Acclaimed Archive frontman and recent Booka Shade collaborator Craig Walker returns the electronic fold with new, Berlin-influenced solo EP.
Craig Walker’s body of work is a multifaceted foundation of distinct soundscapes that inform and continue to inspire his own projects as well as collaborating artists from a wide range of musical styles. As a teenager he honed his skills as the singer/songwriter of Dublin band Power of Dreams, resulting in the band’s debut album, considered by many critics to be one of the best Irish debuts of all time. Early success drove his ambitions to new heights as the frontman of Archive on three pivotal albums in the band’s career. In 2009, it was time for Craig to translate his artistic aspirations with an even more focused vision on Siamese, his critically acclaimed debut solo album. But even more traditional collaborative efforts always shine with Craig’s distinctive touch – from his album with Mineral to Phoebe Killdeer’s co-written song Fade Out Lines, which charted at #1 in 22 countries. In 2015, Craig was ready for a change of scenery and moved to Berlin. In 2017 Craig co-wrote and sang on the album ‘Galvany Street’ by Booka Shade, the year after he formed a new project called Them There with Phoebe Killdeer (Nouvelle Vague). But now the focus is back on Craig: Berlin’s electronic heartbeat certainly has inspired his latest efforts that are currently taking shape on his upcoming new solo EP in June 2019.