Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The National, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Ferry, Serge Gainsbourg, Bill Callahan


band members

Ryan Downey, Lena Douglas, Nicholas Roder, Jesse Glass


Website

www.ryandowney.net

Bio

The defining feature of Ryan Downey’s music is his voice; a jaw-dropping amalgamation of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan by way of some mid-century crooner.

His acclaimed debut album Running was released in April 2018 via Barely Dressed Records. Produced by Steve Hassett (Luluc) and recorded across New York and Melbourne, Running reveals Ryan Downey as a timeless talent. It's a glorious and perfectly constructed 21st century indie-folk gem; not a note detracts from Downey’s rich baritone as he sings a song cycle of humour and pathos, self-analysis, sex, love and modern life.

The album release was followed by sold out headline shows and a national tour with Sarah Blasko. Following it's premiere on Roots 'n All, look out for the dynamic new single ‘No More Miracles’ out September 19, 2018.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

Exquisite as is the norm from Ryan Downey. The addition of Zoe's vocals is excellent too - that combo of voices is hair raising-ly good.

Exquisite as is the norm from Ryan Downey. The addition of Zoe's vocals is excellent too - that combo of voices is hair raising-ly good.

Review

Review by Kristy Barker Kritty Barker

15 Sep 2016

Triple J
40

omg please release a christmas album/ christmas audio book

omg please release a christmas album/ christmas audio book

Review

Review by Dorothy Markek Dorothy Markek

14 Sep 2016

Triple J
45

Ryan, all the best in New York... you may well be coming back a star.

Ryan, all the best in New York... you may well be coming back a star.