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Hamilton has been making waves in the indie music scene since her debut EP Capricorn, which she recorded while studying English and Creative Writing at Queen’s University, Belfast. Then, following the 2016 release of her debut album proper, Parma Violets, came a serendipitous SXSW performance that would ultimately lead to her signing with Canvasback and Hand in Hive.
Her EP, The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep went down with aplomb on either side of the Atlantic earlier this year. Lead single 'Plastic Skeletons' was debuted by NPR and has seen UK radio support across BBC Radio1 (Huw Stephens' Tune of the Week),6Music, and more. She recently recorded a session for Stephens at Maida Vale.
2018 also saw her taking slots at Latitude festival and The Great Escape and dates with Haley Heynderickx, Elbow and Belle and Sebastien.
Her latest EP, Wisdom Teeth is quite possibly the most eclectic Jealous of the Birds set to date: from the raw energy that drives the angular ‘Blue Eyes’ to the dexterous, playful indie-pop of ‘New York Has a Lump in Her Throat’; the dream-like ‘Kosikelu’ and the widescreen majesty of Clementina. It’s led by the lush and thoughtful ‘Marrow’.
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