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Recently taking the top spot as Myspace's featured artist, erin is making waves across the UK’s online music community. With influences ranging from Irish folk to the early blues singers of the 1930s, she carves a refreshing figure in today’s musical landscape. After spending the last 5 years living and performing in Bristol, she returned to her roots in South London in February of this year. It was there, in her bedroom, that she wrote and recorded her debut album, ‘L’avenir’. Everything you hear on this record is written, performed and produced by the artist herself. With basic recording equipment and limited funds, this is raw talent laid bare. Perhaps the most enthralling quality to erin’s music is her ability to connect with her listeners, “when I’m writing a song, I try and capture a moment in my heart, precisely how it appears, exactly how it stands, in that frame of my life. As if I’m catching it in a jar. You have to be totally honest and lay yourself bare otherwise there’s no point.”
Oh god. I always fall at this first hurdle as I never know how to talk about my music. I always struggle at this part. I\'m just going to quote a friend of mine, \" raw, wounded and honest. But with the overriding strength of the human condition which is then totally uplifting\" I guess?
at a folk gig? are you mental?
to see me play some songs. I\'m afraid I am rubbish at doing the whole \'banter\' thing. But I do love to sing. And I give it my all every single time. And whenever I perform any of my songs, I\'m always taken back to the time when I wrote it and to the things I felt.
euurgh.Not exactly weird but maybe gross? I\'d just finished a set at an open mic night in Bristol when an old drunk got up to \'perform\' after me. First thing he said? \"That was a nice set of puppies!\"...my tshirt said \'Dogtown\' on it. oh the wit! Making reference to my boobies with a clever play on words. He then proceeded to sing an ACAPELLA version of \'Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me\' but oh so cleverly replacing the words \'kiss\' with \'spank\' and \'honey\' with \'Erin\'.
I\'m very much liking Florence and the Machine. Was that this year though? Well that\'s what I\'ve been listening to \'this year\' anyway. It\'s not the ONLY thing obviously though, jeez. Oh and \' L\'avenir \' by erin. What? \'aint no shame in it.
Oh gosh. Dead or alive? I\'m not really in the position to be picky am I? Dead would be Janis Joplin or Bessie Smith. Alive would be Annie Lennox or Cat Power. I know shooting waaay above my mark. But this isn\'t a REAL proposition now is it?
Both make me feel like I\'m about to give birth to an entire bakery, but if I had to chose then...cider.
Ladyfest London!! I think it\'s a wonderful platform for female musicians all over the world. Ladyfest is brilliant. Obviously there has been a wave of amazing female artists getting thier share of the limelight recently, so it\'s not impossible. But it IS hard to get recognition when you\'re a female artist. You often have to be twice as good as the last performer to get half the attention!
be able to run for the bus. I\'m 25 for christs sake.
Golly. I don\'t know a THING about record labels. I know the famous ones like EMI? Warners? Virgin? erm, Columbia? OK let\'s say Warners because my friend works with them. ok, Warners.
Because I don\'t think I\'m any different. That\'s what I try so hard to express in my songs. I think that a good song will always ring true in everybody\'s lives and I\'m always sincere and honest in the things I say in my lyrics. And as long as people can relate to the things you\'re trying to say, then you\'re a good artist, whatever your art may be.
No they\'re rather cumbersome.
I make badges for bands. I know. It\'s well fun.
I didn\'t. My mum did.
1. If you don\'t like witty banter 2. If you like sincere lyrics 3. If you like a good old MELODY 4. I really do put my all into every performance 5. They are usually free.
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