MARIA SOMERVILLE

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH

Maria Somerville launches her debut LP All My People in the Bello Bar. Full band experience with support from Y.S.

Somerville draws on folk forms alongside post-punk, traditional Irish motifs, starry-eyed pop and hypnotic drones to create wholly original music that is borne of her roots in Connemara, Western Ireland.

Her debut album All My People (self-released on 1 March and distributed by Rush Hour), channels the wilderness of the Irish landscape through dense, ethereal soundscapes, bare-boned percussion and a heady electronic undertow, interspersed with ghostly vocals that are ever-present and all-encompassing, like crystalline glints of sunshine peeking through dark stormy clouds.