New Irish Music – Hozier – Take Me To The Church

26 Jul
Hozier. Credit Hozier Facebook.

Hozier. Credit Hozier Facebook.

Hozier (Andrew Hozier-Byrne) hails from the beautiful county of Wicklow in Ireland. His music on the other hand seems to come from the Blues born in Chicago, Kansas, Detroit and other wandering parts of America filtered through an Irish view of life with its folk music and traditional story telling.



Take Me To The Church is Hozier’s debut 4 track EP and its an instant favourite with a beautiful mix of loud, rousing, blues influenced anthem and a blend of Irish tinged folk throughout the songs. It shows a great potential for further exploration in a full album format. Hozier’s bluesy vocals carrying across the music linking everything together including his most folk influenced song on the EP ‘Like Real People Do’. In moments he sounds like James Vincent McMorrow or Justin Vernon(Bon Iver) but always mixed with the same Soulful Blues influenced music of the likes of Cold War Kids or Stevie Wonder.
A fine addition to Ireland’s current music scene filling a niche nobody else seemed to know was there.

Catch him live at the wonderful Unitarian Church, Dublin On September 10th.

Hozier: Cherry Wine Live

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6 Responses to “New Irish Music – Hozier – Take Me To The Church”

  1. Bob CMR January 9, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Check out the video for the hit “Take Me To Church”! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSVMgRr6pw

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