Willow Sea & Guests, 21:30, Electric Picnic, Sunday

Huge congrats to Pourtraits for winning the King of the Mic rap battle in Dublin last week. Awesomely, he’ll be supporting Xzibit and B-Real in the Voodoo Lounge on September 25th. Pourtraits is playing the Earthship Stage at Electric Picnic on Sunday at 22:00 as part of Willow Sea & Guests.

If you’re at the Picnic, you should come check him out. He’s an amazing lyricist, and the kid can spit that shit like nobody’s business.


Also guests of Willow Sea are the folktacular New Pope, and the weirdly sexy Broken Hounds. It’s going to be brilliant.

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Grounds For Invasion album wrapped

Hooray! We finished recording the vocals for GFI’s debut album yesterday. I’ve a couple of days to finish mixing it and then it’s off to the marvelous Carl Saff for mastering next week. It’s scheduled for release in November, we’re plotting a tour of Ireland around that time to get the word out.

In the meantime, two of the new tracks will be getting their live debut at Citóg in The Cellar, Galway on August 27th, before we play our biggest gig to date on the Body & Soul Stage at Electric Picnic on Saturday, August 30th.


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Very pleased to announce…

Willow Sea Introduces: New Pope, Pourtraits, Broken Hounds

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I’m delighted to have been asked by the good people at Body & Soul to host a selection of up-and-coming musical talent on the Earthship Stage at Electric Picnic.

Here’s a little bit about the three acts:

New Pope

New Pope are an acoustic folk duo based in Galway City on the west coast of Ireland.New Pope combine nylon-string guitar, accordion drone, female harmonies and thoughtful lyrics to create a warm lush sound that is reminiscent at times of Fionn Regan, Neutral Milk Hotel and Neil Young.



Pourtraits is a hip-hop emcee/producer split between Wexford and Galway. Driven to redefine what we consider important as a society, his lyrics address spirituality as a key topic as well as meditation and mindfulness. He lives mostly in the country, outside urban areas, writing about nature and getting back to our roots.

Pourtraits’ debut album As Cycles Pass is currently being recorded and will be available for download in winter 2014.


Broken Hounds

Electronic Funk Punk Poetry from the West of Ireland. Featuring Willow Sea and Fia Rua.



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Fia Rua album is launched, and creating a bit of a buzz

Huge congratulations to Fia Rua who’s 3rd album (produced by Willow Sea) is getting universally positive reviews.

And why wouldn’t it? It’s a cracking album! You can stream it for free below (or you can buy it if you like). Do yourself a favour, press play.



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Update post

Been busy with a few small recording gigs the last while, hence the lack of updates.

Supported two great touring acts since my last post, The Delines and Jon Gomm. Buy The Delines album, go see Jon Gomm live.

Grounds For Invasion’s debut album is taking shape, we’ve 8 keeper tracks ready for adding vocals to, another 2 keepers and it’s off to Carl Saff for mastering. Expect a release date in September or October.

Speaking of GFI, we’ll be announcing our biggest gig to date in a couple of weeks. Very, very excited.

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