The genesis of Hausu comes from this collaborative effort diving into DIY, punk, hip-hop and electronica and dragging a sort of “death disco” out the other side. Danceable complex synth work meets distortion and guitar-driven mayhem in the vein of electro-clash. Jack Corrigan (Actualacid), Drew Linehan (Automatic Blue) and Hassan Baker (Mothra) conjure up a rare atmosphere on this entirely unique work.
Ghostking is Dead
Citing influences including The Antlers, Mac DeMarco, James Blake and David Bowie, Matt Corrigan's work as Ghostking Is Dead switch from delicate and carefree to towering, glistening monoliths. The project aims to bring audiences on adventure into a variety of styles, combining Corrigan’s varying musical fields of interest. The result is new sounds, borne from experimentation and integration, while always maintaining a pop edge.
Drew Linehan writes music about “apathy, sick thoughts, repetition, not being a "morning person", changing for the worse, wanting to change for the better, not changing at all, and then sometimes thinking maybe you will change for the better.” As Automatic Blue, he chases this mood through washed-out synth-pop numbers peppered with organic instrumentation throughout. But the real joy is in the synth work, heavily-distorted drums and some subtle sample twists.
Jack Corrigan's first effort was “an EP about wanting to visit space without leaving the house, arrested development (the bad kind), lethargy, boredom, and my dog.”. A series of psych-pop vignettes, washed out electronic jams and stories of isolation, Actualacid's production focuses on disarming, immersive atmospheres. Corrigan's trademark humour can be found lurking behind the psychedelic textures and echoing guitars, though. Especially on the songs about his dog.
Arthur Valentine is the eclectic pop project of Cork based singer/songwriter and producer Luke Aston. Exploring universal themes such as love, fear, faith and deleting/re-downloading Instagram time and time again, he is desperately trying to not take himself too seriously while writing this bio.
In his music Hassan Baker attempts to a more confident self hiding behind obscurity, covering the topics of self-identity and maturity in a digital world as a first generation immigrant lad living in two conflicting cultures. Blistering hip-hop produced by his labelmates and infused with punk spirit.
Tadhg McNealy – who joined Hausu as a graphic designer, visual artist and photographer – has always tended towards brutalism and architectural-inspired minimalism. His forthcoming debut on Hausu as a musician draws from these same themes to create a soundtrack to urban isolation.
Upstairs at a sesh somewhere in Cork city, an impromptu jam session led to this explosive g-funk, peppered with bass, french horn (french horn?) and an unlikely choir of friends.
Illustrator and concept artist with an emphasis on storytelling and narrative; draws from the rich worlds of Celtic and Norse mythology.
A designer and illustrator working with the things she loves; creator of the Hausu brand identity and multiple album artworks.
Self-described "Hausu PR rat" and technologist. Develops software, systems and processes. Does some print work if he must. Would love to email you.