Dunx is an Irish-born, Australian-raised musician, singer, and songwriter. He has worked in the studio and on the road as an engineer, guitar/keyboard tech and producer for the last several years with legendary Irish rock band U2 before finally turning his focus to working on his own music. Following his single ‘One of Us’ which received support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Hotpress and RTE, Dunx has just released the ethereal alt-rock track ‘I Land At Sea’. Drawing inspiration for the track while traveling between Sydney, NYC, Utah, and Dublin, the listener experiences Dunx’s journey for themselves, with ‘I Land At Sea’ blending elements of the genres he encountered, from surf blues and electronic hip-hop through to desert rock and country.
Dunx on the meaning behind the track:
“It is basically a song about home, belonging and finding your place in the world. It also touches on spirituality and likens the physical sense of belonging to a spiritual one.”
The track features Dylan Lynch (Soda Blonde, Little Green Cars) on drums and percussion, was mixed by Brandon Bost, mastered by Idania Valencia at Sterling Sound, NYC and produced by Dunx and David Anthony Curley at The Clinic Recording Studios
With a DIY attitude, Dunx writes, records and produces all of his own music while also immersing himself in the creative community in Dublin, collaborating with friends like Sorcha Richardson and Blood Donor. Recent releases include his debut single ‘Don’t Gotta Be So Bad’, and most recently media favourite ‘One Of Us’, plus a cover of Pixie’s ‘Caribou’, featuring Dylan Lynch on drums and Saint Sister’s Gemma Doherty on harp. His previous life as a producer and engineer has taken him to great heights working in Abbey Road, Electric Lady, Shangri La, Third Man Records to name a few, and working with inspiring musicians that have gone before him such as U2, Sorcha Richardson, Inhaler and more. He’s also worked on large-scale tours, festivals, and TV performances for SNL, Jimmy Fallon, Live at The BBC, and The Grammys – so it’s about time for him to step into the limelight in his own right.
Inspired by the likes of Pixies, Amy Winehouse, and Nick Cave – he is making his mark with a highly refined and distinguished sound. Guitar centric, filled to the brim with contemplative lyrics and a distinctive vocal sound makes Dunx an artist to certainly sit up and take note of.
Dunx has received support from major Irish publications including RTE, Hot Press, Buzz.ie, GoldenPlec and The Last Mixed Tape. His recent single ‘One of Us’ was played by Dan Hegarty (RTÉ 2FM), Dave Fanning (RTÉ 2FM), Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1), BBC Across The Line, BBC NI and more.