South African-born Cathryn Green is celebrating her recently-acquired Irish citizenship with her second EP, The Apple, which is set for digital release on September 4th, 2014 followed by a series of live gigs (full details to be confirmed).
The Apple contains three Green originals, ‘Hello’, ‘The Apple’ and ‘Place To Belong’, a co-write with and also featuring Shane Ó Fearghail of Caruso. There is also an inventive reworking of the Depeche Mode classic ‘Enjoy the Silence’, which Green obtained permission from Sony ATV Publishing to distribute worldwide. Production for the EP began in Brighton with Ian Caple (Tricky, Suede) who worked on ‘Hello’ and ‘The Apple’. In Dublin, Bill Shanley (Ray Davies, Eleanor McEvoy) continued on the production along with Andrew Holdsworth (The Cure, Mary Black). In the Isle of Skye, Denis Blackham (The Unthanks, Tears for Fears) mastered Green’s EP.
The Apple will be available worldwide in over 30 digital stores, including iTunes, Spotify, 7Digital, Deezer, Rhapsody and XBox.
Since arriving in Ireland in 2008, Green has been developing her craft by playing in pubs and venues around Ireland, the UK and Europe, all whilst holding down a full time job as an accountant. The EP artwork features photography from Green’s childhood, as the songs chosen reflect different stages in Green’s life in South Africa, to finding her place in Ireland. “Along the way I’ve felt like a child, I’ve been so naive but at the same time I’ve been thankful for the mistakes I’ve made, and coming to Ireland has taught me to be more independent. ”The Apple EP is intended to turn the apple idiom on its head, “My family’s influence will always be in my headspace but to me, I am now the more audible voice.”
Regarding her recent citizenship, “I feel like I’ve come full circle as my great grandparents were Irish, and now I am too.” Green’s debut EP, ‘Can You Understand?’ released in 2010, sparked interest from various press and media, not only in Ireland but also in the UK and Europe. Jackie Hayden (the man who originally signed U2) declared Cathryn Green, Best Female Solo Act of 2010 in the highly-respected Irish publication, Hot Press stating ‘this is so good we could soon be claiming her as one of our own.’ How prophetic his comments turned out to be!
Previews of The Apple can now be heard on soundcloud.com/cathryn-green.
For further information contact Cathryn Green at email@example.com
Or go to cathryngreenmusic.com