Saturday, 11 July 2015

Single: Jessica Doherty - Wolves

Jessica Doherty Wolves

Jessica Doherty, 'Wolves'

Info: After only picking up the guitar just over 2 years ago, Derry singer Jessica Doherty recently released her debut single, 'Wolves', on the 26th of June. Haunting and beautiful, 'Wolves' was produced and mixed by Conor Mason in Link Academy, Derry. The percussion on the track was provided by Conor's bandmate Mark O'Doherty. The single was mastered by Peter Maher, known for his work with U2, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones and a plethora of world famous artists. 'Wolves' has already received airplay on BBC Electric Mainline and Radio Foyle which led to Jessica being selected by BBC Radio Ulster to perform live on The Arts Show for BBC Music Day in Smalltown America's studio.

It's always interesting to catch a young artist at the very outset of their musical path, and even more so when their debut release is more than competent, boding well for the immediate and long-term future. Doherty's voice is spirited, soothing and easy on the ear, and while undoubtedly similar to U.K. artists within the genre she falls under, their is also something familiar to be found in how it echoes Irish female vocalists past and present. I quite enjoyed the music as well, the brush-stroke percussion on snare reminded me of something you might find on a Bon Iver track from his eponymous album, such as 'Holocene' and there are some nice string arrangements which add nicely to the songs overall atmosphere.  

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