Talos is Eoin French, from Cork in Ireland. He makes patient, plaintive electronic pop music. He arrived in late 2014, with the mesmerising ‘Tethered Bones’, the dreamy production proved a perfect platform for French’s powerful voice and rewarding words.
It saw a full release in December of that year, with B-side ‘Bloom’ reaching further into the depths. He closed 2015 with a second single, the bleakly beautiful ‘In Time’, recently featured in hit ABC series ‘Guilt’, in the US.
He released his EP, ‘O Sanctum’, in August, which includes the single ‘Your Love Is An Island’ - produced by Talos and Ian Ring, and mixed by Valgier at Greenhouse Studios in Iceland - and remixes from Maps and Sin Fang.
Live, Talos expands out to a six piece - recent shows include Other Voices, Body and Soul and a sold out Irish tour in late 2016.
Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, are Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.
Since their formation, the band have toured extensively throughout Ireland, the UK and Germany. They made their US debut in March 2016 with multiple showcases at SXSW, and have had notable performances in Paris and Warsaw. Numerous festival appearances include BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival, and an impressive live TV performance on RTE's Other Voices.
2017 has already seen the band perform at Eurosonic, as well as support Lisa Hannigan at a sold out London show in the Roundhouse.
'Bewitching, that’s Saint Sister [...] It’s a striking, at times quite intense piece of work; it unfolds patiently, with a rare sense of grace' – Clash Magazine
'Theirs is a strong, resonant, magnetic sound, with a clear folk influence in the wash, but one where the spooky, full-bodied songs they’re digging out also come with a lot of melodic gumption' – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
'Their music is folk, pastoral and dreamy with its pop eyes wide open' – Nialler9