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Introducing: Only Real

Wednesday 11 March 2015

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Words Ailis Mara

Only Real is somewhat like child in the body of a talented 22-year-old. He bathes in cereal, edits pictures of himself onto dogs and his latest video is like a massive merging of cartoons and reality.

The debut album by Only Real is released on March 30th, and it’s safe to say that ‘Jerk At the End of the Line’ is pretty anticipated. This South Londoner, lesser known as Niall Galvin, woos with a distinct indie/rap genre crossover – slightly mutant, slightly the best thing you’ve ever heard. New track ‘Can’t Get Happy’ is breezily contagious, with a rather contradictory title. I dare you try and not get happy.

Only Real is performing at SXSW festival next week and will be going on a UK tour come April after giving France a little visit beforehand, you can catch him live on the following dates at the following places:

25th April – Think Tan, Newcastle
26th April – Broadcast, Glasgow
28th April – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
30th April – 100 Club, London
2nd May – Oakford Social Club, Reading
3rd May – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
4th May – Wardrobe, Leeds
6th May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
7th May – Louisiana, Bristol
8th May – Joiners, Southampton
9th May – The Rainbow, Birmingham