Pro­ject goes all the way up to Elevens

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Four stal­warts of Dublin’s in­die scene have teamed up for a mu­sic pro­ject with a dif­fer­ence. Martin McCann, for­merly the front­man of Sack, has en­listed Tony Barrett of The Bril­liant Trees and Mark Healy, who has most re­cently played with Jerry Fish & the Mud­bug Club, to form Elevens. Com­plet­ing the line-up is pho­tog­ra­pher Ai­dan Kelly of the Candy Col­lec­tive, whose pro­jec­tions are in­tended to in­crease the im­pact in the live arena.

The mar­riage of mu­sic and vi­su­als is noth­ing new, but McCann said that Kelly’s pho­to­graphic ac­counts of ur­ban land­scapes sit well with the mu­sic he’s writ­ten with Elevens.

“My ini­tial quest was to write some melodic acous­tic songs and record them with Tony Barrett. The vis­ual as­pect more or less evolved see­ing Ai­dan’s work at a cou­ple of ThisIsPopBaby events,” he said, adding that their live show will in­volve “acous­tic songs of love lost and found, with a few in­flu­en­tial cov­ers thrown in, and an in­ter­ac­tive vis­ual doc­u­ment to pro­voke or soothe the senses.”

The band will re­lease their EP Ten­der to the Touch on April 22nd, and will launch it at their first head­line gig in Dublin’s Pro­ject Arts Cen­tre the next day. They also play the Bar­ret­stown In­spi­ra­tions gig tonight at the Olympia. elevens­mu­

Elevens: at the au­dio-vis­ual van­guard

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