Set to launch new E.P. “Night” with three special performances at Tiger Dublin Fringe
18/19/20 September – Smock Alley Theatre Boys School
Hilary Woods is set to launch her eagerly awaited E.P. “Night” with three spellbinding performances in Smock Alley Theatre, as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe from 18/19/20 September. Tickets priced €13/€11 (concession) are available now from www.fringefest.com
Hilary Woods is a singer, songwriter and visual artist from Dublin, Ireland. The former JJ72 bassist writes detuned dream pop suffused with mood driven melodies and sparse instrumentation. As a teenager, Woods recorded two multi-platinum selling records in hugely successful Irish indie trio JJ72, whilst touring extensively across Europe, Japan and the UK. At twenty two she left the band to pursue her own artistic interests and within the same year became a mother.
Exploring her own visual art practice (mainly in the area of painting) she did stints in art college in Seville, Spain and courses in fine art at The Slade, London before undertaking a degree in English Literature and a Masters in Philosophy and Film from Trinity College Dublin in 2010.
Feeling increasingly disillusioned with city life however and a hankering to return to nature and spend time honing her own songs, she moved to the depths of West Cork with an electronic piano for the Winter of 2012 to record what culminated in her critically acclaimed debut solo record “The River Cry” (released in February of last year). Hailed as “a revelation in terms of the depth of song-writing” by The Sunday Times, Woods’ “beguiling song craft” (Hotpress) is comprised of hushed vocals, intimate atmospherics and poetic lyrics that convey a unique and fiercely evocative aesthetic that is all her own.
Her forthcoming E.P. entitled “Night” is due for release on 18 September 2014 and will be launched as part of this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival for three consecutive nights in Dublin’s renowned Smock Alley Theatre. Her new material is intensely personal; luscious sounds over compellingly simple beats make it more daring and lighter in touch than her previous outpouring. Influences include; Linda Perhacs, Nick Drake, Etta James, The Doors, Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callaghan, Jon Hopkins, Frida Kahlo, Chris Marker, William Faulkner.
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