Whelan’s Upstairs • Fri 27th Oct 2023
Having just formed in April 2021, Dublin based artist wornoc (aka Conor Walsh) has carved out a niche in forward-pushing alternative-electronic sounds from these shores. At the heart of his craft is a sensibility rooted in the push-and-pull of post-rock – all gossamer phrases one moment and surging release the next – inspired by the likes of God Is An Astronaut, Massive Attack and Bonobo. Having championed the likes of Rock Sound Magazine, BBC Introducing, RTÉ and Hot Press Magazine, it’s clear there is something special and novel to his work, sounds that are far removed from what’s going on in the Irish music scene. wornoc’s music is cinematic, intense and emotional. Driven by infectious grooves, lush ambient textures, melodic guitar riffs and electronic music. To date, wornoc has collaborated with highly renowned musicians – Andrew Marshall (drummer for Billie Eilish), Justin Nace (Ex member of PVRIS), Josh Manual (ISSUES) and Brian Finnegan (Flook).
“wornoc provides an intricate, delicate and technically brilliant display of music being built from the ground up” – Rock Sound
“Truly incredible music” – Dan Hegarty, 2FM
“Stunning, emotional, relaxing, intense and cinematic” – Hot Press
Debut Album ‘Motionless’
Released last November, the self-released debut album ‘Motionless’ has been over a year and a half in the making. Produced in wornoc’s purpose built home studio, the 9-track album showcases various genres of music that has shaped the sound of this project; post-rock, electronica and traditional Irish music. The record also features renowned whistle/flute player Brian Finnegan of the band Flook
Quote: “It’s a relief to finally release this album to the world. A year and a half ago, this project was meant to be just a creative outlet in an attempt to write music that was out of my comfort zone, along with educating myself on how to become a better producer/mixing engineer. I never thought it was going to be something that would have been well received by so many people, let alone allow me to collaborate with such great artists like Brian Finnegan, Andrew Marshall (Billie Eilish), Thief Club and more. The next step in this project is to hit the road with the album. I am so grateful that the lads in God Is An Astronaut had me on the bill for their Irish dates in October, they are such a big influence on wornoc. For my headline shows in January I am pumped to get a big band together to really showcase the tracks in a light that it truly deserves.”
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€14.50 available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos