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Variant Sea


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Variant Sea are a Dublin/Reykjavik based duo made up of pianist Luke Duffy and guitarist Shell Dooley.
Formed in 2015, Variant Sea fuse classical, ambient and post-rock styles to create their own unique atmospheric and filmic sound. The duo are based in two cities and are heavily influenced by the landscapes and scenery surrounding them. Following the release of their debut EP Season of Mists in 2015, they continued to experiment with their sound which produced their second record Fable in 2016. They recently released their single Winter Dance and will release a new collection of pieces in 2018.
Variant Sea are regulars on RTE Lyric FM and have played at venues such as Bello Bar and Another Love Story festival.
"A duo known for their near cinematic take on post-rock and classical music, Variant Sea’s latest offering [Winter Dance] is as icy, ethereal and widescreen as we’ve come to expect ever since they first landed on the Irish music scene." - The Last Mixed Tape
"their songs, 'River Sallows' and 'Nearer To Thee' would be at home on the soundtrack of a film" - Nialler9
"As cinematic and escapist as ever, 'Winter Dance' is both forlorn with a sense of loss, but invariably filled with hope and light at the same time." - Remy


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