Awarded a prestigious Royal Hibernian Academy Award in 2017 for his creative practice, Kojaque came to prominence with the genre-bending concept record Deli Daydreams in 2018, a project that also demonstrated his prowess as a music video director, and was nominated for the Choice Music Prize. Following performances at Glastonbury, Pitchfork Festival Paris, Primavera Sound, and SXSW, he released the album Town’s Dead, also nominated for the Choice Music Prize, in 2021. An album of huge ambition and scale, Town’s Dead solidified his colossally talented and singular vision as one of the most exciting Irish artists of his generation.
Working as an independent artist, with a DIY spirit that spans music videos and short films, collaborations and day parties, as well as co-founding and running the label Soft Boy Records, Kojaque has sold out tours across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and North America, as well as celebrated support slots with Lana Del Rey, and an Australian and New Zealand tour with Loyle Carner. Every release has been critically acclaimed, building a dedicated fanbase with crowds connecting not just to his commentary on contemporary society, but also his soul-bearing integrity, with his music spawning fan tattoos, roaring festival crowds, and heaving venues.