The Crayon Set

The Crayon Set

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL

The Crayon Set are a music collective based in Dublin, Ireland and play an upbeat and hook-filled mix of alternative indie pop/rock with some elements of folk, psychedelic and chamber also thrown in for the fun of it.


Listed by 2 U I Bestow music website as one of Ireland’s Top 50 Bands, Dublin-based The Crayon Set was founded by main songwriter Robert Baker and they first came to prominence in 2011 when they won a national competition to play the main stage of the Benny & Jerry’s Music Festival in London (with the likes of Ash, Ocean Colour Scene and Fun Lovin’ Criminals).

Their sound is a fresh mix of “indie-folk- alt pop” – there are catchy melodies, lots of energy, multi-part vocal harmonies and they often employ a wide variety of less traditional “indie” instruments – double bass, violin, piano, trumpet, harmonium, oboe, flute, banjo etc.

The Crayon Set self-released their debut album in April 2013. It was recorded in Leeders Farm Studios in the UK and their own home-built studio in Wicklow. It was co-produced by Nick Brine (Teenage Fanclub, Super Furry Animals, Oasis). The band have a DIY ethic - from the recording of the album, to the artwork and the release of their music. It has been well-received critically and the singles “I Wanted You” and No.1 Fan have received strong airplay on Irish radio. 

The released a new single "Attack" in Spring 2013 and are currently album 2 with producer Gavin Glass.

Praise for The Crayon Set album:

"Single of the Week". The

"The Crayon Set are as catchy as a virus. If you're looking for the kind of purity in indie-pop that you thought had gone missing far too many years ago, then their debut album will see you so right you'll never be wrong again”. Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times

“Perfect Pop”. Hot Press

“4/5. An indie orchestra favourably compared to the likes of Arcade Fire and Belle & Sebastian.” Mark Kavanagh, The Daily Star

“This is an album packed with up-tempo infectious indie from a group with a gift for creating memorable hooks”.

“Recalls the sounds of bands such as Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura, from the girl-boy vocal interplay to the proliferation of warm, organic instrumentation that bumbles wistfully from song to song. They make an effort to maintain impetus and vary their style throughout. A charming debut”. Lauren Murphy, The Sunday Times


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The Crayon Set (self-titled album)