Dublin, County Dublin
Badhands is the musical project of Dublin songwriter and musician Dan Fitzpatrick. He recently released his critically acclaimed debut album 'Predictable Boy', having been known previously for his work with the likes of Paddy Hanna, Maud in Cahoots, and The Mighty Stef. The album features musicians Tom Cosgrave, Aoife Ruth, Chris Barry and Ken Mooney, and upon release it received much praise from critics, earning comparisons to, among others, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Tom Waits and Lee Hazelwood. The record was made album of the week by Dan Hegarty on RTE 2fm and the band's first two singles, 'Waves' and 'Monday Morning', have both received considerable airplay on national radio, and have also been performed live in session on shows such as Arena on RTE Radio 1, and Bobby Kerr's Big Breakfast on Newstalk. The band have been packing out venues in Dublin since their first gig at the end of 2017 and upon the release of Predictable Boy embarked on a successful nationwide tour.
The album was the product of 2 years work, the end result of which is a collection of vivid, textured songs that range in tone between dark and brooding to frantic and energetic, with moments of genuine euphoria weaved in to the mix. The record is beautifully intimate but also has an accessibility that will quickly capture the imagination of the listener. The band have recently begun work on album number 2.
Praise for Predictable Boy:
'Has taken the Dubliner's songwriting to another level.' - The Sunday Times.
'Stunning solo debut' 9/10 Stars - Hot Press
'As expansive, and comfortably authoritative as a Lee Hazelwood epic' 4/5 Stars - Eamon Carr, The Evening Herald.
'There's a whiff of Badly Drawn Boy throughout, and that's a good thing' - Joe.ie
Praise for Waves:
'Beautiful song, built around a mesmerising main riff and alluring melody' - Hot Press
'Flourishing Folk Tribute' - Nialler9
'Such a beautiful song' - Louise McSharry, 2FM
'A really beautiful song' - Gavin Glass, Radio Nova.