– DEBUT EP ‘BIKINI CROPS’ 06 MARCH 2020
– THE GREAT ESCAPE, DEERSHED & NEVERWORLD FESTIVAL SLOTS
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Conchúr White has kicked off 2020 with the release of his debut EP, ‘Bikini Crops EP’. Featuring 4 tracks Bikini Crops, Channing Tatum, Daisies & Nightdrives, the EP has been mixed by Matt Wiggins (London Grammar, Glass Animals, Horrors) and is available everywhere from today via Panoplea/Believe.
The video for lead track Bikini Crops has been beautifully animated by Brighton based
director Tom Denney.
Hailing from Co Armagh, Conchúr previously fronted the band Silences who achieved notable success in Ireland. Upon parting ways last year, Conchúr felt an outpouring of creativity and ended up writing and recording ten solo demo tracks in his bedroom over the course of just one month. The 4 tracks which now form the Bikini Crops EP all came to life during this period. Indicative of his raconteur nature, Conchúr (pronounced Conor)’s lyrical influences include the likes of Father John Misty, Lana Del Rey, Alex Turner, and Charles Bukowski. There’s a dream-like surrealism in White’s musical storytelling which he delivers with understated theatrical manner.
Conchúr first shared the tracks Daisies and Channing Tatum at the close of 2019.
coinciding with a run of tour dates supporting Villagers. Today’s EP release pre-empts a run of shows and festival appearances including Eastbound, The Great Escape, Body & Soul Festival, Deershed and Neverworld + support slots with John Grant.
17 March LONDON Moth Club (with DAVID KEENAN)
20 March LONDON Lafayette (with FINK)
13 May DUBLIN Eastbound Festival
14-16 May BRIGHTON The Great Escape
21 June WESTMEATH Body & Soul Festival
17 July CORK St Lukes (with JOHN GRANT)
18 July KILKENNY Cathedral (with JOHN GRANT)
19 July LETTERKENNY An Grianan Theatre (with JOHN GRANT)
24 July TOPCLIFFE Deershed Festival
31 Jul – 01 Aug HEVER, KENT Neverworld Festival
White introduces himself to the world as a theatrical raconteur with crystalline vocals…the charms of this track are hard to resist” THE WILD HONEY PIE
“With inflections of Jose Gonzalez, there is plenty of White’s trademark ethereal surrealism and narrative embellishments in the song” GIGWISE
“a cleverly woven track that gets everything right” FRESH ON THE NET
“a soft and brooding vocal reminiscent of Father John Misty or Sufjan Steven”
GET INTO THIS
“In less than two minutes the Irish raconteur delivers, what many would struggle to in a novel. A pure and heart wrenchingly relatable story of emotional torment.”
PARADISE BIRD THEORY
“a beautiful offering, perfectly framed by the wisps of production, the slender arrangement, and that slicing vocal” CLASH
” song that ebbs and flows in intensity. A compelling introduction to Conchúr White.
THE LAST MIXED TAPE
“This song is beautiful and at some point soon everything else by this Irishman will be listened to” LOUDER THAN WAR