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Donegal Album Release
August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST$20
Violet Hirst and her all-star band are bringing to the debut album, Donegal (releasing August 7th), to life throughout Aotearoa this August.
Violet Hirst is a singer-songwriter based in Tāmaki Makaurau via Tāhuna, who’s music is described as nostalgic and hypnotic. Donegal was produced and recorded in Cromwell, Central Otago ’22 by De Stevens (in-house Roundhead engineer). It is a collection of songs that sit as a love-letter to Hirst’s time spent between Pōneke and Te Waipounamu. Joining her to perform the album in its entirety will be Reuben Scott (Daffodils, Molly Payton, Salt Water Criminals) – who also features on several songs of the album; Dunedin singer/songwriter Kane Strang (Office Dog), Mitchell Innes (also Office Dog) and Madeleine Mirunok (all the way from Canada).
Violet’s first single, Descending Song, debuted at No.1 on the SRN charts in May. The second single, Alternate Ways to Pray, was released with a self-produced music video, directed by Hirst and creative companion Mark Whittet at a make-shift retirement home. From playing down in St Kevins Arcade alone to singing Kate Bush with her mother in Arrowtown – Hirst is a versatile artist capable who’s voice is capable of holding any room.
Sam Bambery, alt-folk cowboy will be opening the night at Space Academy, accompanied by a slide guitar and double bass.