Friday / Dé hAoine
Talos makes his Feile na Bealtaine debut with a special solo show in St James’ Church. Fresh off the back of his Artist of the Year nomination at the recent Choice Awards, the Cork-based artist will perform songs from his three albums: 2017’s breakthrough debut, Wild Alee; 2019’s Far Out Dust and last year’s Dear Chaos.
Talos is the Cork, Ireland-based artist, Eoin French. He released his debut album, Wild Alee, in 2017. Dubbed “a spectacularly assured debut deserving of a wide audience” by The Irish Times, it received a nomination for the Choice Music Prize in his native Ireland, and led to extensive touring in Ireland, the UK and Europe, alongside slots at the Bon Iver-helmed 37d03d/People festival in NYC, and a debut US TV appearance.
The album – featuring artwork based on the painting “The Fall Of Icarus” by Pieter Breugel – was written and recorded over a tumultuous two-year period, largely coming to life in west Cork, where Talos is based. Featuring contributions from long-time production partner Ross Dowling; producers Brian Joseph and and Icelandic composer Atli Örvarsson – and a first ever cover, in the shape of Brian Eno and John Cale’s ‘Spinning Away’ – Talos describes it as a record that “sounds like a place.” He adds: “I make music visually. It’s image-based in my mind. These stories are cast out across the cliffs, the landscape, the roads. It’s all in there.”