All About Evie

Playing The Whale on June 23rd, singer-songwriter EVIE reveals her rock’n’roll roots.

It all began with an ear of Mad Rush from Philip Glass’ Solo Piano album. Just off the back of a Sunday League game loss, the lingering CD looked inviting to a defeated ten year old. I think I physically threw a grade two piano book across the floor.

Unconventional repetition and dissonance would become a trademark sound for me. Though, that grade two piano book was rightfully appreciated following the gift of a guitar – self-taught as a result! The songwriting began.

Teenage influences like Beth Orton and Radiohead navigated an awkward and delicate take on songwriting. Emerging from the pandemic at 21, what was always a hobby turned into days of putting ideas through my bedroom microphone.

In October 2021, I released my debut EP Since the Fire, entirely self-recorded and self-produced. Some featured tracks had originally been put away at sixteen and others were brand new.

With lyrical nods to name places and the streets of Dublin, Evie’s work is inherently grounded in her own youth and experience.

“At first, I found it incredibly unnatural squeezing moments of my life into three and a half or four minute songs, but I suppose that’s the beauty of mood. Like a time capsule, it can be opened and then closed again.”

Evie’s live campaign kicked off thereafter, with two sold-out headline shows, a triple exhibition in Dublin’s Bello Bar, a landmark Ruby Sessions and a feature at the Grand Social Dublin.

The year ahead promises new singles, The Whale in June, and a debut overseas show. Hot Press writes, ‘seeing an artist know herself and her sound this early on was remarkable to watch… brazenly promising’.

Evie plays The Whale on Friday, June 23rd at 8pm. Support from local lad Jack Joyce.

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