Cathy Davey’s new single “Snitch” is the second release from her album ”New Forest” which is out now. “New Forest” debuted at the Hazel Wood Stage at this years Electric Picnic where she performed the album in sequence to a packed out magical area of the woods. She takes to the road this autumn on a nationwide tour:
6th Kilkenny, The Set Theatre
7th Dundalk, The Spirit Store
13th Listowel, Mike the Pies
14th Galway, Roisin Dubh
15th Limerick, Dolans
22nd, Dublin, Whelan’s
27th West Cork, De Barra’s
28th Cork City, Live at St Luke’s
30th Belfast, The Belfast Empire
3rd Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre
11th Birr, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
‘New Forest is a collection of music that feels unshackled from expectation and sounds like an artist pursuing their craft wholeheartedly. There’s a fantastical feel to the album right from the title opener as if we are setting off into a wooded path unknown and takes in diversions through calypso, handclap pop and whimsical folk.’ – Nialler9
‘Cathy Davey weaves a real mix of mystery and magic..’ – RTÉ Ten
‘……the work of an artist with tonnes of talent, endless ideas and a refreshing disregard for the zeitgeist.’ – Irish Times
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“New Forest” was produced by Cathy and is preceded by the first single “The Pattern”. The album was written and recorded in the forest, two forests in fact. The first was in one of Ireland’s sole surviving indigenous forests, Woodford, in Galway and the second on the skirts of Connemara. Continuing the ‘Forest’ theme Cathy launched a new Electric Picnic stage by debuting her album in all it is full sequential beauty on the Hazel Wood Stage at midnight on Friday September 2nd 2016
Speaking about the album, Cathy says “New Forest is a way of articulating the complexity of humans working in the natural world. Don’t despair however, the album isn’t about the sounds of hedgehogs mating, it’s still very much a pop music album!”
“Cathy Davey’s first new single in six years does represent rather a departure for the Wicklow songwriter. Synths and electronic atmospherics replace her signature guitar sound. But sure-footed as ever, the result is as beguiling as anything she’s done to date.” Irish Times
“At four minutes long ‘The Pattern’ is a mini epic. The song is constantly changing, and although there is a definite hook to the chorus (something Davey has always had a flair for) the songwriting ensures that we are in a very definite place sonically from where we began by the time we reach the end.” The Last Mixed Tape
While it has been six years since Cathy’s last album “The Nameless”, she most certainly been busy. In those years Cathy released charity albums, wrote for film and TV, and set up her own charity, the My Lovely Horse Rescue. Now also a mainstay of Electric Picnic, MLHR is where Cathy has been able to explore and enjoy her love of animals, saving them from their abusive pasts. The charity is now on a solid foundation and blossoming, and thus Cathy has found the time to get back to music, her first love, and where she belongs, right at the very top of the Irish music tree.
You can listen to Cathy’s new track ‘Armadillo’ and pre-order signed copies of ‘New Forest’ here
Cathy will be performing live in store at Tower Records, at 1pm on Friday, the 9th of September.
Heralding the release of his solo album ‘The Window & Day’, Rhob Cunningham returns to perform at The Button Factory in Dublin for a special Autumnal show.
Recorded in Iceland under the watchful eye of Bedroom Community producer Valgeir Sigurðsson (Bjork/Bonnie Prince Billy/Feist) & Greenhouse Studio’s Paul Evans, Cunningham travelled to Reykjavik with the songs chosen, spending a month recruiting sympathetic and skillful local musicians to share the Reykjavík studio setting.
Debut single ‘Quiet Song’ is the first introduction to the sparse soundscape that is ‘The Window & Day’, quite in contrast to his July release ‘The Head Collector’, produced by Villager’s Conor O’Brien and featuring Cathy Davey on guest vocals.
The gig is Cunningham’s first in Ireland since taking on 20 shows in Berlin since May and promises to be a memorable night.