Patrick Kelleher is a 24 year-old musician based in Dublin, Ireland, although he spent much of his childhood in the English town of Rugby.
His music varies from brooding, tense electronica to jaunty acoustica to 8-bit dance-floor ditties to evocative, experimental pop but always with a twist of something ethereal or idiosyncratic. Relatively simple vocal melodies come swathed in distant hums and cracks. His songs are often premised on a mixture of live instrumentation, drum machines, cheapo voice-sampling Yamaha keyboards and vocals that are, at times, heavily distorted.
Kelleher has been championed by BBC Radio 6’s Stuart Maconie and Phantom FM’s Pearl and has supported Chequerboard, David Kitt and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffitti to name a few. He will be playing at this years Castle Palooza festival. His backing-band name changes from show to show, names include The Wet Dreams,The Sick Fucks and His Cold Dead Hands. He is also a band-member of the pop-drone ensemble Children Under Hoof.
On his debut album ‘ You Look Cold’ his songs demonstrate a restless imagination that flits between diverse reference points. There are the emotionally charged pieces such as ‘Coat to Wear’ and ‘Wintertime’s Doll’, the strangely euphoric whoops and hand claps of ‘Finds You’, the relentless psychedelic electro of ‘He has to sleep sometime’ and the woozy dreamlike hiss of ‘Wonder’. Kelleher displays an obvious love of and mastery of musical texture. A fascinating debut.
For More information visit Patrick’s Myspace page here.