Having just formed in April 2021, Dublin based alt-electronic artist wornoc (aka Conor Walsh) has carved out a niche in forward-pushing alternative-electronic sounds from these shores. At the heart of his craft is a sensibility rooted push-and-pull of post-rock – all gossamer phrases one moment and surging release the next – inspired by the likes of God Is An Astronaut, Massive Attack and Bonobo. Having championed the likes of Rock Sound Magazine, BBC Introducing, RTÉ and Hot Press Magazine, it’s clear there is something special and novel to his work, sounds that are far removed from what’s going on in the Irish music scene. wornoc’s music is cinematic, intense and emotional. Driven by infectious grooves, lush ambient textures, melodic guitar riffs and electronic music. wornoc’s debut album is set to be released this September.
Released on the 13th May, new single ‘Distorted Views’ is wornoc’s sixth studio release in the lead up to his debut album release this September. The track features rich ambient synth textures accompanied by syncopated acoustic drums with lush atmospheric guitars that slowly builds up to an optimist cinematic rock outro. The intro violin textures feature close friend and incredibly talented bandmate, Ellie McGinley.
“There are many reason why this track feels extra special to me; firstly, it’s released roughly a year after my very first single ‘Signs’ and secondly, I feel as though it showcases everything wornoc represents in terms of my ongoing developing “sound” and improvements in production/writing. I am still shocked at the positive responses from people about my music, this project was meant to be a personal creative outlet with little expectation of ever taking off, but here we are!! I am pumped to get the album out this September and reschedule some tour dates that were cancelled due to Covid. Here’s to the next chapter of wornoc!!”