Monday, 22 April 2013
One To Watch: Yellowbridge
Ciara Donnelly’s distinctive vocals are the driving force behind Yellowbridge, a project formed by Donnelly in late 2011 that seems to be gaining momentum of late. The Waterford born singer-songwriter frequently collaborates with guest musicians and producer Kyle Hyungsung Kim to great effect on her earliest songs, particularly on standout tunes such as ‘’Cruising’’ and ‘’Winter City’’, both of which incorporate a mellow, minimal acoustic production that is complimented excellently by the front woman’s outstanding voice.
Donnelly’s influences are easy to tell- Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush and a little bit of Florence spring to mind immediately, but this is not mere imitation; this girl can really sing. It’s the type of quiet indie folk that could silence a rowdy bar although surely this promising duo won’t be staying low-key for very long. That’s especially if single ‘’Circus’’ has anything to do with it. A wandering, flowing vocal performance from Donnelly is backed by her piano and the song is already catching the public’s attention, having been nominated for the IMRO Songwriter of the Year award and receiving radio time from top nationwide stations.
Having spent late 2012 touring the country, Yellowbridge are growing a strong reputation and are definitely one to watch in 2013.
Ciara was interviewed by Festival And Gig Guide on Monday.
You can check out music by Yellowbridge here.
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For more ones to watch at Heavy Metal Mouth, have a look at another upcoming Dublin band, The Boxing Plot.