- 03 Mar 22
49th and Main are slated to play Dublin's Forbidden Fruit Festival this June.
After rising to fame amid the pandemic, electronic dance outfit 49th & Main have signed their first global record deal with Ninja Tune – an independent label based in London.
The news comes via their manager Ceri Dixon's twitter where she projected the duo's future as an internationally known name: "From Kilkenny to the world."
— Ceri Sîan Dixon (@CeriSian) March 3, 2022
Patrick King and Ben O'Sullivan exploded unto the scene in 2020 under the 49th & Main moniker, releasing a string of succesful singles including 'Don't You Like It?', 'Catching Eyes', 'Party Alone' and 'Lost With You'.
The pair's unique blend of jazz-influenced house and occasional tastes of singer-songwriter pop have earned them over 6 million streams and a number of sold out gigs across the country.
In 2021, they released an EP, Good Luck, which featured a slew of fellow independent Irish artists like KEHLI, Khakikid and Fynch. The duo's wide range of influences are fully on display on the EP, with styles ranging from dreamy lo-fi to pulsing Doja Cat-esque hip hop.
Their latest project – Rodeo Doors (COVID TAPES) – features a collection of five tracks recorded during lockdown. Listen to the EP Below.
Later this year, 49th and Main are among the billing for the Forbidden Fruit Festival – Dublin's longest running city centre festival. Headliners include the likes of Lorde, Smoothboi Ezra and The Avalanches.
The two-day event will take place on June 4 and 5 at the grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham.