Ain will play the following
May 1st, May 7th, May 13th and May 22nd.
WHELANS (Upstairs), Dublin
TICKETS: 10 Euro - includes booking fee
There will be different guests on each night.
Doors are at 8pm.
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"There's a bit of Neil Young to his raw-boned croon, and
more than a bit of the Bad Seeds to the lurid pictures he paints
of his "dead-eyed mistress". Excellent listening for the
bleak midwinter." - Caroline Sullivan / The Guardian
"Wanna take a walk down some interesting folk pathways?
Here's a good place to start!" - Kevin Courtney
/ Irish Times
"With a six-string at his disposal he bares
his soul and taps into the barely there, slow-picking intensity
of the gloomier Delta blues guys, albeit with a sweet voice that
makes him more akin to Will Oldham". - Chris Parkin
/ Time Out (London)
"This mini-album of folksy-blues from Kildare
man Ain is so quietly tender that you get the impression he recorded
the tracks next to asleeping baby. There's a whiff of Willy Mason
and a young Ben Kweller in the vocals, which compliments the sparseness
of the lone guitar accompaniment" -
Una Mullally / Sunday Tribune
“Imagine a skinny white indie kid tackling the Delta blues
of Mississippi John Hurt…Amazing.” - NME
"Recalling the ambient shredding Durutti Column, Close
to Cotton is seductively down tempo, an album ripe with nuance and
sad eerie melodies" - Ed Power / Hot Press
"(Close to Cotton) one of the most addictive 20 minutes
of addictive acoustic guitar ramblings from an Irish singer-songwriter
in quite awhile" - John Joe Worrall / STATE Magazine
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This is his story so far.....
is from Kildare, Ireland.
He came to Dublin as a teenager
Started a band with some friends, called The Opiates.
a couple of years and the desire to be Thurston Moore has since
subsided, to be replaced by a bevy of influences – the most
rooted of which stem from the deep south delta blues of Mississippi
John Hurt, Walter Tangle Eye Jackson and the like.
haunting howls of Skip James on “Devil
Got My Woman,” invoked today with all relevance in
This is the skewd folk-blues of Ain's laments.
From the Delta
blues and a host of other influences from My Bloody Valentine through
Mazzy Star to Suicide, that Ain's off-kilter, Folk-Blues emerged.
His song writing treads a path between the raw, beauty of Will Oldham
and the depraved solace of Elliott Smith - “I like the
idea of finding comfort in the appeal of bad things, depraved things…
And it goes well with the themes of death, boredom and well…”.
took his EKO guitar to London Town and earlier this summer, entered
2Khz Studio with Ian Grimble in West London and the result is the
gloriously understated, six-track mini-album, 'Close To
Spill Our Hands
Close To Cotton
To Cotton” is now available on CD or download.
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