- 17 Dec 20
With his understated humour and DIY ethos, Stickland has earned comparisons to the likes of Mac DeMarco, Jonathan Richman and Kevin Morby. Under his previous moniker, 'Spongebob Eyelashes', the Dublin singer-songwriter previously supported the likes of Fontaines D.C. and Paddy Hanna.
Stickland found success after unveiling his recent single 'Suffocated' in November of this year, which explored the experience of being in total awe of the beauty around them, while also being overwhelmed by sensory information.
Recorded in a city centre apartment with a half-functioning four track tape machine, Stickland played every instrument of the new five-track Well Done Robbie EP himself.
Departing from his usual exercise of writing about personal demons and experience, Robbie has chosen this time to create music that captures a wide-eyed romanticism without becoming too bogged down in heavy subject matter - music that aims to express a fleeting melancholy and wink at you while doing so.
“I’m really influenced by coming of age films - teenage ones - where emotions are fiercely sincere and half-informed and everything is filtered through an underexposed, dreamy lens," Robbie said about the project.
"I’d really like to make music that can capture the energy of that, a project that reads from start to finish like Lady Bird by Greta Gerwig or more ambitiously Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders. I guess this is my first attempt at that.”
Held to high esteem by his peers in the industry and gaining many fans in radio and music journalism, Stickland is propelling himself to a larger stage with each new release.
Listen to the soporific Well Done Robbie EP below: