Playing next Monday evening, February 5, at the Róisín Dubh is one of the most prominent sounds and voices of the 90s.
In the 1990s, British singer-songwriter Beth Orton brought her unique sound of folk-electronic fusion, and distinctive earthy vocals to the world of music. Within a few years she had released three records and become one a recognised name on in the Irish music scene, and 90s music scene. Her 1999 release, Central Reservation, won her a BRIT award for Best Female Artist the following year. Going into the 2000s, Beth released four more records and worked alongside an array of musicians and producers, such as Nick Cave, Four Tet, The Chemical Brothers, and Emmylou Harris.
Beth’s music has been described as “a voice of seemingly effortless expression” (Pitchfork, 2012) and “a bold exploration of fresh territory” (The Guardian, 2016). Her latest electronic-leaning album, Kidsticks, was released in 2016 and received widespread acclaim. Her music shows how the boundaries between genres and vocal expression are created by the artist. They can be blurred, rearranged, and in a fusion of electronic and acoustic sounds the listening experience can become something new.