by Dylan Goodman
Dolittle are delighted to present a new series of shows in The Workman’s Club, focusing on the flourishing Irish music scene. Each of the shows will feature a threesome of Irish artists, brought together for a triple headliner. The opening show will take place on July 8th, featuring the fantastic Slow Place Like Home, Carriages and Bantum.
Slow Place Like Home is the brainchild of producer/musician Keith Mannion,who hails from the forests of Donegal. To date Mannion has released a series of EP’s and his debut album Romola to critical acclaim. He has been described by Lauren Laverne of BBC Radio Six as “New to me but simply beautiful” and has played at major Irish festivals such as Electric Picnic and Body & Soul.
Carriages formed in 2013, bringing together Harry Bookless’ beats and Aaron Page’s songwriting and vocals. The duo quickly released a Carriages EP and the Roots/Significant Landscapes single and performed at numerous venues and festivals around Ireland. Carriages took a step back from live performances in 2015 to record new material, surfacing with their third single, “Like A Child”. Jim Carroll of the Irish Times said this of Carriages third single: “Beautifully warm new track from Dublin duo Harry Bookless and Aaron Page pushing field recordings into the heart of a gorgeous melody”.
Finally, Bantum is an Alt. Electro act who has been making a name for himself over the last 6 years as one of Ireland’s leading Electro acts. Having released 5 EP’s in the space of 2 years, Bantum went on to release the critically acclaimed album “Legion” in 2012. So far 2016 has seen “Take It”, a collaboration with Irish/Sierra Leonean vocalist Loah, a track which Hot Press called an early contender for Irish song of the year. You can expect to hear some upcoming material during his energetic live sets.