Beyond the Wash
Crafting a mix of energetic pop and throwback New Wave, Beyond the Wash (BTW) is the solo project of Irish songwriter, Patrick O’Donnell. He quickly became recognised for conceptual works that brought together artists from many different creative fields such as dance, design, sculpture and book making.
These collaborations hint towards a diverse blend of both visual and sonic influences – while music is ultimately at its core, BTW’s output is both varied and unexpected.
Two singles marked the conception of the project in 2019, the atmospheric ‘Misty Morning’ and the stomping ‘Dusktime’. The later was accompanied by a music video featured by global arts and cultural platforms Booooooom.TV, 1.4 and Directors Notes. It was also nominated for Best Irish Music Video at the London Irish Film Festival 2019.
These songs are part of an EP titled ‘Murmurings’ (released in June 2020). The songs here are a diverse and eclectic mix of alt.pop. the great challenge of 2020 saw BTW play 2 of his largest shows to date with livestreams for LIMF (Liverpool Irish Music Festival) and Ireland Music Week.
The latest single ‘Min/us’ develops this alt. pop theme further with layered rhythms, crisp vocals and trademarked chiming guitars. BTW returns with his most accomplished work to date.