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Kevin Nolan - Let’s All Get Nervous Listening

Party with The Big Romance, December 13th

We are pleased to present a collaboration with The Big Romance in the Kevin Nolan - Let's All Get Nervous listening party at 6 - 8pm on December 13th. The Big Romance is located at 98 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin.

"They say that good things come to those who wait. That evergreen proverb feels tailormade for Kevin Nolan. Hailed as one of Ireland’s most fascinating artists by this very mag, the fiercely gifted singer/composer’s first full-length (the still shimmering 'Fredrick & The Golden Dawn') was unleashed in 2014. While Nolan has since released a fistful of singles, EPs and a compilation LP, fans had to re-learn the lost art of being patient when it came to getting their mitts on a second album. Now, after six years of toil, Nolan has finally unveiled 'Let’s All Get Nervous'. Nolan displays a shark-like mentality throughout, always moving ahead and not afraid to show his teeth. Featuring appearances from the likes of Vyvienne Long, Mik Pyro, AlabasterDePlume and Susanne Wawra, tracks such as ‘The Dead-Beat’ and ‘The Coming Of Complete Night’ dazzle, in particular thanks to Kevin’s storytelling skills. Best of all is ‘Bow The Lyre’, which blends ’60s flower-power organ with bleeding edge beats to impressive effect.Tapping variously into dirty blues, art and math rock, jazz and spoken word, Let’s All Get Nervous is truly a feast for the ears. We need to talk about Kevin Nolan." - Review of Let’s All Get Nervous by Edwin McFee, Hot Press.

Kevin Nolan bio:Born and based in Dublin, Ireland. Nolan’s music has been played on BBC 6 radio and John Kelly, Lyric FM. In 2019 he collaborated with Susanne Wawra on an audio installation, 'Kinderkurheim' which was exhibited in The Irish Museum Of Modern Art. His latest release is 'Let’s All Get Nervous'. Discover more of his work at www.kevinnolan.info.

The Big Romance is an audiophile bar with a custom soundsystem, a passion for great music, craft beers & good company. From the people behind Hidden Agenda.

The first 5 people will get a free 12 inch vinyl copy of Let's All Get Nervous. There is no ticket needed.

We believe in bringing the darkness to the light

A Dublin based festival founded to celebrate all things Gothic, underground and macabre. Our aim is to promote Irish and international artists who work with these themes in their practice.

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Soul Noir is kindly supported by DCC Arts Office

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