Four In The Morning
Ennis, County Clare
Four in the Morning is an alternative folk rock project led by Kevin Dolan.
Kevin started writing and playing music in bars like The Globe, Whelans, and The International Bar. From there he moved to Melbourne and began working with local musicians to create clever considered music that sounds like it might all fall apart at any minute. Their influences include music legends such as The National, Bruce Springsteen, Lucy Dacus, Radiohead, Bonobo, Frightened Rabbit and even Dire Straits.
He chose the name Four in the Morning, taking inspiration from the poet Rives, and wasted no time immediately writing and recording their first EP, Half Asleep. The six-track debut was self-produced and recorded in a living room, bar a little help with drums and one evening spent sneaking into a space to “borrow” a grand piano.
From there, the project gone from strength to strength, being nominated for an Independent Music Award, touring across Australia, gaining airplay on American college radio, and opening for Leif Vollebekk.
Plans to return back to Ireland in 2020 were delayed due to COVID-19 and so Kevin began working on a new EP with producer Jono Steer (Angie McMahon, Ainslie Wills, Gretta Ray). The project's latest single Quiet Over Here is a uniquely 2020 Christmas song written about being stuck on the other side of the world...
“Beautifully intricate and a little chaotic” Amnplify
“EP of the week” Timber & Steel
“Lyrically frighteningly honest and naked” The Drunken Poet
“A brilliant indie nocturne or an argument against eating cheese before bedtime.”
“A blend of classic and forward-thinking composition” Divide & Conquer
“There is something quite special going on here” MP3 Hugger