RECORD RELEASE 27th June 2016 LAUNCH SHOW Grand Social 13th July 2016
SELK is a two piece group made up of Anna Jordan (vocals, piano & electronics) and Dennis Cassidy (drums, samples & electronic percussion). They formed in 2012 with the intention of creating a stripped back vocal and drum ensemble. SELK bring together a mixture of vocal loops, electronic samples and percussion to create engaging musical arrangements and poetic narratives.
They were one of the State magazine faces of 2014 and Anna was featured on the Improvised Music Companies top 12 playlist of Irish female composers 2014′. Anna’s EP ‘DUST’ was released in 2015 and described ‘as a beguiling and entrancing listen.’
“Dust is a beguiling and entrancing listen that hears piano, drums and vocals contend with loops and electronics. Silent Sea is simply beautiful and will brood in my ears for a while, holding its form long after it’s finished, like strong light creates an afterimage.”
“When the timing of the layered vocals, hand claps, and muffled tones on it’s been so long coalesce with the almost hip hop percussion, it’s a real joy” John Keegan.
‘The accessibility and beauty of She Dances is nothing if not a genuine musical success on every level.’ Stephen Murphy. Jim Carroll, Irish Times. “While Anna Jordan’s debut EP “Dust” was only released in the last few months, she’s already accumulated a long list of credits thanks to composing scores and incidental music for films like Breakfast On Pluto and Snap.
SELK releases their debut album BEAST June 27th 2016 with AMS.