- 28 Jun 22
Tickets €28 (including booking fee) on sale Friday 1st July at 9am.
Following the announcement of his new album God Save the Animals, Alex G has confirmed a return to Dublin for his biggest show yet at Vicar Street on March 16th, 2023.
The news follows the release of a video for his single 'Runner' and previously shared track 'Blessing'. The album is due out September 23 on Domino.
God Save the Animals opens with a sort of credo: “After all,” sings Alex Giannascoli, the 29-year-old, Philadelphia-based musician best known as Alex G. “People come and people go away / Yeah, but God with me he stayed.”
On his fourth full-length for Domino and ninth overall, the musician seems drawn to a particular outlet for feelings of helplessness. The people in Giannascoli’s songs place faith elsewhere as well, namely in those around them.
Giannascoli credits his approach of pairing acoustic guitar with synthesisers, in part, to the internalised influence of pop radio, the tendency of current hit songs to cloak the artist’s voice in a range of modifications and levels of fidelity.
As with records since his adolescence, Giannascoli wrote and demoed these songs by himself, at home; but, for the sake of both new tones and “a routine that was outside of my apartment” during the pandemic, he began visiting multiple studios in greater Philadelphia.
God Save the Animals consequently features the work of some half-dozen engineers whom Giannascoli asked to help him produce the “best” recording quality, whatever that meant. The result is an album more dynamic than ever in its sonic palette.
Beyond the ambient inspiration of pop, Giannascoli has been drawn in recent years to musicians like Gillian Welch and writers like Joy Williams, artists who balance the public and hermetic, the oblique and the intimate, and who present faith more as a shared social language than religious doctrine.
The forthcoming LP features several individual contributions from his bandmates (guitarist Samuel Acchione, drummer Tom Kelly, and bassist John Heywood) or frequent collaborator Molly Germer on strings and/or vocals.
Alex G started his career with DIY self-releases on Bandcamp and began building up an audience with his label debut, DSU (2014), released on Orchid Tapes to critical acclaim from various publications. He later signed with Lucky Number, who reissued his earlier releases, Rules and Trick (2012). In 2015, he signed with Domino Recording Company and released his sixth studio album, Beach Music. He followed it in 2017 with Rocket, which received further acclaim and recognition. Giannascoli's eighth studio album, House of Sugar, was released in 2019.
Tickets are on sale this Friday, July 1st at 9am from ticketmaster.ie.