Rarely Seen Above Ground
R.S.A.G. is back with a 6 Track EP "Rotate" launching it at The Twisted Pepper on Friday 12th july. Supported by Sunken Foal and Carried by Waves.
RSAG / Rarely Seen Above Ground a.k.a. Jeremy Hickey has been making waves since 2008. Renowned for his seriously explosive live sets and the debut double album release, ‘Organic Sampler’ which received a 5 star review from the Irish Times and gained a Choice Music Prize nomination. In 2010 the follow-up album ‘Be It Right Or Wrong’ gave a new and interesting approach to fine tuning a more vocally driven album, which the critics also loved.
Live Jeremy experiments with the idea of a virtual band collaborating with visual artist Geppetto creating silhouettes of himself projected on screen, backing his live drums, percussion and vocals. He records and produces the entirety of the material in his home studio.
RSAG's most successful tracks have been his two most recent, Falter in 2012 and the new release 'Broken State' which is accompanied with a video by Myles O'Reilly is currently getting great reviews and national airplay.
Jeremy has 3 Electric Picnic appearances behind him and has performed at a huge range of music and arts festivals including Castlepalooza, Body & Soul, Oxygen and numerous European festivals as drummer for the Parisian electronic outfit Bot’Ox. Major gigs include The Montreaux Jazz Festival -Switzerland, Calvi On The Rocks in Corsica Cannes, and The Electron Festival in Geneva. He has also played the length and breadth of France including the Tsugi festival and the renowned L’Olympia theatre, Paris.
There have been numerous TV appearances along the way including The Raw Sessions, Other Voices, The Late Late show and The Saturday Night Show. His most enjoyable musical experience to date was the sole support act for The Pixies for 2 sold out shows at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.
Jeremy is rumoured to be "one of the most innovative and astonishing Irish musicians around". He came thirteenth in a list of "The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now" published by The Irish Times and 15th in State Magazines Top 25 albums. He has also gained excellent reviews from Jim Carroll, Olaf Tyrson, Tony Clayton Lee, Stuart Clark, Nialler9, RTE, and Phil Udell, to name but a few.
Most recently Jeremy has been working on a number of projects including Cathy Davy & Neil Hannon's Dogs in Distress campaign and The Sound Training Centre's Headstrong album. He is also working with Jerry Fish on drumming duties for his recent tour and recordings.