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Stream: R.S.A.G. – Leave A Light On

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Jeremy Hickey aka Rarely Seen Above Ground aka R.S.A.G. is a musician native to Kilkenny whose music and live performances have for the past number of years, funnily enough, been mythologised as legendary in a very “underground” way. Since beginning to operate under the R.S.A.G. banner in 2008, Hickey has been nothing if not a elusive, from quietly releasing albums like his debut Organic Sampler and 2010’s Be it Right or Wrong to randomly unleashing tracks such as 2014’s infectiously driving ‘I’ll Be There‘. To catch him playing live is a spectacle to behold, watching him relentlessly attack his drum kit, never for a second losing the sense of groove while simultaneously controlling melodic samples and singing.

‘Leave A Light On’ is the first track to be unveiled from his forthcoming third LP and also serves as a taster of what is to come from his live shows in what is expected to be a busy Summer of festival slots and dates throughout the country. The track features everything that one might expect from R.S.A.G., a driving drum pattern, classy yet monstrous bass and sampling – A brass element that wouldn’t be amiss on a King Kong Company track -,  and vocals that are layered to be both smooth and snarly. Anyone who has ever seen the aforementioned KKC or Not Squares play before is bound to find something to love in this track, while those who were already fans of R.S.A.G. are sure to have their excitement for what he comes out with next tempered very nicely indeed.

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