North Dublin , County Dublin
Christian Wethered [pron. Weather-Red’] is an English poet and songwriter based in Dublin. His heartbreak E.P, ‘Mon Petit Jardin’, was recorded at Asta Kalapa by Darragh Nolan.
The EP, which charts a breakup with a French girl, was recorded with drummer Dyl Lynch (Little Green Cars), and pianist/bassist/guitarist Cil Byrne (Basciville). The eerie melodies and violins are distinctively French, and draw nostalgically on 60's and 70's French folk (Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, Barbara), not to mention Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, as well as new English alternative pop (London Grammar, James Blake, The XX). The resulting sound strikes a dreamy balance between old and new.
Since his student days, Wethered has collaborated with a number of prestigious Irish acts such as Loah, I Have A Tribe, Little Green Cars, Danny Forde, Trinity Orchestra and Zaska. He’s also in the Discovery Gospel Choir, who play a number of festivals around the country. His debut poetry book, ‘I Don’t Love You’, was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2018.
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