Alt-folk songstress Izzie Walsh‘s eclectic new EP Ideals is out now. Taken from the EP is new single Haunted; a song about people who were once a big part of your life and now they have become a living ghost of your past.
Combining folk, Americana and country-infused sensibilities, Ideals is instantly infectious from the offset. Opening track and previous single San Francisco (of Anywhere) oozes with pulsating drum beats and uplifting strings as Izzie’s dynamic vocal soars effortlessly throughout. Single Jimmy is equally vibrant as Izzie explores her rockier side, channelling the likes of Julia Jacklin and KT Tunstall as a result.
Talking about the EP, Izzie explains, “being locked away during the pandemic really got me thinking about how much I want to travel and perform. Obviously this wasn’t possible, so instead I binge watched every available episode ever of Anthony Bourdain, which in turn taught me that so many places are incredible but aren’t ideal. This gave me the premise to begin the E.P. and helped me draw parallels between my music career and the world – the situation is far from ideal at the moment but so what? it didn’t mean I should give up, I am still young, learning and wanting to succeed in the music industry.”
Pre-pandemic, Izzie was no stranger to the live circuit, having performed at multiple critically acclaimed festivals such as Blue Dot, The Long Road and Americana Fest UK to name a few. Izzie has also been praised by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, BBC Introducing Manchester, BBC Radio Manchester.
You can catch Izzie live at the following dates:
18th September – Westview Live Folk Festival
28th September – Glasgow – The Hug and Pint
29th September – Newcastle – The Globe
30th September – Sheffield – Record Junkee
1st October – London – The Grace
2nd October – Hassocks – Proper Cafe
3rd October – Salcombe Live Festival – Devon
14th October – Holmfirth Tavern In the Round Gig
20th November – Roots Fest London
1st December – Grateful Freds / The Atkinson – Southpor