Sat 9th Feb | 22:30 | The Roundy
Trick Mist (Gavin Murray) is a songwriter, electronic musician and multi instrumentalist based in Cork. His music positions the lyrical song within a wider experimental electronic context. An intriguing blend of lyrics, traditional music odes and field recordings form a sound which moves you inside and out.
He emerged in October 2015 with his debut EP ‘Jars in Rows’. The self-produced observational EP was made after the Louth native’s relocation to Manchester. The EP and its adjoining conceptual video project received widespread rave reviews and coverage from State.ie, The Thin Air, Broadsheet, Headstuff, Remy, Hotpress(Hot For 2016) and airplay from 2fm(Dan Hegarty), Amazing Radio(Simon Raymonde), TXFM, 2xm, Dublin City FM and Salford City Radio.
A split 7” single with Video Blue followed in June 2016. The independent release, available in stores across the UK and Ireland like Rough Trade (London), Tower (Dublin), Classified (Dundalk) and Piccadilly (Manchester), continued to turn heads. ‘Fraction’ emerged in November 2017. Composed with sounds captured by Murray on a trip in India. The single (available on CD and digital) and its accompanying remix by Kildare producer Phare received extensive coverage and garnered new plaudits from the likes of Nialler9, Golden Plec, craicntracks, diamond deposits, Joe.ie, and airplay from Totally Irish 98fm(John Barker), An Taobh Tuathail(Cian Ó Cíobháin) and Dublin Digital Radio. April 2018 saw the reissue of ‘Jars in Rows’ EP on CD with a bonus remix by Nighthawks.
“Two Doors Down’, taken from his forthcoming debut album ‘Both Ends’, arrived in Aug 2018. An acapella song about emigration and an exposed personal video ensured this curveball of sorts really struck a chord.
Live, his shows are an intense, dramatic and almost meditative affair. Performances at Chorlton Arts Festival 2016, Electric Picnic 2017, 2018 and Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2018 have cemented his reputation as an unusual and captivating live performer.