Drab Habit is a Dublin-born, London-based human male and/or musician. His compositions span alternative post-rock, contemporary classical and electronica. He is also one half of alternative folk duo, Ah, Lucidity.
A self-taught guitarist first and foremost, Drab Habit’s early musical interest was firmly rooted in the Seattle grunge scene, with a sprinkling of 60s & 70s classic rock: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden & Stone Temple Pilots meets Hendrix & Led Zep. But, with age and through involvement in a variety of different projects, tastes broadened and he became increasingly interested in more diverse recording and production techniques.
The first forays into self-production were heavily guitar-based arrangements, recorded on a trusty Boss BR900 8-track recorder, with which he still refuses to part. Nowadays, while a Gibson Les Paul and an Epiphone Sheraton II still take pride of place in his home studio, synths, brass and strings play a more prominent role in many of his compositions.
His upcoming new single, Our Future Was Bright, is an airy, yet impactful, cinematic soundtrack, blending emotive classical strings, mellow, pretenseless piano and ethereal post-rock guitars.
Our Future Was Bright is out on August 26th.
"There's something beautiful and heroic about the violin, especially when heard in a track like 'Epic' ... It surely lives up to its title."
Too Much Love
"Glow is a beautiful instrumental track from Drab Habit ... we implore you to take a listen."
"A track that samples the voice of Carl Sagan and is called Cosmos will naturally be a cosmic electronic trip..."
"'For Those with Stereo...' creates a musical space that is atmospheric, with clean guitars, deeply groovin’ bass and a solid funk beat ... Solid sounds and songwriting create a track to just kick back to and enjoy."