Kieran O'Brien

Galway, County Galway

Kieran O'Brien is an Irish songwriter and recording artist specialising in ambient experimental pop.

To date he has released 2 solo EP's and a full length LP. He is also the frontman and co-founder of the band City Victim.

He has played in popular venues around Ireland such as the Roisin Dubh, Whelans and Aras na nGael supporting many other local acts such as Eoin Dolan, Field Trip, New Pope, and Tomorrows

His debut EP 'After The Storm' (2016) received positive reviews from The Thin Air and many other online music blogs

The summer of 2017 saw the release of his follow-up single "Only A Dream" venturing into more of a "full-band" sound which again received favourable reviews and radio play around the country

His second release followed shortly after, a 6 track mini-LP/EP titled "Turn"

His full length LP album titled 'Guardian' was released June 30th 2019.

Kieran is also an active member of Citog Records, an independent artist-run community based in Galway city.

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"The songwriter’s work to date has been explorative, sincere and endlessly refreshing." - The Thin Air

"One of the strongest tracks to come out of the west of Ireland so far this year" - The Thin Air

"A nice psychedelic sway here, a summery scene and a vocal that floats imperiously over our heads." - MP3 Hugger

"A heartfelt, raw and honest exploration of personal rediscovery, nature and memory "-The Thin Air

"Shapes out a sound that surrounds the listener in a soothing haze"- Yab Yum

"A dreamy and hazy sound that is a perfect fit for fall season" - Find A Song

"Stylistically, the track shifts slightly from the folkier leanings of After The Storm and instead takes a swing at the dream-pop pace and textures of Real Estate, The War on Drugs and fellow Galway artists like New Pope" -The Thin Air

"Returning now with his second EP, Turn, the ventures into a full-band sound are becoming more sure-footed and assertive, taking as many cues from the likes of The War On Drugs and Real Estate as from stalwarts of the Americana folk tradition" - The Thin Air

"Spacious melodies pervade this EP, allowing O’Brien’s lyrical focus on reinvention and rediscovery to echo through its very core." - The Thin Air

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