Alison O’Donnell; legendary vocalist with Acid Folk luminaries Mellow Candle, sometime singer with Irish wyrdsters United Bible Studies and England’s own acid tinged folk outfit The Owl Service and solo artist in her own right releases a new single in February.
O’Donnell has been compared to the likes of Kate Bush and Beck Sian and is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s finest female vocalists. The sparse musical settings of both sides of this waxing give O’Donnell’s vocals plenty of scope to dazzle the listener.
The double A side disc The Road We Know / An Empire In All Its Glory is taken from Alison’s acclaimed album, Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace. Limited to 250 hand-numbered 7-inch singles, the first 100 available exclusively from Mega Dodo will also be signed by Alison.
Alison O’Donnell: The Road We Know / An Empire In All Its Glory
MEGA8 – 7-inch single; limited hand numbered edition of 250 copies of which 100 copies will be signed by Alison O’Donnell
RELEASE DATE: 23 February 2018
Praise for Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace
“Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace” is a marvellous album.
Alison is not always given the credit she deserves for her contribution, this latest collection of songs has a more ethereal sound than her last solo album, the excellent ‘Hey Hey Hippy Witch’, and the balance between Alison creating vocal soundscapes and Colohan’s musical contributions is perfect.
Penny Black Music
Stripped down to stark and unfussy arrangements, the beauty is in the their simplicity, giving plenty of space to Alison O’Donnell’s wonderful voice in the mix, the songs have an ethereal quality not a million miles away from the pastoral psychedelia of United Bible Studies and Kate Bush at her more daringly experimental moments. Sometimes sounding almost like devotional music from a time before electricity and at other times having a more quirky, modern feel this is a collection of some of the finest Folk based songs you will hear all year.
Strange Things Are Happening
After 45 years Alison’s voice continues to please and alternately sooth the soul or send shivers down your spine.
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