2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
Within the sedate setting of St Pancras Old Church in London, Hilary Woods launched her debut album ‘Colt’ with an intimate live presentation.
It couldn’t have been any different from when at the age of 20, she found fame as the bassist of Irish indie trio JJ72. Going on to open for MUSE and COLDPLAY, Woods left the band in 2005 to pursue her passion for film, art and literature. Woods started making music again in 2014 to begin the journey towards ‘Colt’. Continue Reading ›
Sacred Bones is home to many quirky acts; artists that have the very best of the alternative outlook on music and life. Amongst Zola Jesus and John Carpenter plus the one and only David Lynch, the Irish songstress Hilary Woods feels like she belongs.
‘Colt’ is a very private and mysterious debut album, “an intensely personal journey through grief, abandonment, and mutating love”. The “completely broke” Woods set off to create a “way to process and make sense of the everyday” ... Continue Reading ›
Since The Electricity Club caught THE SOFT MOON at the beginning of the year for their London date at The Dome in Tufnell Park, the act has been touring constantly in support of new album ‘Criminal’.
Essentially the one-man project of Oakland multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez, he kindly took time out from his busy schedule to discuss the challenges of making of 'Criminal', his diverse range of influences and the impact of working as a solo musician. Continue Reading ›
Hilary Woods was just 20 when she first found fame as the bassist of Irish trio JJ72. In 2014, she started making music again with her resultant EPs ‘Night’ and ‘Heartbox’ both finding media acclaim. June 2018 sees the release of her debut album ‘Colt’, recorded on eight-track in an abandoned flat somewhere in Dublin and mixed in Berlin.
With a prestigious appearance at Robert Smith's Meltdown 2018 following not long after, Hilary Woods kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about her return… Continue Reading ›