by / January 7th, 2013 /

2013: Faces Of: Top Story: Faces of 2013: Croupier

With a roll call that includes Villagers, Little Green Cars, Heathers, Adebesi Shank and many more, the State Faces Of… feature has become the indispensable guide to new Irish musical talent. 2013 looks like being no exception and over the next few days we’ll bring you the twenty acts that we feel will set the scene alight this year. We start with some guitar music that looks to the future and the past…

October 2012. Meeting House Square, Dublin. The stage is set for Le Galaxie’s triumphant HWCH headlining set but, before all that, another Irish band are giving us a taste of what’s to come. Croupier stepped up a gear that night, building on the promise of their debut album and proving that plenty were prepared to come along for the ride. Incorporating broad influences, from Talk Talk to The Redneck Manifesto to Liars to Thelonious Monk, Croupier the album proved that there was more to the Wicklow five piece than the Irish post-rock comparisons that greeted their arrival last summer. 2013 can only see their star continue to rise.

Photo: Luis Faustino