Time & Location
22 Oct 2019, 20:00
The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland
About The Event
Live at The Grand Social
22 nd October 2019
Tickets €16.00 inclusive of booking fee, on sale Friday at 10AM
Aiken Promotions proudly presents Orville Peck live at The Grand Social, 22 nd October
2019. Tickets €16.00 inclusive of booking fee, on sale Friday at 10AM.
Orville’s debut album, Pony, was released in March. The album delivers a diverse collection of
stories that sing of heartbreak, revenge and the unrelenting tug of the cowboy ethos. Warm lap
steel guitars and echoing drums move through dreamy ballads and sometimes near frantic
buzzsaw tunes - all the while paying homage to his country music roots.
Pony’s lead single “Dead of Night” is a torch song about two hustlers traveling through Nevada
desert. Their whirlwind romance takes us on a dusty trail of memories - racing down canyon
highways, hitchhiking through casino towns and ultimately, ending in tragedy. Orville recalls the
adventures of his young love, as he watches the boys silently pass him on the strip, haunted by
the happy memories of his past.
On the campfire lullaby, “Big Sky,” Orville sings about his past lovers - an aloof biker, an
abusive boxer and an overly protective jailor in the Florida Keys - and the inevitable demise of
each one, as he leaves them for the wide open, big sky.
Meanwhile “Turn To Hate” finds Orville struggling to keep his resentment from building into
hatred. A continuous battle between embracing the strength and freedom of being an outsider,
and the inevitable struggle of wanting normalcy and familiarity. It encapsulates Orville's
dilemma as a cowboy. He sings about having to constantly repair situations in his wake, and
fighting with himself over his decision making. To stay or go; to cry or not; whether to leave
without saying goodbye in order to soften the blow; All the while wishing someone would tell him
that they "can't stay," and to make the decision for him.
And “Buffalo Run” acts as a warning, a song built around the imagery of stampeding buffalo in
the badlands of the Northern Plains. It’s one that begins peacefully enough but soon transcends
into a kinetic charge that crescendos as the buffalo are headed off the cliffside.