Album Premiere: Rory Grubb – Water House

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Recorded in an old mill in Kilkenny, a wooden cabin in Carlow and a Georgian basement in Dublin over two very cold winters, Water House is the third album by Dublin artist Rory Grubb. Debuting Grubb’s much-admired creation, the Electric Ceramophone (a huge percussion instrument made from tuned clay pots) the release is a genre-warping, lo-fi gem evoking the likes of Beat HappeningThe Microphones and Jeffrey Lewis. Largely opting for sampler keyboards and custom-made instruments throughout the release, Grubb has concocted another singular effort bursting with melody and bold experimentalism.

Grubb launches Water House at Dublin’s Bello Bar on Friday night with support from Ross Hamer of Jetsetter. Have an exclusive first listen to the album via Soundcloud below.

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