It’s almost two years since Dundalk native, now London resident, Jim O’Donoghue Martin shared his debut EP as VIDEO BLUE with the world, that was More Pop Troubles. It was a strong opening salvo, with tracks like ‘Filmic’ and ‘Talisman’ still being firm crowd pleasers today. Summer 2016 saw the release of the ‘Disco Nap’ single, which was released on 7” vinyl and available in stores such as London’s Rough Trade and Dublin’s Tower Records. Video Blue was also selected to play at Hard Working Class Heroes 2016, and named by the Irish times’ Jim Carroll as one of his 3 picks.
In the intervening period between that release and his full debut LP, Love Scenes, O’Donoghue Martin’s output showed no let up, constantly focusing on the original and forward-thinking experimentation. The inevitable growth over the past two years is noticeable, but not much was required, VIDEO BLUE has stayed true to his DIY school when it comes to honing his mix of electro-pop and indie sounds.
”One man armed with a guitar and a bunch of beats, he’s got a very fine handle on how to turn both parts of his musical personality into a bundle of captivating, occasionally giddy and always impressive leftfield pop gems.” – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times.