NADIA REID has been called "a remarkable talent" with "a devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity" by The Guardian. Galway will have a chance to see why later this month.
The New Zealand singer-songwriter, who is of Irish and Scottish heritage, plays Strange Brew at the Róisín Dubh on Thursday August 10 at 9pm. She has released two albums, Listen To Formation Look For The Signs (2015 ) and Preservation (2017 ), which MOJO called "one of the year's landmark releases".
Speaking about Preservation, Reid described it as being "about strength, observation and sobriety. It’s about when I could see the future again. This record is about being OK with who I am in the world, and who I want to be. Learning to live with the fact I’m a person who operates differently to others."
The album is also the product of her experiences travelling the globe and playing music. “An artist must be uncomfortable, must tour the world, and mustn’t stay in her hometown for too long," she says. "I feel very happy and changed by my time abroad. I have fallen back in love with music, or perhaps learnt to trust her a little more. Often in times of exhaustion, confusion, and homesickness, music has been the constant.”
Galway based singer-songwriter A Lilac Decline will play support. Check out A Lilac Decline's debut album, The Mountain Rages, on Rusted Rail. Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.