Slow Place Like Home
‘Slow Place Like Home' is the music of producer/musician Keith Mannion.
Based in the forests of Donegal, in the Atlantic North-West of Ireland, he has already released a series of EPs and a debut album ‘Romola' in 2015.
The following year saw him release the double A-sided singles 'Tiger Lilly' & 'Friday' on special edition limited 10" vinyl.
Mannion's sophomore album ‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’ has just been released on Special Edition 12”Vinyl and digital formats, on Galway's Strange Brew Rekkids.
He has played live shows with, Fujita & Miyagi, Dan Deacon, Squarepusher, Perfume Genius, Day Wave, Ezra Furman, Moodoïd, Prince Rama, Glass Animals and Pantha Du Prince. And collaborated with luminaries such as Fearghal McKee (Whipping Boy) & The Cyclist (Stones Throw Records).
“A tour de force of everyman ennui” - The Sunday Times
“When I See You… Ice Cream! is a record that clearly isn’t playing ball. But it mirrors a certain outsider mettle and mindset that has set Slow Place Like Home that little bit apart from his more industry-minded peers. One of the Irish albums of the past year, at the very - least.” - The Quietus.
"Some songs here you could actually dance to, others are more for spacing out, but there's not a single dud in this collection. This is sweet-tasting ice cream indeed... with sonic sprinkles." - Hot Press Magazine.
"One of the finest producers in Ireland and one of my favourite artists anywhere on Earth right now" - Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio 6/ Radio Ulster.
"There’s a firm sense of a musician very close to deserved crossover success. ★★★★" - The Irish Times
"Based in the rural depths of Donegal, Ireland, SlowPlaceLikeHome is a remarkably unique talent. The producer/musician's semi-exile from cultural conduits has seemingly allowed him to do exactly as he pleases and it works!" - Clash Magazine.
"Sumptuous offerings, from a candid, yet bizarre musical source, Mannion twists the knife with his three-dimensional hooks" - NME magazine.
“One of the albums of the year, without doubt." - Dan Hegarty, RTE 2FM.
"The project of Keith Mannion has morphed from bedroom electronic project to a full live band in recent years and new album When I See You…Ice Cream! is affirmation of his new inclusive ethos." - Nialler9.
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