Trad meets indie rock in free show from DáithíOctober 12, 2012 - 7:00am
Fiddler and beatmaker Dáithí plays a free show in the Róisín Dubh on Saturday next, October 13. The Ballyvaughan born musician released his debut EP, Embrace last year, and has been busy touring and composing since. He returned to the the Electric Picnic this year, where he played a well-received set on the main stage in the Body and Soul arena. Dáithí has also played high support slots to the XX and DJ Shadow.
Blissfully nerdy in his approach, Dáithí uses loopstations, kaoss Pads, synthesisers, effects pedals and drum machines to create a sound that’s centred around the fiddle.
“To put it very simply, what I use are loop stations which are basically things that let you record anything that you want live,” Dáithí says.
“Basically, I can play a melody and then I’ll play it in a loop and then I can put them on top of each other. I’m building up a one-man band and there’s a whole pile of different influences. There’s a traditional side of things and there’s an indie-rock side of things.”
The Embrace EP was recorded in Galway City’s Forge Studio and was produced and engineered by David Phelan, formerly of Galway band Lost Chord. The EP was mastered by Nilesh Patel at the Exchange in London; his previous mastering works include artists such as Friendly Fires, The XX, Justice, Crystal Castles, and Daft Punk.
Also playing on the night are Young Wonder and Adult Rock. Doors 9pm.