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St. Patrick’s Gateway, Waterford, 3rd December – 8:00pm.
A double bill of Katie Kim and Marc O’Reilly making a rare return to their home City following both releasing critically acclaimed albums this Autumn.
Katie Kim, the pseudonym of Waterford singer Katie Sullivan, is a performer of slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Salt, Katie’ s third album, is a departure from previous albums and delves further into the drone side with textured production added by producer John “Spud” Murphy, who is central to the album’s sonic feel. Salt, in many ways, is a musical evolution of Cover and Flood and comes four years after that album’s release. In the meantime Katie, who is now based in Dublin, has toured the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium playing sold out venues throughout.
“Salt, her third full length album, is a work of staggeringly intense beauty which exists in a liminal space, stretching the parameters of simple categorisation by setting fire to the centre.” – Theskinny.co.uk
“…an extraordinary example of an album that works by creating cascading layers of stirring ambience” “…exceptional musical aptitude” – State.ie
“Salt is an album to surrender yourself to.” “The return of Katie Kim is a triumph.” Thelastmixtape.com
Salt – “Album of the week” – Irish Times Nialer 9.
With Morality Mortality, his third album just released, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies. Prior to Morality Mortality, Marc’s previous two albums ‘Human Herdings’ and ‘My Friend Marx’ has established him as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre and gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver.
Marc is currently touring all over Europe and has made appearances at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Beautiful Days, Boardmasters, Shambala and Dranouter. He has also played in the US appearing at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California.
“…Morality Mortality is the perfect balance between acoustic folk and the blues.”With Morality Mortality, Marc O’Reilly will surprise and charm you in equal measure.” The Hotpress
Tickets: €20 – available at Momo restaurant and www.uTicket.ie
Venue: St. Patrick’s Gateway, Patrick Street, Waterford