Dublin singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty last month gave us a song about “Dublin, Club Lemon and feeling sorry for yourself,” in ‘Fizzy’.
Now, the Pips EP, from which that song is taken from has been released and features five tracks. ‘Alternator’ is an understated atmospheric full band cut, ‘Hives’ is a song Nutty wrote for her little sister, ‘I’m Your Baby’ is a song inspired by Frida Kahlo and “idiosyncratic women who were ahead of their time”), while ‘Drive’, my personal favourite is a song which inspires the EP title with the line “Screw comes loose, but life’s a fruit.”
For the followup song to that release, Nutty’s ‘Sea Salt’ conveys an increased arrangement complexity and a maturity in songwriting and addresses “how early-life relationships dissolve as people begin to polarise with age.”
Watch the video by Sean Clarke, starring Lauren Wilson and James McGrath.
Whelan’s annual Ones To Watch festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday this week featuring a huge list of promising upcoming Irish bands. State.ie will be presenting their Faces of 2016 bands as part of the lineup (as denoted by an [s] below).
Tickets for it are €5 per day or €10 for all 4 days with a free drink included. More bands are to be announced but here’s the lineup thus far.
The Dublin-based singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty recently successfully completed a Kickstarter for her debut EP Bunny, but I’d wager with more ears on the young singer’s songs, there won’t be a need to crowdfund in the future.
Vocal harmonies are front and centre on the six-track EP which has a minimal choral folk feel with some French horn and cello isntrumentation fleshing out the music. It’s Nutty’s expressive voice which goes from intimate almost spoken to the more choral sound, that pulls you in. The EP has been released today and is launched tonight with a gig in The Chocolate Factory.
Check out the EP highlight ‘Fine Print’:
Look out for more dates in the coming months and support the artist by picking up this impressive debut EP.