Talos

Talos

“I’m an architect. But it’s not my profession. I live making music. At times, I design things… and it’s a welcome release. But music is what I do.”

Talos is Eoin French. A musician from Cork, Ireland, and also an architect. But first and foremost, a musician. That's why he’s surrendered certain things. That’s what drove him to an attic in Dublin; further afield to Iceland and finally, to splendid semi-isolation in the expanse of West Cork. The end result: a private world that becomes public, and a debut album called ‘Wild Alee’, released on April 21, 2017. The album has been shortlisted for RTE Choice Music Irish Award Album of the Year 2017.

The Irish Times: ‘A spectacularly assured debut deserving of a wide audience’ 4/5 Album of the Week

Produced and mixed by Talos and Ross Dowling over the course of 18 months, the 13-track record includes the New Music Friday-approved ‘Contra’ and ‘Runaway’, alongside singles ‘Odyssey’, ‘This Is Us Colliding’ and ‘Your Love Is an Island’. Talos has picked up nods from the likes of Fader, New York Times, Wonderland, BBC Radio 1, The Line of Best Fit, Nialler9 and more, and racked up over 16 millions streams on Spotify.

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Genre: Pop
Subgenre: Electronic
From: Cork, IRELAND