Following on from the 2013 release of his debut EP ‘Never In Colour’, Ian O’Doherty emerges from the studio once more, this time with a collection of songs that mark a deliberate and pronounced shift in direction for the Kerry based solo artist. Sharing co-production duties with indie outfit O Emperor’s Brendan Fennessy, O’Doherty has set aside the traditional and formulaic opting to explore the potential of creating soundscapes within the sensibilities of song structure. Layers of vocals pour over old school synths that weave through simple but clever guitar lines, built upon the foundations of Fennessy’s unique drumming style and O’Doherty’s studio debut as a bassist. 2014 will see O’Doherty release some of these works as a series of singles, beginning with ‘Woven’, a biting signature of the Kerryman’s ever maturing style and a warning shot to all of what to expect from his camp this year.
O’Doherty released the aforementioned ‘Never In Colour’ EP through indie label ‘Fat Of The Land Records’ (a label O’Doherty himself helped establish with his partner Ali Keane). The release was followed by a flurry of media interest which included lead single ‘The Temptation Of Eve’ being play-listed for a time on RTE Radio One as well O’Doherty making an appearance on The John Murray Show with Miriam O’Callaghan. Around this time, O’Doherty established himself as somewhat of a journeyman playing a run of dates all across Ireland and NI, from May to November, selling out venues from Kerry to Armagh. He found himself sharing the stage with some of Ireland’s best established acts such as Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, Walking On Cars and Hozier. His one man show was met with widespread approval from all corners and O’Doherty quickly gained a reputation as one of Ireland’s strongest live solo Indie acts.
Now as a new dawn breaks over Ian O’Doherty’s career, he’s ready to take to the road once more. With a five piece band in tow, O’Doherty will be looking to re-create some of those special moments captured in the studio live for the first time and build upon his already affirmed stature as a magnetic live act.