Coolock, County Dublin
‘The sound of ‘The Black and the Blue’ is one comprised of post-grunge riffs, full-bodied drum patterns and upfront alternative-rock vocals.With a new sound, and a refreshing new direction, Kevyn have finally found themselves as a band.’ [The Last Mixed Tape]
‘'Kevyn, rocking as hard as any act who pass this way today, know how to structure a live show"
We need to talk about Kevyn.. the Dublin-based band of four that initially bonded over their unparalleled passion for music and Tesco lager. Karla Chubb, Jack Callan, Sean Walsh and Colm O’Reilly make the most boisterous, charismatic and explosive garage rock band to come out of, well, a garage in 2016.
Having packed out venues all over Dublin thanks to their loyal following of friends and fans (no bribes necessary) - Kevyn are gearing up for even more bad dancing and twice as much glitter in 2017.
Their purposeful juxtaposition of punk blunt lyricism and upbeat, alt-rock melodies have given the band much to sing their own praises over. Champiomed by Dan Hegarty of 2FM and State Magazine, they’ve had a sellout gig in Whelan’s, two songs in the Top 100 Irish Songs of 2016 and performances at major festivals such as Electric Picnic, Battle for the Bay, Canalaphonic and Whelan’s Ones to Watch along with plenty of local press... to eh, name but a few.
Boasting aside... Kevyn aren’t all confetti cannons and glitter drums, their songs tackle Ireland's hidden problems head-on - using their lyrics to highlight issues such as Marriage Equality, Repeal the 8th and the extortionate price of a pint.
Kevyn have also recently been featured on Beatvyne’s Top Acts of 2016, The Top 100 Songs of 2016 by The Last Mixed Tape and Remy's Blog, State.ie Faces of 2016 at Electric Picnic, Gavin Glass’ Locals Only on Radio Nova & The Open Mic on FM104.