Sounds Like: Dead Can Dance, Portishead, Chelsea Wolfe, Lunatic Soul - official, Tori Amos
Label: Lisa Cuthbert Music
With a powerful, unique voice, and songs full of deeply affecting melodies,Dublin born Lisa Cuthbert demonstrates an ease and fluidity in her songwriting that belie strong and often haunting undercurrents.
Described as “a darker Tori Amos” (Jackie Hayden, Hot Press Magazine) Lisa navigates the...See Full Bio
“Lisa Cuthbert obviously owes something to Dolores O’Riordan and company, but her music definitely stands on its own as both novel and emotionally engaging. From the anger of “My Material Girl” to the desperation of “Second Leaving”, this highly impressive debut album will catch you between its crystal highs and throaty lows. The artist was born and bred in Dublin, and initially earned a reputation for her diverse repertoire, including a number of Metallica covers. Last year she recorded her first EP, Ready to Unfold, and with it she began to explore a more pensive style, which retains the occasional vein of aggression: in my opinion, adding immeasurably to it. Lisa Cuthbert’s combination of piano and vocals is incisive, and at times derails the listener with walls of unexpectably sincere lyrics. I can see people dismissing this music without a second thought, but it commands my respect. Especially look out for “Obstacles”, “My Material Girl” and “Storm Coming On”