Hilary Woods – playing Cork on Sunday
What you may need to know…
01. Hilary Woods has decisively stepped out of her previous body of work as bassist of JJ72, and into her own element.
02. Debut E.P. Night set the scene, moving from Woods’ old band’s jangles and into darker, more shoegazey territory when premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival. This June saw the release of second extended-player Heartbox, which moves things further forward. Among her collaborators this time around are The Jimmy Cake’s Paul G. Smyth, who manned some of a vast array of synths and handled the artwork on the record.
03. Heartbox is streaming and available for download in the widget above.
04. Woods plays Cork this Sunday night, at the Triskel Arts Centre’s Gulpd Cafe. Tickets are €8 from PLUGD Records, with drone/improv man HAMES in on support.
Verdict: Heartbox is a lush, expansive work that packs a lot into three tracks, and it’ll be interesting to see how all the various layers and elements translate to a live show in an intimate venue.