- 07 Sep 17
When the Richter Collective shut up shop at the end of 2012, it seemed a sad day for the post-rock and instrumental-rock scene in Ireland. The label, which handled the likes of Adebisi Shank, And So I Watch You From Afar and BATS, made massive waves on the scene in the four short years that they were in business.
The scene, however, lived on in their wake - perhaps having had them paving the way for what was to come, and opening the people of Ireland’s eyes and ears to this style of music.
One musician who has entered this scene in much more recent times, but with no less talent or distinct a sound as his predecessors, is Alex Smyth. Hailing from Swords in Dublin, he released his first critically acclaimed EP, The Utopian Dream, last July, off the back of which he has played several headline gigs in Dublin venues, such as The Bello Bar and The Grand Social, as well as making a dream-fulfilling appearance at Body & Soul.