Aoife began her songwriting career in The International
Bar scene of 1999, alongside the likes of Damien Dempsey,
Declan ORourke and Damien Rice. Shortly thereafter,
she took some time out and, among other things, travelled
extensively, playing her music in such places as Long
Island, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis and Munich. If
listening to her debut album is anything to go by, a
lot of living was done before she re-entered the Dublin
scene. From folky guitar troubadour to quirky pop pioneer,
Dolls and Jigsaws is a prism-like creation,
shining an array of dazzling yet diverse lights from
its many sides and reflecting a diverse range of influences,
from early Madonna to Steely Dan and Blossom Dearie.
But the end result is truly her own.
A number of the songs were produced at The Production
Suite, Dublin with Chris OBrien & Graham Murphy
(The Blue Nile, Human League). Others were produced
in varying locations. Says Aoife: Every song had
an individual mood and life of its own and it became
clear that a single production approach wasnt
going to work. Using different studios is probably quite
an unconventional approach but Ive never been
that concerned about the mainstream when it comes to
my music. I think the song themes and unusual chord
progressions speak for themselves as a coherent whole.
Soon after Aoife uploaded her first studio demos onto
her myspace page www.myspace.com/aoifemoriarty in early
2008, musicians began to offer their services. Aoife
is very excited about the live line-up that resulted,
which includes Darac OLaoire on guitar, Lennart
Breternitz on bass and Thomas Nolan on drums and vocals.
Watch out for gigs around the country in the coming
months. For information and bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolls & Jigsaws by Aoife Moriarty can
be downloaded on itunes now and will be available in
Record Stores after the 5th Feb. Alphabet Soup is available
from downloadmusic.ie by texting 2057 to 57501.