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New Music – In the Willows, Koukie, Phox

An Electric Picnic special with acts from Waterford, London and Wisconsin heading to Stradbally next week


Thu, Aug 21, 2014, 09:48


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.

In the Willows

Waterford band prep for the release of their debut album “Before Everybody Disappears” with an appearance in the Body & Soul universe at the Electric Picnic. Six-piece outfit shooting out the pastoral folk light with aplomb and flashes of the wow factor.


Annija Zahovska is Koukie, the London-based singer behind the “Songs From An Empty Stage” album from earlier in the year. A festival-friendly experimental mash of rock, pop, opera and cabaret from the singer with the jazzy vocals. Playing the Body & Soul arena.


What did the Phox say? In the case of the Picnic-bound band from Baraboo, Wisconsin, it’s the power and panache of lead singer Monica Martin’s voice which has been gaining the plaudits for the band’s self-titled debut album. Also playing Dublin’s Sugar Club on November 9.