15 Nov 2013 (21:00)
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Recognised for sometime as one of Ireland’s most evocative lyricists, Adrian’s gift lies, not only in his poetic flair with words, but in his unerring ability to set those lyrics against an irresistibly affecting musical backdrop, often recalling the spare, reflective potency of Lambchop or Leonard Cohen.
Since recording with Steve Albini in 2001, the Malta born/ Galway raised musician has steadily been honing his craft and gathering followers for his understated music and arresting baritone.
In late 2007 Adrian Crowley released his fourth album Long Distance Swimmer thus marking a turning point in the Dublin based musician’s career.This album saw him being nominated for the aforementioned Choice Music Prize for best album of 2007. It was also voted number one in The Irish Independent’s top ten albums of the year (and recently included in the book, ’101 Irish albums you must hear before you die’!)
He was once famously name checked by Ryan Adams in a interview with Rolling Stone as one of the American songwriter's favourite underground artists.
Autumn 2012 saw the worldwide release of Adrian Crowley’s sixth album, I See Three Birds Flying on iconic Scottish label, Chemikal Underground Records. It was the follow up to 2009?s Season of the Sparks which won the prestigious Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year.
I See Three Birds Flying was also nominated for the Meteor Choice Music Prize, his third nomination for the annual, highly prestigious award.
France’s Les Inrockutiples has featured Crowley as album of the issue, describing him as L’ensorceleur !’ (The sorcerer!)He has also featured recently in Oor magazine (The Netherlands) and Rolling Stone, Germany.
Since the release of 'I See Three Birds Flying', Crowley has been touring Europe extensively with festival appearances at 'Le Guess Who?', Eurosonic, Take Root among others.
He is currently working on a new full length album but for the moment we can look forward to a special album which is due for release in late November. The album which is entitled 'My Yoke is Heavy' is a collaboration with James Yorkston and is a collection of the songs of Daniel Johnston. It will be released on Chemikal Underground Records and will be available on vinyl as well as CD and DL.
What the press said:
‘He has created an exquisite album, that is reminiscent of sinking into a warm bath, a completely immersive experience that soothes, salves and clears the mind’ The Irish Times
‘He has created an exquisite album, tsinking into a warm bath, a completely immersive experience that soothes, salves and clears the mind’ The Irish Times
‘Crowley’s songwriting is quietly spectacular’ Irish Independent **** Mojo