Hidden Agenda presents
SAINT PEPSI (LIVE)
^ Upstairs ^
We are really excited to bring one of the most exciting up and coming acts of late ‘Saint Pepsi’ to Ireland for the first time. This show will be in the intimate setting of Whelans upstairs, with such an up close and personal show on the way this one is not to be over looked as he is set for big things in 2015. With very limited tickets available we strongly suggest you pick yours up asap!
Saint Pepsi started in December 2012 as an Ableton exercise, but is now 21-year-old Ryan DeRobertis’ main outlet for songwriting and production. As DeRobertis developed his sampling technique, he branched out into disco and funk music. The netlabel Keats Collective released the Hit Vibes album in May 2013. Around the same time, Saint Pepsi received even more attention for his “Call Me Maybe” remix, a captivating re-working of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit.
Since then, DeRobertis has been focusing on exploring the weird side of pop music. “I’m drawn to tuneful melodies; complex chord structures; outlandish synths and drums; and I like to take pop a capellas and see how I can warp the songs while keeping the melodies almost entirely intact,” he says. DeRobertis sums up his ambitions simply: “I want to make pop music for freaks, basically.”
THE BEDROOM (UK)
The Bedroom is an audiovisual project by Galway native Olan Stephens (Previously of Belfast Math Pop quartet Eatenbybears )
The Bedroom produces a distinct blend of experimental pop with an emphasis on bass & beat heavy production. This sound is presented with a visual palette exploring the surreal and the abstract through found footage from the minds of the young & the lost.
Debut EP ‘The Graveyard Of Ambition’ was released March 2014
“The Graveyard of Ambition’ has a swagger worth sticking around for, with opening track The Big Up gloriously bombastic.” – Aoife Barry, Irish Times
“Although the sound+visual double-header made our hearts skip a beat, we’re struggling to resist hitting the replay button over and over again.” – Ana Leorne, The 405
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.