Wednesday 20 March 2013
Susie-Blue - Boston Eyes
I think that everyone in Northern Ireland is glad to see that our very own SOAK is well on her way to musical super-stardom. One of the great things about this is that it should give the local music scene a lift, and help to shine a spotlight on other musicians coming from the area.
This is where Susan Donaghy, who records under the name Susie-Blue comes in. She will soon be supporting SOAK on two upcoming gigs in Dublin next month (both of which are sold out, incidentally). There are quite a few parallels between the two singer-songwriters - both are from Derry, both have a stripped-down musical aesthetic, and they share a similar plaintive vocal style. What differentiates Susie-Blue however is that her music and lyrics are slightly rougher around the edges, particularly if her latest track, the wonderful "Boston Eyes", is anything to go by. It's a lovely track, and one which should help her to build a buzz towards future releases.
"Boston Eyes" is taken from the "Bits and Buttons E.P", which is out on March 30th.