Tickets for the British singer’s November 7 show at Dublin’s 3Olympia Theater will go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10am.
The Oxford Cavetown singer-songwriter announced his 2022 European and UK tour today, which includes his biggest Irish show to date at the 3Olympia Theater on November 7, 2022.
A show at Belfast’s Ulster Hall will also take place on November 8, 2022, marking a big return to Irish shores for the record producer and YouTuber. He previously played at the Academy just before the lockdown in February 2020.
Since the age of 14, Cavetown has been creating self-produced songs that are both intensely diarctic and touched by a quirky imagination. Now 22, the Cambridge-based artist, otherwise known as Robin Skinner, has become one of the preeminent voices of the DIY bedroom pop scene, with over 2.3 billion global streams. to date, including 8.4 million monthly Spotify listeners and 1.9 million YouTube subscribers.
They did it with no viral success, but rather a method to fill his YouTube channel and Bandcamp with a mix of covers and original music he wrote and self-recorded in his bedroom.
With the release of his breakthrough 2018 album lemon boySkinner’s unassuming yet captivating personality has taken the internet by storm, catapulting him to become a go-to collaborator with mxmtoon chamber pop mainstays Chloe Moriondo and Tessa Violet.
The musician has sold out in the US and UK and has taken the stage at top festivals like Lollapalooza and Reading & Leeds.
In 2020, he unveils his first major album, SLEEPINGfollowed by his most critically acclaimed EP to date, The men’s best friend. The project received praise from around the world when it was released earlier this year.
“Chamber pop is more than a genre,” he told Hot Press’ Brenna Ransden in 2020, seemingly convincing himself of his opinion by relaying it. “It’s a style and it’s like a kind of DIY, I guess. I feel like it suits me, because I always struggle to define what my gender is.
“The new album kind of came together the same way my music always has,” says Skinner. “I write stuff on and off, when I feel like it. And then eventually it’ll fall into place and I’m putting it all into one album. I’m excited for a new chapter in my career – I’m ready to have a fresh new world that I can share with everyone.
The pop maestro will be supported on both nights by Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland, who released her debut album independently last year in the form of Woman on the Internetand Chicago-born performer Tessa Violets.
Tickets to see Cavetown from €24.90 including booking fees go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10am. Skinner’s Cave Club members will get access on May 17, with a Spotify presale on May 18.
Revisit the Hot Press interview with Cavetown from 2020 here, alongside our conversation with Orla Gartland.