Crayonsmith was started by Dubliner, Ciarán Smith, in 2004 as a solo project. On hearing debut album, “Stay Loose”, in 2006, Mark Linkous asked Crayonsmith to open for Sparklehorse on their UK/Irish tour that October.
Crayonsmith joined Out On A Limb Records in 2007, releasing the critically acclaimed second album “White Wonder” in 2008. This album was made with the help of two friends and saw the band play shows with Why?, Yeasayer and The Mae Shi before heading to the US to open for Islands on their tour, fitting in extra gigs with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah amongst others.
“Heaven In An Aeroplane” (part of split 7″ with Elk, November 2011) was the first release with a the new line up – Richie O’Reilly (Guilty Optics) & Wayne Dunlea (Horse, ex-Waiting Room) joining Ciarán in the band.
In October 2013, “Milk Teeth”, the third album by Crayonsmith, was released on Out On A Limb. A more organic sounding affair than “White Wonder”, it too received 4\5 star reviews across the board in the Irish press including The Irish Times and Hot Press.
Crayonsmith are currently finishing new songs in the hope of releasing an EP soon.
No shows booked at the moment.