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The Crayon Set return to Whelans to launch a brand new single “Attack”. Special Guests are Carriages.


Described by The Irish Times as “as catchy as a virus”, The Crayon Set first came to prominence in 2011 when they won a national competition to play the main stage of the Benny & Jerry’s Music Festival in London (with the likes of Ash, Ocean Colour Scene and Fun Lovin’ Criminals).

The 7-piece’s sound is a blend of Indie, Folk and Americana – there are catchy melodies, lots of energy, multi-part vocal harmonies and they employ a wide variety of instruments including double bass, violin, piano, trumpet, oboe, flute and banjo.

The Crayon Set released their debut album in April 2013. It was recorded in Leeders Farm Studios in the UK and their own home-built studio in Wicklow. It was mixed at the legendary Rockfield Studios. It was co-produced by Nick Brine (Teenage Fanclub, Super Furry Animals, Oasis). The band have a DIY ethic – from the recording of the album, to the artwork and the release of their music.

New Single “Attack” was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios with Karl Odlum (Gemma Hayes, Ham Sandwich) and is out on 31st March. It will be available from, &

Praise for The Crayon Set album:

“The Crayon Set are as catchy as a virus. If you’re looking for the kind of purity in indie-pop that you thought had gone missing far too many years ago, then their debut album will see you so right you’ll never be wrong again”.Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times

“Perfect Pop”. Hot Press

“4/5. An indie orchestra favourably compared to the likes of Arcade Fire and Belle & Sebastian.” Mark Kavanagh, The Daily Star

“This is an album packed with up-tempo infectious indie from a group with a gift for creating memorable hooks”.

Official Website:
Twitter: @thecrayonset


Carriages are a new experimental folk two-piece made up of producer Harry Bookless (Little Xs for Eyes) and singer-songwriter Aaron Page (Water Cycle). Formed in 2012, Carriages have recorded from bedroom studios to the National Concert Hall, but some of their most exciting work is done outdoors, where Harry collects the found sounds from which he spins intricate beats and soundscapes to accompany Aaron’s delicate songwriting and guitar work.

As their sonics move between the open spaces of nature and the studio, Carriages’ songs touch consistently on themes of movement and travel – on the everyday journeys we all undertake, however insignificant they may seem at first. By drawing out the music in the objects that surround us and setting it alongside traditional songwriting Carriages create a kind of new folk music that speaks to the modern world, as well as to the rich history of folk music.

Forests, beaches, abandoned rooms – these are the places from which Carriages draw their sounds. Listening to their music will take you there.



€5 on the door

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


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, 12am).