The term ‘electro-folk’ is a contradiction in itself and has been applied all-to-readily to any act with the temerity to mix acoustic guitars and synthesizers. Patrick Kelleher is one such artist who has been placed in this category by some but, to be honest, that’s an insult to him; his speciality lies in delivering deceptively simple, haunting melodies lying somewhere between Dead Can Dance and Moby’s darker work. Top that off with some simply wonderful crooned lyrics and you have an irresistible combination. His debut album You Look Cold has been rightly heaped with praise and is to be followed by a remix album, due for release next month.
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