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The Crayon Set

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Dublin-based band The Crayon Set are thrilled to announce the release of their new album Downer Disco. It is their strongest album to-date filled with their trademark expertly-crafted pop songs and dual girl/boy vocal interplay - this time with added synth-pop & electronic goodness. It was made Album of the Week by Dan Hegarty (2FM) and Tom Dunne (Newstalk) amongst others. Recent single 'Summer Song' was remixed by renowned producer & remixer Gui Boratto (Pet Shop Boys, Massive Attack)

Founded by main songwriter Robert Baker, the first line-up of The Crayon Set released their eponymous debut album in 2013 - it was recorded with Nick Brine (Teenage Fanclub, Super Furry Animals). It is filled choc-a-bloc with infectious, uptempo indie pop songs. The Irish Times described it as “as catchy as a virus”. It’s follow-up ‘Lost Languages’ was recorded with Gavin Glass and released in 2017 and featured Kate Dineen on guest vocals who later became a permanent member of the band. The album was in part a tribute to many of their favourite 'Americana' artists such as Tom Petty, R.E.M., Wilco & Neil Young. The music website Musician.ie made it their Irish album of the year

New album 'Downer Disco' was recorded with producer Stephen Shannon at Experimental Audio in Dublin in 2019. The release was put on hold due to Covid ’19. The album is available in limited edition vinyl which can be ordered at: https://thecrayonset.bandcamp.com/album/downer-disco

The Crayon Set are an exciting, high energy live act. Their dynamic live shows feature tight vocal harmonies, instrument swapping and occasionally some giant inflatable crayons ...

Some highlights:

Play-listed on RTE Radio 1, 2XM, BBC Ulster

Recently topped 'Fresh on the Net' poll - https://freshonthenet.co.uk/2021/01/faves390/ & https://freshonthenet.co.uk/2021/05/faves404/

Have over 200 plays on national radio

Downer Disco - Album of the Week on 2FM, Newstalk, KCLR FM, WLR FM, Ocean FM

Recipient of Irish Arts Council Music Stimulus Grant

'Out of Your Mind' features in closing credits for slasher film 'Nefarious' & 3 tracks feature in Irish TV series 'The Importance of Being Whatever'

Festival appearances include Irish Music Week, Other Voices, Indiependence & Vantastival

The Crayon Set are:

Robert Baker - Vocals, Guitars, Synths

Kate Dineen - Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Percussion

George Guilfoyle - Bass, Double Bass, Guitars, Vocals

Phil Casey - Drums, Percussion

Finn O’Reilly - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Vocals

Praise for 'Lost Languages':
"Pop music at its glorious best" Joe.ie
"I’m finding it difficult to summon up worthy praise for this delicately beautiful album .. our album of the year". Musician.ie
"An Upbeat Gem" The Irish Times
"One of my top ten albums of the year" Piggledy Pop (France)
"An assured and mature opus" Hot Press Magazine
"Lost Languages is beautifully crafted & one of the year's most intriguing offerings" For the Rabbits (UK)

Links:
Official Website: www.thecrayonset.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04ThsyIJpKw
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecrayonset
Twitter: @thecrayonset
Insta: www.instagram.com/thecrayonset
Music / Shop: https://thecrayonset.bandcamp.com/

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