Rarely Seen Above Ground
Sun 2nd June
Rarely Seen Above Ground (R.S.A.G.) aka Jeremy Hickey is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Kilkenny City. Jeremy records, performs and produces all the material in his home studio. Live he has being experimenting with the idea of a virtual band collaborating with visual artist Paul Mahon (Geppetto) creating silhouettes of himself projected on screen, backing his live drums, percussion and vocals. .
Rarely Seen Above Ground has been making waves since 2008 with a seriously explosive live set and a double album release, ‘Organic Sampler’ the debut which received a 5 star review from the Irish Times as well as gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination in the same year. In 2009 Jeremy worked with leading remixer, programmer and producer Leo Pearson (U2 & Elvis Costello) who produced the follow-up album ‘Be It Right Or Wrong’ which gave him a new and interesting approach to fine tuning a more vocally driven album.
After a trip State side to the major SXSW festival and shows in New York, Jeremy is currently back underground to find a new sound which represents his future ideas of where he wants to go as a musician and as a producer. The first taste of this new style can be heard in his online single ‘This Winding Sheet’. As described by Niall Byrne -State.ie “it harks back to the sound of his first album, yet pushes the envelope into interesting electronic sound additions. Drums propel the song while all manner of interesting bleeps, synths, guitar, bass and eventually vocals, work around it”