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A.S. Fanning is a singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland, living in Berlin.
Previously frontman and chief songwriter of Dublin bands Porn Trauma and The Last Tycoons, his first solo release was ‘Carmelita’ on 7-inch vinyl in late 2015. Since then he has been touring sporadically in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well as making his Irish debut at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin. His self-produced debut album, 'Second Life', is due for release in 2017.
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.
As a multi-instrumentalist he has played with acts such as Dublin troubadour The Mighty Stef, Berlin Industrial Electro outfit Suzies Ashes, and Irish songstress Candice Gordon, most recently producing and playing on Gordon's soon to be released debut LP.
“...as intriguing and melodic as we could’ve hoped for. The pitch black lyrics are perfectly complimented by Fanning’s truly distinctive, Dublin-accented, baritone vocal – think Matt Berninger meets a more refined Luke Kelly.” - Joe.ie