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Over the past year producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Killeen has been releasing his original music under the moniker SENU, a vehicle for his unique blend of electronic beats, jazz and hip-hop. This Friday 21st May, he will release his debut album Jetlag.
To celebrate, SENU and special guests such as Caoi DeBarra (Wyvern Lingo) and Jamel Franklin (Shy Mascot) are performing the full album live, from start to finish, in a performance which will be premiered on Nialler9’s YouTube this Friday 21st May at 8pm.
A sprawling electronic soundscape documenting a journey from Ireland to New York and back again, Jetlag is an album borne out of experimentation in more ways than one. Frustrated by insomnia, Sam challenged himself to write and record an album in one day. ‘Jetlag’ is the result of this experiment.
Flipping between full band, solo performance and guest appearances, this performance will capture SENU’s signature solo energy, heightened visual experiences and some of the best musicians in the country playing this spectacular album in its entirety in a fully live, multi-cam capacity.
Shot at FUEL HQ in Dublin, director Conor Dockery (Dock Visual) and lighting engineer Cian Finlay use the 20ft. LED wall to heighten Eamonn Conway’s sound engineering and bring ‘Jetlag’ to life throughout the set in this ambitious audiovisual performance that will have viewers waiting with bated breath to experience a SENU live show.
SENU, A.K.A. Sam Killeen, says: “Ideally I’d love to tour the album with my full band around Ireland, UK, Germany and America whenever we can, but for now we’re doing the next best thing. Playing live to an audience is one of the greatest parts of releasing music and I hope it can happen soon.”
Donations to cover costs of recording are appreciated but not necessary to enjoy this free-to-view performance. A donation link will be available on the livestream.
‘Jetlag’ by SENU will be released on digital and vinyl on Friday 21st May.
SENU is on Bandcamp here.
The release and promotion of this album was made possible with support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media