PREMIERE: Jealous of the Birds – Russian Doll

Jealous of the Birds
is the solo project of hotly tipped Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Naomi Hamilton. Her debut album Parma Violets, is out now, it matches indie-folk with fiery post-punk. We have the premiere for her new single ‘Russian Doll’ its spectral stripped back introspective sound recalls the likes of Laura Marling, Girlpool, Cat Power, Moldy Peaches.

The song “Russian Doll” delves into ideas of trying to re-mould one’s perception of self at the end of a relationship. As Naomi explains: “It questions just how much of you was defined by the other person and vice versa, and in retrospect, whether it’s them you miss most, or simply the person you were with them.” Listen here:


Hailing from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, Jealous of the Birds emerged from the vibrant suburban folk scene, alongside acts such as Ciaran Lavery and No Oil Paintings. Naomi quietly unleashed her debut EP Capricorn in March 2015, where her wonderfully understated bedroom indie-folk won her an ever-growing legion of support. The entire EP is a stunning lo-fi collection of tunes recalling Girlpool, Karen Dalton, Cat Power, Laura Marling and even The Moldy Peaches at times. Describing her music she has said; “My only hope is that the songs sound like a real friend talking.”

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