Operating beneath the stage name Ain, Irish singer/songwriter Aindriú Conroy offers centered himself in London because the dissolution from the Opiates, his Dublin sound rock task, in 2005. The Kildare native’s following emergence like a single performer could scarcely possess provided a larger comparison. He stripped his music of most extreme ornamentation and difficulty and rather embraced the easy constructions of prewar Delta blues and sparse, nuanced plans consisting of bit more than classical guitar as well as the singer’s personal haunted vocals. Alternatively, there’s a obvious kinship between Ain’s blues, as educated from the post-punk indie stylings from the Smiths and alt-folk luminary Bonnie “Prince” Billy, as well as the lulling repetitiveness of Sonic Youngsters. Ain’s immersion in London’s lively folk scene gained him a cope with regional record label Tanuki Tanuki, house of Cast’s John Power. His debut EP, Near Natural cotton, released in January of 2008, was a remarkably forthright declaration for the upstart designer. The name makes apparent allusions to the fantastic Delta bluesmen who experienced influenced him, as will the morbid subject material included therein. The songwriter’s decision to create and perform each one of the six songs in the main element of D was an amazingly courageous one for an unproven designer, but one which has been justified from the acclaim provided the release. IN-MAY of 2008, Ain released a dual A-sided single merging “Wanna Die Like Jesus” and “Buying Superstars,” the last mentioned featuring the assisting vocals of California celebrity flipped folk-rocker Sarabeth Tucek. The set fulfilled when in the summertime of 2007 when Tucek asked Ain to open up the London lower leg of her U.K. tour. Ain refused, declaring he had a need to research for exams the very next day, but went to the gig non-etheless and consequently failed his examinations. His indiscipline became a blessing, nevertheless. The pair strike it off and Ain performed with Tucek on her behalf subsequent go back to London.