ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – JEALOUS OF THE BIRDS
8 – 10 Donegal Square North
(Opposite front of City Hall)
028 90 246 609
Jealous of the Birds is the solo project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Naomi Hamilton. Her debut album Parma Violets, released in April, matches introspective indie-folk with fiery post-punk.
Beautifully crafted songs have been given contrasting arrangements, veering from stripped-down acoustic guitar to full-band anthems, all overlaid by Naomi’s compelling layered vocals. Equal parts light and shade, the songs are poignant and vulnerable, bursting with honesty and raw passion.
Hailing from County Armagh, Naomi quietly unleashed her debut EP Capricorn in March 2015, where her wonderfully understated bedroom indie-folk won her an ever-growing legion of support.
The entire EP is a stunning lo-fi collection of tunes recalling Girlpool, Karen Dalton, Cat Power, Laura Marling and even The Moldy Peaches at times. Describing her music she has said; “My only hope is that the songs sound like a real friend talking.”
Parma Violets is a startlingly realized offering, poignant and beguiling, the album has a lo-fi organic integrity that is utterly bewitching. No longer to be jealous of the birds, here Naomi Hamilton proves that she can fly just as high.
Jealous of the Birds will be supporting:
Marc Almond @ The Festival Marquee
Saturday 30 April, 8:00pm
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman @ The John Hewitt
Sunday 1 May, 7:30pm
Birds of Chicago @ 1st Presbyterian, Rosemary St.
Monday 2 May, 8:00pm
Sam Lee & Friends @ The Black Box
Thursday 5 May, 8:00pm
Daniel Champagne @ The Sunflower
Sunday 8 May, 2:00pm