Published on November 9th, 2009 | by Sinéad2
Ones To Watch #3 – Cowboy X
I haven’t done one of these for awhile, I promise to be a better Culchie from now on.
Cowboy X aren’t new to the Irish music scene and their debut album Who Are These People? from late 2006 (you might remember the song Gabbi) is a personal favourite of mine, but it never really made any big splashes outside of the scene. This works in the bands favour however, as the second album is always hardest and over recent years there have been a number of Irish bands catapulted into short term fame, only to fall on their faces from the pressures of producing a follow-up album.
Cowboy X have been in a long process of putting material together for their second album, which is due in February /March 2010. They released the tracks Break Me and Japanese Toy back in February of this year, singles that could have been taken directly from the debut album, but it’s their more recent, mature electronica sound that is really getting my attention.
They’ve recently released a 4 track EP called Analogue Droids, which overall is a definite progression from Who Are These People? whilst still maintain that distinctive Cowboy X sound. The EP is a far more confident and experimental mixture of indie guitars, synthesizers and gorgeous female vocals. The title track Analgoue Droids is a catchy robotic pop song that has been stuck in my head for weeks. You can purchase the EP on iTunes and you won’t be disappointed, its 4 solidly produced tracks that are atmospheric, highly enjoyable, work wonderfully together and are hopefully suggestive of the direction Cowboy X will be taking with their upcoming album. Definitely a band worth watching out for, and are especially good when viewed/listened to live.