Alex Smyth Live (Free Show)
Venue: The Loft
Saturday, 13th October 2018
Doors: 11:00pm - 3:00am
Ambient and Electronic artist Alex Smyth plays a special Free late show in The Grand Social with special guests SYLK & Qwasi to celebrate the release of his new single ESCORT.
The release of Alex’s debut EP ‘The Utopian Dream has brought him great success in Ireland and was described and was named the 3rd best EP in 2017 by Remy Connolly – “One thing you can say for sure about Alex Smyth and The Utopian Dream Ep is that he totally at ease melding different sub genres into the instrumental electronic aesthetic of his music”. Nialler9 also credited Alex’s music as ““A little bit Low-Fi, aa little bit Baleric and a little bit Chill-Wave” as well as describing The Utopian Dream EP as – ‘’Well-titled, as the music is designed to lull you into a sense of calm and security within it.’’
With this release of Escort Alex continues to give listeners exactly what he intends – “Alex Smyth always manages to give a warm chill to his music, new single ESCORT exemplifies his modus operandi very well” “The track also gives off the same feeling you experience at his live shows, the thunder is short but overt, yet everything you feel and hear is based firmly in a bedrock of comfort and haut-ambience.” – Remys Music and film Blog September 2018.
SYLK ARE AN ELECTRONIC DUO BASED IN DUBLIN. FORMING IN LATE 2016, THEY SHOWCASE A DISTORTED BLACK AND WHITE SOUND ALONG WITH NOISE, HARMONY AND VISUALS. SYLK ARE BASS HEAVY, RHYTHMIC, CINEMATIC AND LYRICALLY DARK. FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT SINGLE ‘AM I ALONE’, SYLK WERE NAMED AS THE IRISH TIMES ‘NEW ARTIST OF THE WEEK’ AND DESCRIBED BY NIALLER9 AS A “CROSS BETWEEN MASSIVE ATTACK AND FKA TWIGS”. SYLK’S DEBUT EP ‘NWYR’ IS AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR ONLINE MUSIC STORES.
Experimental Electronic Project started in 2017 by Dublin based Musician and Producer Eric Fitzgerald.