Hope you're having a lovely summer.
Would be great to see some of you at our upcoming gigs:
Bray SummerFest - Bray - 20th July
Indiependence Festival - Cork - 2nd August
Tumbleweed Love Session, The Cobblestone, Dublin - 10th Aug
For any new fans, our album is available for €5:http://thecrayonset.bandcamp.com/album/the-crayon-set. It's gotten some great reviews:
"The Crayon Set are as catchy as a virus. If you're looking for the kind of purity in indie-pop that you thought had gone missing far too many years ago, then their debut album will see you so right you'll never be wrong again”. Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
“Perfect Pop”. Hot Press
“4/5. An indie orchestra favourably compared to the likes of Arcade Fire and Belle & Sebastian.” Mark Kavanagh, The Daily Star
“This is an album packed with up-tempo infectious indie from a group with a gift for creating memorable hooks”. Entertainment.ie
Chat again soon!
The Crayon Set
Album Launch / Gigs / Free Stuff!
We're really looking forward to the album launch on the 21st April.
The album is available to pre-order now from:
It can be purchased as a digital download for €5 or the CD can be ordered for €7. Artwork is by our very Kama and it looks pretty swanky if we do say so ourselves! It will also be available in selected record stores in Ireland, including Tower Records in Dublin.
To get you in the mood please click "download" below for a FREE mp3 of current single "No.1 Fan":
For our album launch we will be playing Whelans in Dublin on 21st April. We will be joined on the night by the amazing Heritage Centre (http://heritagecentre.bandcamp.com)
Sorry – it’s been a while!
Firstly, many thanks to everyone who checked out our debut single “I Wanted You” and for the lovely feedback – and all of you who came to our gigs across the autumn. And all of you lovely bloggers and radio stations who’ve been playing it. Your cheques are in the post.
Some quick headlines for you:
Gigs – we’ll be doing some smaller ones around Dublin across March including one or 2 little acoustic sets, which are always good fun.
Album Launch – yes finally happening. We’ll be releasing the album on 21st April.
The launch gig will be in Whelans on the 21st April with special guests Heritage Center joining us on the night. Lots more details to follow.
The initial reviews of the album have been very encouraging. Irish Times rock-critic, Tony Clayton-Lea, has described the forthcoming album "If you're looking for the kind of purity in indie-pop that you thought had gone missing far too many years ago, then their debut album will see you so right you'll never be wrong again".
We’ve also been demoing new songs – album 2 is pretty much in the bag before album 1 is released! It’s sounding great if we do say so ourselves!
That’s all for now – oh watch out for our tunes on some tv programmes and such like – can’t keep track of times and dates though! Until next time.
I Wanted You (Video)
11 Sep 2012
Check out our video for "I Wanted You"
September Crayon News (in Brief)
7 Sep 2012
We're all confused - the summer is over, but the sun arrives (well in Ireland anyways..). What is going on?!
Anyways, the video for the single "I Wanted You" is all done and dusted - have a look - just click the You Tube link above. If you'd like a FREE copy of the single and one or 2 other crayon goodies just leave your email address on the right there and we'll send on. We're very nice people really, aren't we?!
In other news, Sam Saarsteiner has just joined us on drums (check out his old band TransAutoRadio - they're really cool) and Anna Keogh is back from her year out in Berlin to play some lovely oboe and to sing some beautiful harmonies.
Bye now - stop by again soon - or better still come and see us play. Until next month...
Crayon Summer News & Stuff
25 Jul 2012
Hey there, we are having a super fun summer - hope you are too!
What have we been up to? So, we have just got our mastered album back. Big thanks to Eric James at Philosphers Barn Mastering - it's sounding great and we're all really proud of it - it's been literally years in the making. Will be releasing a single “I Wanted You” from the album in September and hope to have the video (directed by Jasmina Jasinska) wrapped up in the next few weeks. We also have been working on about 10 brand new songs - and we tried out a few live last week at our Whelans gig. They seem to go down really well!
In sadder news, after nearly 2 years behind the kit, Pete will be moving on due to work commitments. He bowed out in grand style at our gig in Whelans last week. Will miss you big man!
That's it. Oh yeah – please sign up to the side there and get lots of exclusives, free stuff etc. Don’t worry - will only send something on every month or so... and only good stuff.
And that’s your crayon update.
April Crayon News Bulletin
2 Apr 2012
We recently spent some time in the lovely Bluebird studios finishing the mixing for the album and recording 2 brand new songs which we're really pleased with - "Sick Days" and "What Happened to Me?". Despite Nick our producer nearly dying from Flu (possibly just severe man-flu) - we think it's sounding great!
The 2 tracks will be available to be streamed on Facebook for the month of April. Further details on the album release to follow over the next few weeks also!
In gig news, some pics from our last few gigs-Stag's Head and The Grand Social now available.
Looking forward to playing the inaugural Camden Crawl Festival in Dublin this May and also doing an intimate gig in Bewleys Theatre, Dublin. Hopefully lots more gigs and festivals to follow over the summer!
We have also started filming a video for "I Wanted You" which will be the first single from the album.
And that's your Crayon update!
The Crayon (Acoustic) Set
29 Jan 2012
We will be playing some acoustic gigs in Dublin this Feb - these include The Nighthawks Sessions in The Cobalt Cafe and The Brownbread Mixtape in The Stag's Head.
We're looking forward to doing some stripped down acoustic versions of our tunes and to trying out some new songs we're very excited about.
Hope to catch you there!
EP Launch Details
28 Oct 2011
We are proud to announce we will be releasing our debut EP on the 10th November. It has been designed as a sampler of our debut album, which is recorded and schedule for release in 2012.
We will be celebrating the launch with a special gig on the 10th November in The Button Factory (Dublin). Doors – 19:30.
Special guests the wonderful Cat Dowling and Hello Moon.
Crayon Songs to feature on new TV Series
26 Oct 2011
No.1 Fan, Wonderland and I Wanted You will feature in a new RTE 2 series called "The Importance of Being Whatever" which starts on the 25th October at 6.30pm. The songs will feature in eps 19, 21, 25 and 27 which will air Dec. 6th, 8th, 20th and 22nd. No. 1 Fan closes out the series in ep 27.
15 Oct 2011
We are proud to announce the official The Crayon Set Website will be launched on Monday October 17th .
It will be work in progress for the next few weeks so please bear with us while we make it a super online Crayon home!
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Just leave your email address here to receive a free MP3 of current single - "No.1 Fan". You will also receive very occasional other musical goodies, exclusives and the like!
|3 Dec||Dublin||The Grand Social|
|3 Oct||Dublin||The Workmans Club - Hard Working Class Heroes Festival|
|10 Aug||Dublin||Cobblestone - Tumbleweed Session|
|2 Aug||Mitchelstown, Cork||Indiependence Festival|
|20 Jul||Bray||Bray Summer Fest|
|14 Mar||Dublin||The Grand Social|
|5 Mar||Dublin||Workmans Club|
|15 Nov 2012||Dublin||The Grand Social|
|8 Oct 2012||Dublin||The Grand Social|
|22 Sep 2012||Dublin||Whelans|
|12 May 2012||Dublin||The Camden Crawl|
|25 Mar 2012||Dublin||Saucy Sunday @The Grand Social|
|29 Feb 2012||Dublin||Stag's Head - Brownbread Mixtape (upstairs)|
|4 Feb 2012||Dublin||Nighthawks @ The Cobalt Cafe|
|10 Nov 2011||Dublin||EP Launch @ The Button Factory|
|8 Oct 2011||Dublin||HWCH @ Sheeben Chic|
|23 Jul 2011||London||Clapham Common - Ben and Jerry's Sundae in the Common|