Monday, 2 January 2017

Video: i am niamh - Bellend

i am niamh  Photo Cred Abigail Denniston Photography
Photo: Abigail Denniston Photography 

i am niamh - Bellend

Info: i am niamh, is Dublin based solo project artist, Niamh Parkinson. Her musical style is considered avant-garde, shown through her classically trained voice with idiosyncratic tendencies in her music. ​i am niamh is a multi- instrumentalist, she uses her voice, cello, digital piano, percussive instruments and skillful intertwines them together with a loop pedal to create a complex palate of sounds. 

Her debut album, Wonderland, released in May 2015, brings her electronica tendencies into successful focus alongside her continued quirky sounds. The 14 track album is a testament to i am niamh’s ​creativity from her colourful string arrangements to her hypnotic beats and most of all, her vocal versatility. Wonderland was named ‘Album of week’ by The Irish Times (Nialler9) and The Alternative RTE 2FM (Dan Hegarty). She has been nominated for four Hot Press Magazine awards 2016 for Best Female, Best Album, Best Track (Creep) and Best Debut Album.

Opening with twinkling lights, both aurally and visually, the latest single from Dublin's i am niamh, 'Bellend', bubbles with an intense mysteriousness. Here we find ourselves somewhere between the more accessible oddities of Bjork and the flightful sound of Bat for Lashes.

Parkinson sets build-up aside on 'Bellend', we're launched pretty much straight into her effervescent universe of plonky beats, low-humming bass and to and fro layered vocals. Though you feel like it should make the listener succumb to a haunting mood and atmosphere, there is a very distinct sense of calm and warmth to the track. It's a highly enjoyable and memorable piece, which makes it very easy to understand why her debut album was received so well by many.

Directed by Aidan Duffy 
Edited by Gary Sheridan 
Director of Photography Eoghan O'Brien 
Camera Operators Eoghan O'Brien & Gary Sheridan 
Visual Effects by Eoghan O'Brien & Gary Sheridan
Colour Grading by Gary Sheridan & Eoghan O'Brien 
Concept by i am niamh

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