John of the Apocalypse (JotA) originated from singer/guitarist Patrick Hallinan and drummer/bassist Steve Dwane, both from Mayo, Ireland. While their sound can loosely be termed alt-folk, Hallinan also draws on his love of ambient and experimental sounds, weaving a mercurial web of tones, from wild rockers to more haunting and prayerful meditations.
JotA have released two singles (Take That Technology & Newborn) and their debut EP ‘The Sacred Animal’ in 2021, all of which have received widespread local, national and international coverage on radio, blogs, newspaper and playlists, from RTE Radio Na Gaeltachta to Come Here Floyd Blog in New York.
“Newborn is very much resonating with this listener. Classic storytelling, beautiful arrangement, a song that immediately transforms you elsewhere. Did I hear someone down the back say 'cosmic'? Indeed, it is.” Cian Ó Cíobhán, RTE RnaG
“One of our favourite independent Irish tracks of the year” Finbar Hoban Presents
“An impressive debut” Tony Clayton Lea
“Song of the Day” Strange Brew, 8Radio
“Song Premiere” Come Here Floyd
“Current Gems” Last day Deaf
Work is underway on the follow up recording - Anima Mundi pt. I - with lead single set for release in Winter 2022.