The first Floor Staff Dublin date accompanied by full band since the release of this years ‘Convictions’ EP. Joined on the night by special guests We, the Oceanographers.
Floor Staff is the work of Dublin musician, producer and composer Anthony Donnelly. It is music that plays on the contrast between the grandiose and the intimate, persona and person, exploring themes of social expectations and their accompanying anxieties. With his new EP Convictions, released April 2017, Donnelly bravely takes this introspection to more personal depths, confronting bereavement, fidelity and self-esteem, transforming these concerns into joyous pop expressions.
Clash – “A pop maverick fusing electronic production to nagging, dream like melodies that grab hold of your unconscious”
The Independent UK – “Explores social anxieties and expectations through his innovative shimmering pop music”
Wonderland – “A deeply personal and delightful pop sound”
Born Music Online – “Seamlessly weaving between slick and understated to bold electro-pop grooves. He’s set for big things.”
We, the Oceanographers are a DIY indie lo-fi band from Dundalk, Co. Louth. In keeping with their art music background the band began playing shows in cafes and art centers while recording their debut record.
We, the Oceanographers have showcased at Hard Working Class Heroes 2015 & 2016 in Dublin,
Canadian Music Week 2017 in Toronto and recorded with Canadian producer David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals) due for release in 2017.
We, the Oceanographers are Conal McIntyre, Joseph Edwards and Sean Bradley.
“lo-fi ends and sweeping psychedelics” – Nialler9
“This is exactly what I need to be listening to right now, it’s like the audio antidote for a very stressful day.” – Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1
“9/10. It is quite bohemian in some respects because it displays a fearless approach to being experimental” – Unsigned & Independent”
8/10. A confident and well-crafted introduction to group capable of more, and will most certainly deliver on that promise.” – Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape