- 22 Mar 19
The multi instrumentalist and lead singer of Bell X1 will bring his unique sound to St John The Baptist Church, Drumcondra in a special solo gig for New Sounds In An Old Place.
Noonan returned recently with his latest single ‘Beautiful Phones’, which sees a change in direction, with singer embracing falsetto vocals and electronic tones.
‘Beautiful Phones’ was produced in collaboration with the Gloaming’s Thomas Bartlett and recorded between Dublin and New York. Noonan says: “While it’s not an overtly political song, it was triggered by an early pearl of wisdom from Donald Trump’s White House adventure, in which he gushed that the West Wing had some ‘beautiful phones’. This is not a game, this is not a misunderstanding, I will not atone for the sins of another,” he proclaims.
In Spring 2018, Paul Noonan released Push Puppet, a debut solo EP under his own name produced by Thomas Bartlett and comprising the tracks "Microfiche", "Moth To Your Flame", "Venetian Blinds" and "The Flood". Noonan has said that the material was largely structured over R&B and Hip-Hop grooves created using a phone app called Funk Box, with less emphasis on semantic lyrical meaning than the sound and rhythm of the words.
Also in 2018, he teamed up with Daithi on the atmospheric ‘Jesus, Take The Wheel’. One of Ireland’s most respected songwriters, Paul has also released music under the Printer Clips handle as well as curating shows such as Starboard Home and the Imagining Ireland series at the NCH.
Noonan has stated his intention to release a debut solo album possibly in 2019.
The New Sounds In An Old Place series of gigs by Glasdrum has been a great success since its inception in September 2017. To date some of Ireland’s finest musicians have performed during the series at St John The Baptist Church including, Saint Sister, Ye Vagabonds, Loah, Malojian, Maria Kelly, Soulé, Ryan Vail, to name but a few.
Paul Noonan will play at St. John the Baptist Church on April 26.
Tickets on sale 10am Friday 22nd March 2019: www.glasdrum.ie