Sparse but uplifting female-fronted cinematic indie trio; sounding a little like Natalie Merchant fronting Death Cab for Cutie
Half-hour interview & feature on Deutschland's Netzwelle 16
This is the video for Alone (it's not so bad), the first single from our new album, The Fire & The Sigh.
The video for Long Goodbyes the lead single from our first EP, Yes Means No
A live, acoustic performance of Lifelines from our second EP, Time To Leave
From our session on BBC Radio Ulster with the legendary Gerry Anderson. The song is from our second EP, Time To Leave
At IndieWeek in Toronto, a stripped down version of Spark from our album The Fire & The Sigh
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"Brimming with infectious and irresistible songs that instantly bury themselves in your head, pushing their melodic roots all the way into your brain and effortlessly flourishing." Alternative Ulster Magazine
Fiercely independent, female-fronted Irish indie trio I Am Not Lefthanded are known for their lyrical, evocative songs and quirky homemade videos. Playing uplifting, cinematic indie music, they've been described as sounding like ‘Natalie Merchant fronting Death Cab for Cutie’.
After 2 EP releases, Yes Means No and Time To Leave, earned them effusive praise online and in print, the band toured extensively across Ireland and the UK. Their intimate songwriting, focused energy and stirring harmonies brought invitations to tour with bands such as Duke Special and The Rumble Strips. After they made their first visit to the US, with a 15-date tour across 10 states, the reaction from audiences there led them to make a permanent move to warmer climes, settling in San Francisco.
Recent career highlights included headlining a stage at Liverpool’s Sound City Festival and hosting a charity show at London’s Bush Hall. The band’s music has been placed in a number of TV shows and indie films - including a global ad campaign for P&G and ABC's teen drama Ravenswood and the CW's Star-Crossed. They've also had several songs used by Maddie Ziegler on Dance Moms. They recently played their first Canadian shows at Toronto’s IndieWeek and North by NorthEast music festivals.
Fully embracing the joys and perils of the internet, the band completed a partnership with fan-funding website SliceThePie to raise $11,000 to make their first full-length album. They spent a year holed up in a country cottage, writing, re-writing and recording. The new album, The Fire & The Sigh, is deeper in scope than previous releases - more time was spent crafting the songs in a studio space rather than simply recreating the live sound of the band, with Kathryn’s lyrics exploring themes of loneliness, distance and hope for an imminent return.
For their next adventure, I Am Not Lefthanded are working with Patreon to release new music and videos on a monthly basis - further details available at www.patreon.com/iamnotlefthanded
Half-hour interview & feature on Deutschland's Netzwelle 16
Roddie Cleere’s Irish Music Show – Sunday 26th April 2015 Featured album is The Fire & The Sigh from 'I Am Not Lefthanded' Brace Brace, Return, Spark
On-Air With Girth...I Am Not Lefthanded by On-Air With Girth... 2015-01-18 What if you interviewed a band and instead of talking about music they talked about...movies? Not sure why I expected to talk about music with a band called I Am Not Lefthanded. (Get the reference?). And they’re living in California via Ireland. Of course we talked movies. Our conversation covered movies such as: The Princess Bride Clueless Matrix Groundhog Day Four Weddings and a Funeral Die Hard plus many more… And just for fun we also explored: Super Narcolepsy The Radiohead Toronto stage collapse...remember that? and most important: Daniel’s undying love for the lovely Andie MacDowell Most Excellent Fun! On-Air Host: Sammy Younan
"Some things just look so bloody good in reverse. "
The London Ear on 2XM
"Spark starts with a clever bass-drums combo that allows Kathryn Williams' confident vocals and lambent lyrics to secretly trap you in her mitts."
“damn, that’s some nice stuff right there. I want to wear it like a musical hug”
Brace brace, peeps: here comes the full version of I Am Not Lefthanded’s first full-length album, crowd-funded by their fans in 2012. "The Fire & The Sigh" sees the Irish indie trio rocking the house, with Death Cab for Cutie sounding instrumentation and Kathryn’s soulful, intimate voice- an instant Jamendo classic!
Maddie Ziegler, from Sia's Chandelier video, danced her solo to Lifelines on Season 3 of Dance Moms
Awash with catchy, sparklingly irresistible compositions, I Am Not Lefthanded performed a collection of the kind of uplifting and melodically soulful songs they are fast becoming famed for.
Partnered with SliceThePie for a fund-raising campaign to fund the album The Fire & The Sigh
"A unique and endearing sound that is as gripping and emotional as it is sparkling and uplifting - you won’t be help to yourself from falling under their captivating spell."
“Another of those rare things that at only five seconds in you know instantly you’re going to fall headlong in love with, the bitter sweet cruise controlled drive timing ’persuade yourself’ smoulders its way into your affections in a way that these days only Kirsten Hersh manages to do."
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|Aug 27, 2016||NILES Home Concert Series||SF Bay Area, CA||Performance|
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