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Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music


"Up and Coming shows"

"...Chris Morrin's show is one of the most original and outstanding live performances to hit the Irish music's one to watch out for..." - Hotpress


Debut Album : PLEASANT SQUARE (2008)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Robotnik is Chris Morrin

A stint working in a fruit and veg market brought about
the perfect moniker for the musician, when his Polish counterparts dubbed him Mr. Robotnik (Polish for worker). The word struck a chord. Morrin liked what it represented - an insatiable appetite for one's labour.

Possessed, unhinged and strikingly original, Robotnik channels a more furious Beck, a more sporadic Mark Linkous and through a frenzied mix of lyrical lullabyes and unforgettable live shows, has become one of the rare wonders of the Irish music scene.

The buzz around Robotnik’s debut album, 2008's ‘Pleasant Square’, soon scored the young Dubliner support slots with Crystal Castles and Laura Marling, and the video for the
single 'People Walk Away' was quickly snapped up by MTV2 in the UK.

Veering even closer to the edge, Morrin has just finished his long awaited second album; “I've written a lot about my primal needs. It's pretty harsh what I've written about. The album is very personal, describing my issues with intimacy, love and sex.” The album was produced by Chris Morrin and Yensin Jahn (Yo La Tengo, Calexico, Lambchop) in the spring of 2012 in Berlin.


"Breezy Melodies, assertive diction and scratchy acoustic guitar sounds
never ever sounded as at home with trebly beats and primitive Jean Michelle
Jarre synth sounds as they do on this hometown classic." - HOTPRESS 4/5

"remarkable debut, which straddles Eighties synth-pop and thoroughly modern
laptop lo-fi, he displays ambition and originality in spades. This is among
the very best records of the year" - ALTERNATIVE ULSTER 8/10

"Pleasant Square is a simple pleasure that proves surprisingly
invigorating." - METRO 4/5


"Nobody else could get away with what he does. It’s a surprise that he does not get the media coverage that he deserves and that he has not yet been picked up by a record label. On the other hand 2009 may be the year when the Irish take heed of this performer and realise how talented he is" - STATE MAGAZINE 2009

"Robotnik's upbeat tunes are brilliantly bonkers and sweet, and should be investigated immediately by all persons interested in dancing around like loons. The likes of 'Weird Road' brings out a softer, quieter side which manages to be a little more introspective and bittersweet than the more upbeat stuff, but no less engaging" - BBC NORTHERN IRELAND 2009