Gus Dapperton is an artist out of time. As comfortable as he is at entertaining audiences in 2018, his effortless demeanour and utterly charming persona hail back to the peppy dance halls and diners of decades passed. Like King Krule meets Mac Demarco, Dapperton’s music is a combination of cool and melancholy, expressing a pensive sadness in the happiest way possible. Inspired to create by world class cinema and heartache, Dapperton has sporadically been releasing singles and EPs (which he describes as “80s-influenced and kind of dreamy”) since 2016. Recent release So You Think You’re a Comic features the infectious single “Prune, You Talk Funny”, a breakout tune that is impossible to get out of your head. The New York native is well on his way to being huge and we can’t wait to have his charming presence join us in Ballinlough.
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come