The Crayon Set
The Crayon Set – Band-Bio type-thing....
Dublin-based, The Crayon Set was founded by main songwriter Robert Baker back in 2008 and they first came to prominence in 2011 when they won a national competition to play the main stage at The Ben And Jerry's Music Festival in London. They have a unique, fresh sound which has been described as “indie-folk-pop” – there’s catchy pop melodies, lots of energy, multi-part vocal harmonies and they employ a wide variety of instruments – trumpets, double bass, violins, harmoniums, oboes, flutes, banjos etc.
They self-released their debut album in 2013.
The album was listed in the Top 10 Irish albums of 2013 by U&I Magazine. Lead single "No.1 Fan" was listed in the Top 10 Irish Downloads of 2013 by thejournal.ie
2014 will see them release a brand new single "Attack" in the spring which will be supported by a mini-Irish tour. They are returning to the studio in June to begin work on album no. 2.
Obligatory Press Quotes -
"If you're looking for the kind of purity in indie-pop that you thought had gone missing far too many years ago, then their debut album will see you so right you'll never be wrong again"
Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
“Perfect Pop”. Hot Press
“4/5. An indie orchestra favourably compared to the likes of Arcade Fire and Belle & Sebastian.” Mark Kavanagh, The Daily Star
“This is an album packed with up-tempo infectious indie from a group with a gift for creating memorable hooks”. Entertainment.ie
“Recalls the sounds of bands such as Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura, from the girl-boy vocal interplay to the proliferation of warm, organic instrumentation that bumbles wistfully from song to song. They make an effort to maintain impetus and vary their style throughout. A charming debut”. Lauren Murphy, The Sunday Times
Official Website: www.thecrayonset.com.
Some Band Highlights:
The Ben and Jerrys Sundae on the Common Festival (London) – Main Stage.
Tracks have featured on Culture Ireland/IMRO "Best New Music from Ireland" compilations.
Three songs featured on Irish TV Series “The Importance of Being Whatever”.
EP – “Pick of the Fortnight”. Hot Press Magazine
Listed in "2012 Top 50 Bands in Ireland". 2 U I Bestow
Gigs - FMC Showcase Tour 2011, Camden Crawl, Hard Working Class Heroes Festival , The Phantom FM Next Becks Thing Final.
The band has supported Ocean Colour Scene, Ash, Cathy Davey, Heathers and O Emperor amongst others.