Irish singer-songwriter A.S. Fanning’s songs are often lyrically driven, taking inspiration from Irish literary tradition and folk music as well as from 60s psychedelia and gothic rock n roll.
Since his debut single ‘Carmelita’, released on 7-inch vinyl in 2015, he has been touring throughout Europe and further afield, showcasing at South by Southwest and playing renowned festivals such as Hard Working Class Heroes (IRE) and Endless Daze (Cape Town). His debut album, the self-produced ‘Second Life’, was released in 2017 on Proper Octopus Records, with The 405 calling it ‘an emotional joy ride with songs of devotion and endured heartache…8/10’.
Recorded mostly in his adopted city of Berlin, the album deals with themes of death, loss, emigration, and transition. Musically it employs a variety of acoustic and electronic elements to create a rich foundation for Fanning’s trademark baritone vocals and eloquently dark lyricism.
His sophomore album ‘You Should Go Mad’ will be released in 2020 lead by his new single ‘Abandoned’ which is due for release on November 15th.
Debut album ‘Second Life’ is OUT NOW.