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The layers of sound are mind blowing...The album sounds amazing. The blend of organic and inorganic music is masterful and there are some gorgeous melodies. - Music Review Unsigned


9/10 - U&I Music Magazine


Wonderful electronic pop music... fantastic... Gorgeous - Swear I'm Not Paul


Atmospheric, glitchy...finely crafted - The Metaphorical Boat


The masterstroke is the blend of the electronic and the real, lending the music an overall vitality and humanity... the entire album chimes with an understated majesty... Richly textured and perfectly paced, this music ebbs and flows, swelling and breaking at just the right moment. - Needle Hits The Groove


Carried By Waves songs are textured, layered and engrossing..They concoct a set of sounds that verge on euphoria. - WeAreNoise (Blog)


SOFTLY HELD TOGETHER is without question one of the finest debut albums of 2012... many, many people are going to fall in love with this...beautifully crafted tunes.....Dan featured SOFTLY HELD TOGETHER as his ALBUM OF THE WEEK upon its release and listed it at number 4 in his Top 100 Irish Albums of 2012
- 2 fm (Ireland)


Beautifully crafted electronic textures... an experimental form of electro-pop that is both innovative and accessible - The Sound Of Confusion (Blog)


Beautifully lush electronics...smooth vocal melodies....sublime. - Believe In Sound


SOFTLY HELD TOGETHER is one of those albums that, just when you think you’ve got the songs figured out, they take you by surprise. A prime example is the chilled ‘Stranger Talk’ which hits you with such power just as you might be drifting off ... Softly Held Together sounds fantastic. - The Point Of Everything


There’s something totally beguiling about the musical musings of Carried By Waves, particularly the electronically doctored vocal of its mysterious conductor... a dreamy, astral treat. - Hot Press


Discography

EP01 - Released Jan 2011 (E.P)

NEITHER EITHER OR - Released July 2011 (E.P)

REMIXES - Released Sept 2011 (E.P.)

SOFTLY HELD TOGETHER - Released July 2012 (ALBUM)

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PRESS & BIOGRAPHY.

PRESS

The following American/UK blogs have recently featured tracks from 'Softly Held Together' on their recommended downloads lists..

Knox Road (NYC),
Off The Radar (Miami)
Music Under Fire (Philadelphia)
Faronheit (Chicago)
The Vinyl District (U.S.A. Nationwide)
Sound Of Confusion (U.K.)
Sounds XP (U.k.)

Dan Hegarty 2Fm: 'Softly Held Together' is without question one of the finest debut albums of 2012... many, many people are going to fall in love with this...beautifully crafted tunes"..... Dan featured 'Softly Held Together' as his 'Album of the week' upon its release & listed it at number 4 in his 'Top 100 Irish Albums of 2012'.

Hot Press: There’s something totally beguiling about the musical musings of Carried By Waves, particularly the electronically doctored vocal of its mysterious conductor... a dreamy, astral treat.

Believe In Sound: Beautifully lush electronics...smooth vocal melodies....sublime.

We Are Noise: Carried By Waves' songs are textured, layered & engrossing..They concoct a set of sounds that verge on euphoria.

The Point Of Everything: 'Softly Held Together' is one of those albums that, just when you’ve got the songs figured out, they take you by surprise. A prime example is the chilled ‘Stranger Talk’ which hits you with such power just as you might be drifting off. "Softly Held Together" sounds fantastic.

The Sound Of Confusion (U.K):beautifully crafted electronic textures... an experimental form of electro-pop that's both innovative and accessible

The Needle Hits The Groove: The masterstroke is the blend of the electronic & the real, lending the music an overall vitality & humanity... the entire album chimes with an understated majesty... Richly textured & perfectly paced, this music ebbs and flows, swelling and breaking at just the right moment.

MusicReviewUnsigned: The layers of sound are mind blowing...The album sounds amazing. The blend of organic and inorganic music is masterful and there are some gorgeous melodies.”

The Metaphorical Boat: “Atmospheric, glitchy...finely crafted”

Swear I'm Not Paul: "Wonderful electronic pop music... fantastic... Gorgeous"

U&I Music Magazine: 9/10

CARRIED BY WAVES: BIOGRAPHY

The sound of CARRIED BY WAVES has been described by critics as "sublime,beautifully crafted,euphoric organic-electro pop music" (see above). It is an Irish based, audio/visual project and the product of a life long obsession with an eclectic range of musical influences. The music itself is a collage of layered guitars, synths and vocals, fused with complex drum rhythms, and hynotic bass loops.

2011 was CARRIED BY WAVES' first year of existence, and it was a year marked by considerable progress. A debut show in January was closely followed by a performance as part of Ireland's 'First Music Contact' tour, and in August they were among the acts chosen to play at the 'Hard Working Class Heroes' festival in Dublin (and once again in 2012). This run of shows was topped off in September of the same year by a slot at the internationally acclaimed music festival 'Electric Picnic' in Co. Laois.
These performances gained critical acclaim with the likes of leading Irish magazine 'Hot Press', as well as various online blogs such as 'Entertainment.ie', 'Drop-D', and 'We Are Noise' among others (see above for more national & international press), and led to an artist profile segment on prominent Dublin radio station 'Phantom FM'. In addition, various 'Carried By Waves' tracks received regular national airplay on 2FM show “The Alternative”. The year was rounded off by a live recording session at 2FM for the same show.

2012 began with both 'Hot Press' & 'Heinekenmusic.ie' tipping 'Carried By Waves' as "one to watch", and in July 2012 a debut album entitled 'Softly Held Together' was featured as Dan Hegarty's “album of the week” on 2FM. In addition to the latter radio exposure, songs from the album were also featured on the Jenny Huston show (2FM), I-Con (Phantom Fm), Dublin's 98fm, as well as various other radio stations nationwide. This acclaim was bolstered by a string of successful nationwide shows, performing with various high profile Irish acts (e.g. R.S.A.G, Le Galaxie, Squarehead, and Funeral Suits among others), as well as a headline slot at the 'Indiependence' festival in Mitchelstown.

Shortly after, a music licensing deal was signed with New York company MuseIQ, and a single 'Parting Speech' was released by Vienna-based record label 'Audio-Kult'. In addition 'Carried By Waves' was also handpicked by internet music giants 'Soundcloud' as their 'Soundclouder Of The Day' (November 15th 2012). To top of 2012 “Softly Held Together” featured at number 4 in a 2fm list of the “Top 100 Irish Albums Of The Year", and to begin 2013 with a bang 'Hot Press' featured 'Carried By Waves' in their “Hot For 2013 (30 Irish Acts You Must Hear”) list . Summer 2013 saw performances at the Vantastival and Castlepalooza festi