Ann Scott will return to Whelans on May 25th to air songs from her lockdown album, Lily.
Partly recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago, and tied together between snatched studio moments in France and Ireland, the album comprises 12 songs and was mixed by long term collaborator Karl Odlum, who joins her for this performance. Additional special guests to be announced.
“Lily retains Scott’s quirky, offbeat style of singing and performing that traces a stylistic timeline from Kristin Hersh and Beth Orton to Courtney Barnett and Aldous Harding.” Kevin Courtney – The Irish Times
After a long slow slog, album number five is finally freed into the world April 2nd 2021. LILY is released with support from the FMC stimulus for album release, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The release is also in a big way made possible by the Patreon subscribers whose steadfast support over the last 2 years has paved the way for this music to make it’s way out into the big bad world. THANK YOU !
Chuffed that Lily has made Dan Hegarty’s album of the week. Tune into 2FM very night from 10pm for The Alternative with Dan on 2FM where he will be playing a different track each night.
I’m delighted to announce the launch of a patreon page for Ann Scott funding and future releases, and will celebrate with full band show in Whelans September 29th.
Patreon is an antidote to the majority of exploitative music subscription services out there. It allows you to subscribe on the basis of ongoing delivery of songs, ideas and other content giving greater access to new and varied content on a continuous basis. The main feed is set at $3 US dollars per month and gives access to one creation per month. Sign up below or read more on the patreon page
Here is a new mini video for joy. It was made from snippets of iPhone footage taken while traveling through small towns around France, along coastal Croatia, some parks in Barcelona and fun fairs around Dublin. Looks best viewed on a phone.
‘Love is in him’ features in one of the best and most-awarded Irish horror films in some time. Ciarán Foy’s Citadel is an urban horror story in which a grieving husband must protect his daughter from violent neighbourhood children. Showcased as part of IFI Horrorthon 2012, the film went out to American cinemas last year and finally see’s Irish cinema release on June 21st.
Ann Scott has announced a rare and intimate headline show for Dubin at Whelans of Wexford Street on December 28th next. Expect some surprise early repertoire mixed with plenty from the latest record. Ann will be joined by Karl Odlum plus special guests to be announced. Doors 8pm, Tickets €14
Venus To The Sky
Ann Scott has released her fourth studio album, Venus to the Sky. Recorded over several installments in Electrical Audio, Chicago and Sun Studios in Dublin, Venus to the Sky comprises ten brand new songs. Co-produced with Karl Odlum and featuring a cast of favourites from Scott’s regular musical squad (Dave Hingerty, Kim Porcelli, Katherine Atkinson, Gemma Hayes and Katell Keineg), the album is available digitally via annscott.bandcamp.com, from itunes and in physical format from from the annscott.net shop page.
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