You have singers and you have SINGERS. You know, the kind of presence on stage that can keep an entire room in check with just the voice. Guy Garvey from Elbow is one of them, as are Justin Vernon, Damien Rice and Ben Howard. Add Dermot Kennedy to that list: after releasing his debut EP, the 26-year-old Irishman is rapidly garnering devotees from near and far. Kennedy’s electronic-tinged neo-folk explores the extremes of love, poetry and calamity, stories that come to life even more through the powerful timbre of his voice. Hold your friends and loved one tight during this one, because Dermot will leave all of us agape and aghast.