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The Crayon Set Release their Second Single ‘Don’t Step Back Too Far’

April 28, 2021

Dublin-based The Crayon Set has announced they will release their second single ‘Don’t Step Back Too Far’ taken from their forthcoming album. The second single is due out this Friday, 30th April 2021. The Crayon Set specialise in hook-filled, alternative pop and their forthcoming album ‘Downer Disco’ will be no different. The album is set for release in September 2021.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.

Speaking about their new single, Robert explains “I was pleased when this song came along – I think it helped signal a new direction for the band. It had more of a groove to it – and it had a melancholic atmosphere that drew you in. Lyrically it is about feeling down and losing a sense of yourself and your role in the world. It probably inspired the ‘Downer Disco’ album theme – a bit depressing, but you could dance to it…

Also speaking about the upcoming album ‘Downer Disco’ Robert describes “The idea behind the band, as the name suggests, was for it to incorporate different ‘colours’ i.e. musical styles and influences, for it to be diverse and not to be confined by any boundaries. So, I think it will be a life-long project and it means it can continue and evolve even if some members might come and go over the years. But I am very reliant on the other crayons adding their magic.

The first line-up of The Crayon Set released their eponymous debut album in 2013 – it was recorded with Nick Brine (Teenage Fanclub, Super Furry Animals). It is filled choc-a-bloc with infectious, uptempo indie pop songs. The Irish Times described it as “as catchy as a virus”. It’s follow-up ‘Lost Languages’ was recorded with Gavin Glass (Lisa Hannigan, Villagers) and released in 2017 and featured Kate Dineen on guest vocals who later became a permanent member of the band. The album was in part a tribute to many of their favourite ‘Americana’ artists such as Tom Petty, R.E.M., Wilco & Neil Young. The music website Musician.ie made it their Irish album of the year.

Their new album ‘Downer Disco’ is due for release in September 2021. . It was recorded with producer Stephen Shannon at Experimental Audio in Dublin in 2019.

The Crayon Set are an exciting live band and have played many of the top Irish venues and festivals. Their dynamic live shows feature tight vocal harmonies, instrument swapping and occasionally some giant inflatable crayons …

Notes to editor:

  • Interviews with The Crayon Set are available
  • High res images here

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