1000 Beasts Teams Up with TOUCAN on ‘Sugar High’

August 6, 2021

August 6th sees the third offering from 1000 Beasts’ debut album, ‘Sugar High’ is a soulful jazz infused sound, with Conor Clancy of TOUCAN arriving as his collaborator.

1000 Beasts is the alias of Cian Sweeney, an Irish producer/artist who collaborates with different artists on every track (they are the “beasts” behind the name) to make soulful, indiepop & hip hop inspired tracks. His production work has seen him garner over 15,000,000 streams on Spotify for collaborators songs and his own artist project, and he’s a platinum selling producer thanks to his work on the 2020 hit song ‘Fake Fine’ by Robert Grace.

His debut EP ‘On A Different Page’ was released in July 2020 through Unity Group (Paris) followed by the runaway success of his  remixes for Elaine Malone (You) and Joshua Burnside (Noa Mercier).

‘For You & I’ and ‘NYCBB’ are the two releases from the forthcoming debut album, in collaboration with rising Irish artist Alex Tierney, and regular Soft Boy Records collaborator Célia Tiab, and both achieved strong Spotify editorial support on release.

‘NYCBB’ was chosen as one of the 2FM Tracks Of The Week, as well as the Best Song In The World on BBC Introducing Across The Line

1000 Beasts sits at over 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

2021 will see 1000 Beasts release his debut album through Jawdropper Records who are backed by worldwide digital distribution via the Universal Music owned InGrooves.

TOUCAN is the music project of pop, funk and soul artist from Waterford, Conor Clancy. He conceived the project as an outlet for his soulful songwriting, originally just as himself. Over time, he began writing parts for brass and backing vocals, creating a larger sound and in turn, a larger band. Influenced by the big sounds of motown and soul, the line up changes for more intimate settings and can be Conor performing solo, but at its fullest, TOUCAN is Conor Clancy’s pop & soul songs with a whopping ten piece band.

TOUCAN’s debut single ‘We Fell For Miles’ in 2018 set everything in motion, racking up over a million streams on Spotify and catching the ear of RTÉ Radio 1’s Shay Byrne, who said, “it’s pleasant, it’s powerful and it’s genuine. Absolutely brilliant stuff,” and was hailed by JOE.ie as, “a hugely promising debut.” Following this was a self-titled EP that brought an unstoppable momentum. The band went on to have a completely sold-out run of shows in Ireland and London.

And it didn’t stop there – the group went on to support Nile Rodgers & CHIC in Dublin, as well as being featured in his curated festival Meltdown 2019. They played support for The Average White Band in London’s Royal Albert Hall, they were chosen to perform in New York for the Mondo Music Conference and finished a festival filled Summer at Electric Picnic 2019, which Hot Press hailed as ‘a triumphant debut’.

“‘Sugar High’ was another that was written in peak lockdown. At this point, the album was beginning to take shape and I was creating new ideas and demo’s daily.

Myself and Toucan had tried a few bits before but it had never worked out, when I made the demo for ‘Sugar High’ however & forwarded it on to him – he had the vibe down from the start.

The chilled and old school nature of the groove makes for the perfect late summer feel.” – 1000 Beasts

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