Frankie Cosmos - bitter-sweet New York indie

New album, new tour, and a show at the Róisín Dubh

Frankie Cosmos (on the right) and her band.

Frankie Cosmos (on the right) and her band.

SHE IS of Irish descent, and is the daughter of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates, but all that would count for nothing were she not an inspired indie-rock singer-songwriter with something to say.

Frankie Cosmos (aka Greta Kline ), and her band play the Róisín Dubh on Wednesday August 22 at 8pm, where she will perform songs from her latest album Vessel, released earlier this year on Sub Pop, as well as from Zentropy (2014 ) and Next Thing (2016 ).

Vessel, an album of 18 songs clocking in at 34 minutes, is a musical road movie through the emotional and circumstantial life of this 20-something New Yorker, ranging from young ambition and romantic adventure ("I want to tour in a hot pink van" ), to intense relationships ("We talked about dreams, about things, about you" ), to the adolescent's feeling of being out of place ("Matters quite a bit, even when you feel like s**t, being alive" ), and the juxtaposition of the world weary with the innocent ("You make me blue/I want to make a man out of you" ) via indie jangle, garage-rock, and quirky acoustic, infused with bitter-sweet melodies and joyfully sad guitar hooks.

Support is from Squarehead. Tickets are available from www.roisindubh.net; the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street; and The Róisín Dubh.

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