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Dublin-based The Crayon Set specialise in hook-filled, alternative pop. The band was founded by main songwriter Robert Baker and the first line-up of the band released their eponymous debut album in 2013. It is filled choc-a-bloc with infectious, uptempo indie pop songs. The Irish Times described it as “as catchy as a virus”. Its follow up ‘Lost Languages’ was released in 2017. The album was in part a tribute to many of their favourite 'Americana' artists. It featured Kate Dineen on guest vocals who went on to become a full-time member of the band. Musician.ie made it their Irish album of the year.
Their new album 'Downer Disco' was released in Sept 2021. It was recorded with producer Stephen Shannon at Experimental Audio in Dublin in 2019. The release was put on hold due to Covid ’19. It is their strongest album to-date filled with their trademark expertly-crafted pop songs & dual girl-boy vocal interplay - this time with added synth-pop & electronic goodness. It was Album of the Week on 2FM and Newstalk amongst other stations and made several Top 10 albums of the year lists.
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Robert Baker - Vocals, Guitars, Synths
Kate Dineen - Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Percussion
George Guilfoyle - Bass, Double Bass, Guitars, Vocals
Phil Casey - Drums, Percussion
Finn O’Reilly - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Vocals