March 9th, 2023 7pm Stage 2
A much-needed aural tonic for an extended emotional hangover, Irish alt-folk artist Ailbhe Reddy is preparing to release her highly anticipated second album, Endless Affair. Inspired by her romantic relationships and her fractured memories of many a fun night spent partying in her early 20s, the record is a tender exploration of emotional resilience that sees Reddy embrace the fact that - in her own words - she’s “an absolute melt” when it comes to letting things go.
Written and recorded between January 2019 and October 2020, Reddy paired up with producer Tommy McLaughlin - who also worked on her debut album Personal History - to co-produce the new album. She relished the opportunity to have more input and create a truly rounded sound on Endless Affair, which maintains the raw spirit of her debut, but showcases a development in her intuitive talent for writing songs that continue to tap into both a personal and universal vein.
Whether she’s scrutinising her hungover reflection on opening track “Shitshow,” feeling the walls closing in on “Last To Leave,” or admiring the unique way the light defines her partner’s body on “Shoulderblades,” Reddy’s skill for revisiting a moment and making it more poignant - or more painful - than before is one that softens and shrinks the heart at unexpected intervals throughout the record.
She presents her emotions with endearing and at times excruciating honesty, learning to “take love where it’s planted” on the beautifully sincere “Bloom,” exposing the rawness of the wounds left by a breakup on “Damage,” and remembering a period of painful apathy on “Inhaling.” She explores all these things with charm, patience and impressive grace. This is especially true of “Pray For Me” (dedicated to her late Grandmother) which she recorded in her bedroom in Dublin, and the moving ode “Motherhood,” which Reddy nurtured and developed multiple times during the album recording process. Endless Affair is also permeated with moments of reckless joy too, epitomised by the rolling rhythms and energetic riffs on “A Mess” and her attempts to verbally get under an ex’s skin on “ILYW” (“I’m Losing You’re Winning.)
Ultimately, Endless Affair is a poetic reflection on personal growth and a heartening reminder that we’re all just “Amateurs,” trying to make sense of the bruises that mysteriously materialize on our bodies the morning after we’ve had too much of a good time. Reddy taps into our need to be with others, to soak up the experience as much as possible, and to remind listeners that they’re not missing out - even if they have to leave the party early.
Goldie Scott hails from the musically-rich state of New Jersey. Raised in a family of musicians, she is a singer/songwriter who began writing lyrics at a young age. Her soulful and dynamic vocal range is highlighted by her piano and guitar skills but even more so when at the helm of her live band. Her lyrics focus on topics ranging from personal relationships and introspection, to societal issues far beyond her 22 years.
In 2022, Goldie shined in her live shows, highlighting her smoky vocals and thrilling audiences with her natural superstar presence.
Recent performances include classic northeast venues such as the Soho House, Bowery Electric, Cutting Room, Baby’s All Right, Berlin Under A, Chelsea Table + Stage, and the Stone Pony, as well as the Viper Room in LA. As a United Masters artist, Goldie Scott made her NYC Fashion Week debut with a sold-out performance.
Collaborating with Grammy-award winning producers, Goldie Scott found success in her most recent releases “Mista Mystery” and “Let Me Leave My Coat”. She can be found on Spotify’s editorial playlists such as “Fresh Finds”, “Fresh Finds Indie”, “Morning Run”, and more! Introducing the new era of disco, the “Mista Mystery” music video appears on Vevo’s Pop Channel. Goldie Scott has all the makings of the next big female pop star and is on a mission to share her talents and message with the world.