, Wallis Bird – ‘Hardly Hardly’

I’m not sure if Wallis Bird is as popular here as she is in parts of Europe (Germany/ Benelux / Austria / Switzerland) but it certainly doesn’t seem like she’s as well known here. Perhaps her strident Ani DiFranco-style acoustic pop has a more natural home outside of Ireland.

For the first single, ‘Hardly Hardly’ from her fourth album, Architect out on April 11th, Wallis Bird is showing signs of sonic progression without losing her core characteristics. The song has a fervent acoustically-rendered rhythmic section that make it sound taut and controlled like a Simian Mobile Disco track. This is definitely a song that could look good on the dancefloor.

‘Hardly Hardly’

Album trailer

Wallis Bird Tour dates

25th April The Academy, Dublin
26th April – Monroes Live, Galway
27th – April – Half Moon, Cork
5th May – Gera (GER) – Festival “Geraer Songtage” (Clubzentrum Comma)
6th May – Vienna (AUT) – Arena
7th May – Berlin (GER) – Postbahnhof
8th May – Frankfurt (GER) – St. Peter (Woman Of The World – Festival)
9th May – Cologne (GER) – Gloria
10th May – Hamburg (GER) – Mojo
11th May – London (UK) – Garage
13th May – Zurich (SUI) – Rote Fabrik
14th May – Milan (ITA) – La Salumeria Della Musica
15th May – Munich (GER) – Strom
16th May – Dresden (GER) – Beatpol
17th May – Linz (AUT) – Linzfest – FM4 Stage
18th May – Bielefeld (GER) – Forum
19th May – Haarlem (NL) – Patronaat – Kleine Zaal
4th June – Brussels (BE) – Rotonde @ Botanique
6th June – Saarburg (GER) – Burg Freudenberg
7th June – Mannheim (GER) – Seebühne
8th June – Beverungen (GER) – Orange Blossoms Festival

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