Talos is Eoin French, from Cork in Ireland. He makes patient, plaintive electronic pop music. He arrived in late 2014, with the mesmerising ‘Tethered Bones’, the dreamy production proved a perfect platform for French’s powerful voice and rewarding words.
It saw a full release in December of that year, with B-side ‘Bloom’ reaching further into the depths. He closed 2015 with a second single, the bleakly beautiful ‘In Time’, recently featured in hit ABC series ‘Guilt’, in the US.
He released a new EP, ‘O Sanctum’, in late August, which featured the single ‘Your Love Is An Island’ - which got a New Music Friday nod from Spotify UK - and a new song, ‘Reborn’, plus remixes from Maps and Sin Fang.
Following shows at Longitude, Body and Soul and an appearance at Other Voices in the Other Room, Talos - and his expanded six-piece band - hits the road in December for a run of Irish dates.
Nialler9 on ‘Your Love Is An Island’: “(It’s) one of the best songs out of this country this year and (I don’t say that lightly).”
TLOBF on ‘Reborn’: “(It) feels like a Buddhist mantra, a sacred utterance, which exaggerates the otherworldly atmosphere present in its musicianship.”
Clash on ‘Reborn’: “A talent rapidly coming into his own - his most striking, dramatic document yet.”