Owensie – playing Limerick and West Cork next month
What you may need to know…
01. Michael Owens, aka Owensie, specialises in an alternative-leaning folk, informed by his previous life as part of various DIY bands, including Puget Sound, Terrordactyl, and Realistic Train.
02. First garnering adoring glances in 2011 with debut album Aliens, Owensie has slowly but surely built a quality body of solo work, expounded upon with 2012’s Citizens, and remix album I Saw the Flashing Lights.
03. Streaming above is the promo clip for the title track of third album Dramamine, available for streaming and download via Bandcamp and physically via Out on a Limb Records.
04. Next up for Owensie are appearances in Limerick and West Cork: Friday June 10th sees him play Limrock’s Stormy Teacup, and on Saturday June 11th, he plays Connolly’s of Leap as part of Southern Hospitality Board’s SuddenWestSummer one-dayer.
Verdict: Evocative without being schlocky, relaxed without calling for a halt to your grey matter. A welcome deviation from the standard singer-songwriter schtick.