Hilary Woods releasing debut LP on Sacred Bones (stream 3 tracks)
Dublin dark singer/songwriter Hilary Woods has EPs dating back to 2014, and she caught the attention of Sacred Bones Records, who will release her debut album Colt next week (6/8). The album was co-produced by James Kelly, who used to play guitar and sing in the metal band Altar of Plagues and more recently makes electronic music as WIFE, and a metal-turned-electronic musician makes a lot of sense working with Hilary Woods. Her music is dark like a lot of metal but not heavy, and it's got the atmosphere and minimal percussion of a lot of electronic music. Fans of other metal-affiliated singer/songwriters like Chelsea Wolfe, Marissa Nadler, and Emma Ruth Rundle will probably dig this, and like all of those artists, Hilary is a force of her own with a soaring, gripping voice. While you wait for the album to come out, you can hear three of its songs below.
At the moment she has just three shows -- all in Ireland and the UK -- including a Meltdown Festival show with Moon Duo. All dates are listed below.
2. Prodigal Dog
3. Take Him In
5. Jesus Said
7. Black Rainbow
Hilary Woods -- 2018 Tour Dates
June 11 - St Pancras Church, London UK
June 20th - Meltdown Festival, London UK w/ Moon Duo
Sept 14 - The Sugar Club, Dublin, IRL