Lucan, County Dublin
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter - Janksy is twenty-one-year-old Joseph McGuirk from Dublin. Blending genres from alternative rock to post-punk and hip-hop, Janksy has no pretences. In a harmony of guitar riffs, addictive basslines and body-moving drum patterns lies a platter of lyrics, both cryptic and honest at once. From his music emerges an enigmatic silhouette of a Dubliner, finding comfort amidst the absurdity of modern life.
Since releasing his early singles on Soundcloud, to his first extended play - 2019’s ‘A Song Series’, Janksy has been gaining steady ground on the Irish music scene. In early 2020 Janksy played to a packed upstairs crowd at the Whelans’ Ones to Watch, Hotpress naming him ‘another artist you don’t want to sleep on.’ With a plan to develop his live performance and persona at a range of live shows pre Covid 19, Janksy is now working on his debut full length album, to be released in 2021. Studying at Dublin’s Sound Training College, he has acquired a stellar palette for production and engineering. He hopes to display his evolution on his forthcoming project and emerge as one of the most compelling prospects in the scene today.