PADDY HANNA, Junior Brother & Swimmers Jackson
Monday 22nd October. The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St. London
"On Frankly, I Mutate, he has mutated into something rather unique and incredibly interesting indeed.” The Irish Times
“Inspired stuff” 8/10 – Hot Press
“As brilliantly distinctive as they come” **** Sunday Business Post
“Simply wonderful” 9/10 The Last Mixed Tape
"One of the most promising young songwriters in Ireland” – Stereogum
“Barnstorming” – NME
“Elegant, absorbing stuff” – Loud & Quiet
Hanna’s songwriting has always sat somewhere between awkwardness and charm, his songs rich and lavish, recalling the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Scott Walker. Hanna has an authenticity other musicians strive towards.
An idiosyncratic, challenging and richly lyrical singer/ songwriter, Junior Brother is the pseudonym of 24 year-old Co. Kerry, Ireland native Ronan Kealy. Fusing elements of Irish and English folk with a deeply unique sensibility.
"He sings in a voice that makes no concession to the conventional approach of knocking off corners to gain acceptance, and he is all the better for it." Hot Press Magazine
"Irreverent is too small a word to describe Kerry singer Junior Brother. Armed with a battered acoustic guitar and a tambourine, his gaunt and guttural tunes sing with a gallows humour that will chime with anyone who’s been dragged up in Ireland between the triangulation/strangulation points of church, school and da drink." Alan Corr, RTÉ
Swimmers Jackson's sunkissed indie-pop brought me straight back to the 1990s, with Laguna a particularly great track(...) - Aoife Barry - The Irish Times.
Swimmer's show a similar passion for pop-driven alternative rock as Bouts but with a more biting and moody edge. dynamic undulating guitars and catchy vocals - GroundFloorGo