Following a 2016 that saw him play packed out sets at Reeperbahn Festival, The Great Escape and several London showcases, including a sell-out in The Roundhouse’s Sackler Theatre for the MVT #Fightback benefit, as well as a thunderous Lexington show, Pat and his band’s live shows are always passionate, engrossing spectacles.
Leaving behind the lo-fi sound of his critically acclaimed record ‘The Great Divide’, Pat is writing bigger, bolder songs these days, having formed a telepathic bond with drummer, co – writer and co – producer Chris McComish. Juliette is the first piece in the puzzle that forms upcoming album ‘Kids’ and a symbol of how his music has progressed. Determined to write from the heart and to tell stories that matter, Pat’s first single Juliette is Pat at his most powerful and enchanting. Inspired by the likes of Nick Cave, John Grant, Beck, Pink Floyd and Timbre Timbre, his ability to draw you in to his world is the mark of a great storyteller.
A raconteur in the truest sense of the word, Pat grew up in rural Northern Ireland, in the midst of The Troubles. These turbulent times were the backdrop to his teenage years in the 90’s, a constant humming in a world of noise. Like any teenager though, Pat was obsessed with what felt universal to him and his peers. Love, laughter, heartache and most profoundly, music, occupied most of his time. Pouring himself into his art, he developed a knack for creating rich, personal songs, as a form of escapism. Hatted, bearded and with a bellowing laugh, Pat’s presence is magnetic. Simply put, you’re going to want to hear what he has to say.
We’re delighted that Pat is coming to Karamel tonight to both play a set from his new album, and to introduce us to some of his favourite artists in London today. A genuine feast of music from an artist tipped to smash the ceiling in 2017.