Event Types:Heartbreakers Event
Organized By:Psych Ltd
About the tour
Support: Owen Hackett + Pegasuses
Berlin-based Irish gothic-folk singer-songwriter A.S. Fanning’s songs are often lyrically driven,
taking inspiration from Irish literary tradition and folk music as well as from 60s psychedelia and
rock n roll.
Since his debut single ‘Carmelita’, released on 7-inch vinyl in 2015, he has been touring
throughout Europe and further afield, showcasing at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas and
playing other renowned festivals such as Hard Working Class Heroes (Dublin) and Endless Daze
His debut album, the self-produced ‘Second Life’, was released in 2017 on Proper Octopus
Records, with The 405 calling it ‘an emotional joy ride with songs of devotion and endured
His sophomore album ‘You Should Go Mad’ was released in November 2020. Clash Magazine
called it ‘The sound of an artist pushing himself to the brink’.
Opportunities to perform live in support of the album’s release were limited due to the Covid-19
pandemic, but he did complete a German tour in September 2021, with Frankfurt Allgemeine
(FAZ) being particularly impressed with Fanning’s ‘first-class compositions’ and the band’s
‘pitch-black sea of sound’.
In June 2022 he completed his first European-wide tour.
His third album, ‘Mushroom Cloud, will be released on May 26th on K&F Records/Proper
Octopus [listen to 4-track sampler here]
‘RICH AND EXPRESSIVE’ – THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘THE SOUND OF AN ARTIST PUSHING HIMSELF TO THE BRINK’ – CLASH
‘OFFBEAT AND INTRIGUING’ – FAME MAGAZINE
‘THE PITCH BLACK LYRICS ARE PERFECTLY COMPLIMENTED BY FANNING’S
TRULY DISTINCTIVE, DUBLIN-ACCENTED, BARITONE VOCAL – THINK MATT
BERNINGER MEETS A MORE REFINED LUKE KELLY.’ – JOE.IE
‘AN EMOTIONAL JOY RIDE WITH SONGS OF DEVOTION AND ENDURED
HEARTACHE…8/10’ – The 405 on ‘Second Life’