White Collar Boy
Dublin, County Dublin
White Collar boy are a two piece electronic-garage group from Dublin. Gavin White and Mark Cummins met at Primavera Sound, and it was inevitable that their new friendship would end up with recordings and rapturous live shows.
Having formed in the summer of 2011, they have quickly started getting heads turned around Ireland having supported the likes of Factory Floor, Com Truise & Creep, as well as upcoming shows with Not Squares, Keep Shelly in Athens and Soul Clap.
Their first physical release is due out on May 25th 2012 on 12" vinyl and digital download.
"‘New tunes posted on Soundcloud as well as a recent support slot at Com Truise has me interested in the future of Dublin duo White Collar Boy. Noah’ with its insistent bass and saw synths (especially the second half payoff) and ‘Caps Lock’ featuring Gemma DunLovely are particular standouts."
‘Long Walk Home’ is the track that sets them apart, coming across like a long-lost Screamadelica track that Primal Scream are kicking themselves about. It’s simple but will entice you in to the groove, if you haven’t already been lured in by the other slick tracks beforehand. For a debut (physical release), Kinsale is about as polished as you can get.'
The Point of Everything
' White Collar Boy sound mightily impressive on wax (by which of course I mean SoundCloud), but their oft-peaceful electronica took on a whole different form in the upstairs crook of Whelan’s last eve. The dreamy, ambient grooves on their Solar Midnight mini-album gave way to freewheeling rhythms, razor-sharp hooks and periodically, bone-shaking thumps, made all the more charming with some eerie, booming vocals.'
- Hot Press
'Dublin duo White Collar Boy may have struck Urban gold with their svelte pop distillation of influences that range from Four Tet-twinkle to expansive house to sub-heavy r’n’b. It’s very earwormy, and very addictive. Gemma Dunlovely’s vocal contribution which takes on the character of a woman-scorned adds an air of cool detachment.'
'Very little else is known of White Collar Boy at all...heck, even the accompanied picture is mysterious! Never the less, you can expect our caped crusader to emerge from the shadows pretty soon, these songs are simply too good for anything else.'
- Stop The Lights Blog