Like close local contemporaries Hooray For Humans, Bats and Oppenheimer - Crayonsmith have far more in common with lo-fi America than any kind of fi emanating from their Irish homeland. Support slots with Jason Lytle, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Starfucker, Islands and Mt. Eerie among many more have proven more than apt fits. Initially just the work of Dubliner Ciaran Smith, Crayonsmith developed into a three-piece shortly after the 2006 home-recorded debut Stay Loose with Ronan Jackson and Ruadhan O' Meara's coming on board for the more realised White Wonder two years later.
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These are 10 records which I've gone back to time after time in the 2000s and I must stress that they are in no necessary order. I just wrote about them as they came into my mind.
Having just released his second album, White Wonder, Crayonsmith maestro - Dubliner Ciaran Smith - talks about moving from the bedroom to the recording studio