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Talos have confirmed their biggest Dublin headline show to date on Friday December 6th at The Olympia Theatre.

Plus special guests, ROSIE CARNEY & EMMET KIRWAN

Tickets on sale here.

A lot of this new record was written in transit,” says Eoin French, the Irish artist better  known as Talos. “Being away from the safety of my home and my studio allowed me to really take the shackles off and create in a different way. It was a terrifying feeling sometimes, but it was also really rewarding.”While  Talos will always be deeply connected to his native Ireland, his stunning sophomore album, ‘Far Out Dust,’ draws on a far wider perspective, melding tracks written and recorded in New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Cork, and Reykjavik.  

The  influence  of the unknown  runs deep here, invigorating  French’s haunting blend of organic  and electronic music with a gorgeous  sense of discovery and wonder. But where  Talos’ acclaimed debut, ‘Wild Alee,’ was a solitary  affair about isolation and escape, ‘Far Out Dust’ finds  French and his longtime production partner, Ross Dowling (James  Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1), branching out to explore new sounds and  spaces, teaming up with a slew of collaborators including producers Doug  Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Wet) and Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Feist), drummer Ian Chang (Son Lux), and mixer Damian  Taylor (Bjork, Arcade Fire).

The result  is both French’s  most confident songwriting  and his most sophisticated  studio work yet, an album that  oscillates between hushed introspection and explosive ecstasy as it grapples with the pain of doubt and regret.“The only way to make this album was to open the doors up,” explains French. “I knew  I wanted to bring in people who had very different expertise than I had, people who were better players and better producers who could really push me.”Part of that bold new outlook  stemmed from the remarkable success of ‘Wild Alee,’ which was met with such a rapturous critical and commercial response that French was able to leave his second life as an architect and  university lecturer behind and devote himself to touring and recording full time.  

Hailed  by the Irish Times as “a spectacularly assured debut,” the album was met with raves on both sides  of the pond upon its release in 2017, with The Independent calling it “stunning” and the New York Times’ T Magazine praising the songs’ “taut, chilling complexity.”  In addition, the record garnered love from BBC Radio 1, racked up more than 25 million streams on Spotify, made the shortlist for the prestigious RTÉ Choice  Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year, and earned Talos (which performs live as a six-piece) a sold-out release tour along with festival appearances,  including Electric Picnic, Latitude, All Together Now and more; tours with Aurora, Peter, Bjorn and John and Editors, plus, in April and May 2019, debut headline tours of the US, the UK and EU, and four dates in China.

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