New Music – Eve Murtagh, Holy Folk, Fickle Friends
New music from Donegal, Los Angeles and Brighton
The north-west is proving to be fertile ground for young female singer-songwriters of late with Soak and Rosie Carney and 16 year old Eve Murtagh is the latest in the frame from that area. Shows around Donegal have sharpened her sound and songcraft judging by tracks like “Too Young To Feel This Old”. Watch out for her at Other Voices in Derry next month.
More sunnysideup music from California in the shape of Los Angeles four piece Holy Folk whose debut album “Motioning” is full of blissful indie-pop. That lovely blend of folky jams and summery pop augers well for a busy year for the band.
Perfect timing from the Brighton band who deliver a finely tuned summer-anthem-in-the-making called “Swim” to make you wish it was the long days of July and not the long nights of January. It’s a gem of a debut outing, with superb swoonsome vocals from Natti Shine, so let’s hope there’s more where that come from.