I Am Not Lefthanded /  San Francisco, ex-Dublin Alternative Indie
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I Am Not Lefthanded

Alternative Indie
San Francisco, ex-Dublin

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Sparse but uplifting female-fronted cinematic indie trio; sounding a little like Natalie Merchant fronting Death Cab for Cutie

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Netzwelle 16 June Featured Artist — 06/17/2016

Half-hour interview & feature on Deutschland's Netzwelle 16

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Alone (it's not so bad)...

Alone (it's not so bad)

This is the video for Alone (it's not so bad), the first single from our new album, The Fire & The Sigh.

I Am Not Lefthanded - Long Goodbyes...

I Am Not Lefthanded - Long Goodbyes

The video for Long Goodbyes the lead single from our first EP, Yes Means No

Lifelines (live, acoustic)...

Lifelines (live, acoustic)

A live, acoustic performance of Lifelines from our second EP, Time To Leave

The Place That Won't Take Me Back (live on BBC Radio Ulster)...

The Place That Won't Take Me Back (live on BBC Radio Ulster)

From our session on BBC Radio Ulster with the legendary Gerry Anderson. The song is from our second EP, Time To Leave

I AM NOT LEFTHANDED - SPARK (BalconyTV)...

I AM NOT LEFTHANDED - SPARK (BalconyTV)

At IndieWeek in Toronto, a stripped down version of Spark from our album The Fire & The Sigh

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I Am Not Lefthanded /  San Francisco, ex-Dublin Alternative Indie

"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

Kathryn Williams

Vocals/Piano/Guitar

Daniel Frazer

Vocals/Bass

Benji Savigear

Drums
Jun 17, 2016

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Netzwelle 16 June Featured Artist

Half-hour interview & feature on Deutschland's Netzwelle 16

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Apr 26, 2015

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Roddie Cleere Irish Music Show Feature
Roddie Cleere Irish Music Show Feature

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

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Mar 04, 2015

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Girth Radio Interview with Kathryn & Daniel

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

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Feb 12, 2015

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Spark is BetterSound.com's Record of the Day

"Some things just look so bloody good in reverse. "

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Jan 21, 2015

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Spark Irish Radio Debut

The London Ear on 2XM

Jan 19, 2015

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Spark Single Review on Ceol Collective
Spark Single Review on Ceol Collective

"Spark starts with a clever bass-drums combo that allows Kathryn Williams' confident vocals and lambent lyrics to secretly trap you in her mitts."

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Jan 17, 2015

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365 New Music Project Feature
365 New Music Project Feature

“damn, that’s some nice stuff right there. I want to wear it like a musical hug”

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Dec 01, 2014

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Jamendo Featured Artist

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!

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Feb 24, 2014

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Spark in Star-Crossed, episode 2 on the CW

Jan 07, 2014

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Everybody Sleeps in Ravenswood, episode 6 on ABC

Sep 18, 2013

milestone

Maddie Ziegler solos to Lifelines on Dance Moms

Maddie Ziegler, from Sia's Chandelier video, danced her solo to Lifelines on Season 3 of Dance Moms

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May 13, 2013

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Oppo Find5 global TV campaign featuring Boats (Swept Away)

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Oct 17, 2012

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Light Line featuring Boats (Swept Away) breaks 750,000 views on YouTube

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Jun 14, 2012

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Played 3 shows at NXNE Music Festival in Toronto

Jun 03, 2012

milestone

Successful Kickstarter Campaign to fund Canadian Tour

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Sep 23, 2011

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Hosted Charity Show at Bush Hall, London

Sep 01, 2011

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Played 3 shows at IndieWeek Music Festival in Toronto

Apr 17, 2011

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Boats Featured on Songs of Love for Japan Compilation CD

Apr 11, 2011

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Headlined a Stage at Liverpool Sound City

Dec 02, 2010

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Belfast Live Review, BBC Northern Ireland

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.

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Sep 01, 2010

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Fan-funding, raised $11,000

Partnered with SliceThePie for a fund-raising campaign to fund the album The Fire & The Sigh

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Jun 10, 2010

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Limerick Independent Feature

"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."

Feb 02, 2009

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Yes Means No review from Losing Today Magazine

“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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Jul 26, 2015 I.a.n.l. Youtube Livestream SF Bay Area, CA Performance  
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Nov 29, 2015 I.a.n.l. Youtube Livestream SF Bay Area, CA Performance  
Dec 27, 2015 I.a.n.l. Youtube Livestream SF Bay Area, CA Performance  
Jun 25, 2016 Urban Adamah SF Bay Area, CA Performance  
Jun 26, 2016 Chez Whiskey SF Bay Area, CA Performance  
Aug 27, 2016 NILES Home Concert Series SF Bay Area, CA Performance  
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