David Keenan expands on latest album Crude (Dec 22) with the new five track “CRUDE BOYO EP”- 24/3/23.
“David Keenan, is one of Ireland’s finest. Gaining a reputation as a true artist, merging poetry and song as he worked his way up through the live circuit, went viral from singing in a taxi, roved off to Liverpool in search of The La’s Lee Mavers, went to London to make it and came back to Ireland in time to find it there with a record deal and an album to make.
By 2020, he earnt a number 1 in Ireland’s independent charts, with his debut The Beginners Guide To Bravery being the best selling vinyl in the country. But as shown by his latest album Crude, and this new EP coming only months later, it wasn’t enough. Following the stunning 2021 album WHAT THEN? Keenan left his label, and has been only better for it since.” – Lucy Harbron Gigwise Magazine.
The new songs detail; an ode to hometown angst, the hazards of human interaction while biscuit shopping, coping with digital bombardment & beyond.
As well as offering subversive lyrical studies & coming full circle with the universal hometown anthem “El Paso”, the new EP gives us examples of some fresh musical dynamics.
Saxophone, Double Bass , Piano and Jazz chord combinations hint at new textures, all the while maintaining Keenan’s trademark social commentary and raw, live sound.
David is back on the road in 23’ for his CRUDE TOUR which will include European, Irish and UK dates as well as his biggest headline Irish gig to date in The National Concert Hall Dublin on September 13th (tickets on sale 24/3/23 at 10am via NCH.IE. UK dates include Manchester Deaf Institute on Sunday 11 June and London Bush Hall on Thursday 15 June. Tickets available via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Having decided to go Independent last year, 23′ is already promising to be a springboard year for the Dundalk artist.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.