clonakilty, Cork
July 21st: Wesen, Kreld @ DeBarra’s, Clonakilty, Cork
July 21st: JFDR, Talos, Indridi, Asta Fanney @ St. John’s Priory, Kilkenny with KPB
July 22nd: Reykjavik Party @ Connolly’s of Leap, West Cork

Talos and Jófríður are also playing a Feel Good Lost night in Mitchelstown Cave on July 10th. Look out for a JFDR mix on Nialler9 tomorrow.

Posted on June 28th, 2016

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Irish acts Mick Flannery, Heathers, Talos and Icelandic artist Jofridur (JFDR, Samaris, Pascal Pinion) have been lined up for a series of gigs by KPB at St. John’s Priory on John Street, Kilkenny.

The gigs take place from Thursday July 21 to Saturday July 23th.

Thursday, July 21

Talos, Daniel Martin Moore, Ásta Fanney, JFDR and friends. 
Tickets €12 plus booking

Friday, July 22

Mick Flannery plus Shane Joyce 
Tickets €25 plus booking

Saturday, July 23

Heathers plus Ryan J
Tickets €12 plus booking

Tickets are on sale from Tickets.ie or Rollercoaster Records locally.

Posted on May 10th, 2016

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Another Love Story proved itself to be one of the best little festivals going last year courtesy of Homebeat/Happenings with its manor setting, ballroom, living room gigs, cinema, woodlands and lawn hangouts among the appeal.

It returns to Killyon Manor, Kinnegad, Co. Meath from Friday 19th August to Sunday 21st August and it’s just let loose some of its plans.

Music wise, we’re talking:

  • Meltybrains?
  • Saint Sister
  • Talos
  • Stomptown Brass
  • SlowPlaceLikeHome
  • Carriages
  • Badlands
  • Æ Mak
  • Attention Bebe
  • Beach
  • Slow Moving Clouds
  • Old Hannah
  • J.Cowhie
  • Variant Sea
  • Participant
  • Kobina
  • Robert John Ardiff
  • Marlene Enright
  • & more tba

Another Love Story organisers Homebeat and Happenings will announce their first international act later in the summer.

DJs, more names, The Shift Shack, Talks, Walks, Yoga, Qui Gong, Theatre, Roland’s Cinema D’amour, Glitteration Station, The Cosmic Canopy, The Love Summit, The Deepest Darkest, Woods Stage, The Teenage Crush, The Library, The Parlour Room & more are also lined up and to be revealed.

Tickets

with standard camping are:

Early Bird: €95 [SOLD OUT]
Regular: €125
Last Throes: €140
(Late bookers & price on door for weekend, if available): €160

Boutique Camping is available too.

Poster by Steve McCarthy

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Posted on April 13th, 2016

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