It’s the latest careful, cautious and thoughtful step towards a long and fruitful career. Whereas most young musicians who had just graced the nation’s longest-running TV series, The Late Late Show, would have tried to cash in with an overnight sensation album, a tour, and a range of bath salts.
“We just don’t want to release anything that we don’t believe in completely and utterly,” says Crampton. “And if that means taking our sweet time, so be it. We have an album’s worth of material, but, we’re not quite there yet with a truly worthy album…”
As Stop Being An Asshole is unleashed, Dylan and his brother-in-crime, Elliot, are busy rehearsing for their first headlining gig, at The Vintage Rooms in Dublin’s Workman’s Club onSaturday, July 6th, with pin-up queenOh Golly! Miss Dolly!in support. This intimate gig is both a way for the lads to go a little more widescreen with their set and also to test the water for when Dylan brings it all back home, at The Whale, onSunday, September 8th. Who knows, there may even be somespecial guests that night.
So, you can see why the 20-year-old wunderkid is excited and delighted. And more than happy to talk about his calm, cool and cunning plan for world domination, one backbeat at a time…
You can grab your €5 ticket for July 6th’s Vintage Rooms gig here, and that hometown headliner at The Whale on Sept 8th here, check out Stop Being An Asshole here, and follow Dylan on YouTube here, Facebook here, and soundcloud here.