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Tue 28th Jun 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

FM Attack is known for being one of the pioneers who helped to create the synthwave movement.

Ryan Gosling said it during an interview while promoting the film Drive – It was 2011 and two years since FM Attack released his 1980s-Synth infused debut album Dreamatic in 2009, ”I was listening to Glass Candy and Nic was listening to Kavinsky and Matt was listening to, like, FM Attack,” Gosling says. ”All this sort of dark disco, this hyper-romantic electronic music with this menacing undertone, so we were just aligned on a lot of levels.”

Since his debut album, FM Attack signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music which led to numerous remixes from artists such as Tegan & Sara, Trans-X, PNAU, Tesla Boy and Richard Marx. The sophomore album “Deja Vu” was released to critical acclaim in 2013 and hailed as a dreamwave classic.

FM Attack has performed live across the world, taking in cities from Vancouver to New York and London to Berlin.

“While his previous albums drew heavily from disco and had a more upbeat and dance feel, his newest album “Stellar” is filled with postpunk and new wave vibes. This updated sound is unique and fantastic, creating a more wistful and nostalgic feel to the signature FM Attack style and is sure to influence artists in the years to come. An instant classic.”

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€16.50 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.