Hilary Woods will perform her distinctive, eerie lullabies at Roadburn 2020

Hilary Woods wrote her debut full length, Colt, alone – before before taking her recordings to Berlin to work with James Kelly (Wife, Altar of Plagues). The solitude is palpable, and listening to what she has made feels like a cautious invitation into a quiet place that she has created. Imagine a soft cocoon of sound, enveloping you as you step through into the netherworld of her making. Jagged edges of cathartic processing are buried deep within gentle loops and layers of ambient cushions. Acoustic and electronic elements come together naturally, shaped around a skeleton formed of piano passages.

Colt was released in 2018 by Sacred Bones (surely a pairing that was destined to be), and Dublin-based Woods has been picking up widespread accolades ever since. We’re thrilled to invite her to Roadburn 2020; having her perform her distinctive, eerie lullabies for us is an honour and a delight.

We can’t urge you strongly enough to get on board with Hilary Woods; allowing yourself to sink in to her music creates an entirely different sense of time and space. Embrace it, and then re-live it face to face when she takes to the Roadburn stage in April.

Becky Laverty / November 2019

Date: April 19

Time: TBA

Stage: Green Room