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Introducing: Zoe Graham

Get to know the rising Scottish star...

Glasgow’s Zoe Graham makes utterly charming dream-folk that will be stuck in your head for days. Here’s what you need to know… 

The Sound

Zoe Graham is a songwriter-singer. And yes, we meant to write it that way round. The thing that strikes you first and foremost when spinning her debut EP Hacket & Knackered is the quality of the songs on offer here. Featuring only four tracks, the Glaswegian has played the oldest trick in the book with her initial offering, always leave them wanting more

The young musician uses harmonies delicately layered over bright guitars to tell tales of life and love. There are strong pop sensibilities running through the EP, and you immediately get the sense that Zoe has concentrated on studying how writing a catchy hook. 

Comparisons can be made with contemporaries such as Aine Cahill and Bessie Turner, but if you like bands like The Shins then Zoe Graham could be your thing. 

The Story

A relative newcomer, Zoe has been honing her craft in her hometown over the past few years, getting out and playing as much shows as possible in venues such as the much-loved Hug and Pint. 

Earlier his year, her burgeoning fanbase and growing live reputation earned the young songwriter a support slot for Rae Morris’ show at the Glasgow School of Art as well as a spot on the line-up for the prestigious new music showcase Wide Days.  

After a smattering of Soundcloud releases, Zoe dropped her debut EP Hacket & Knackered onto streaming services in April 2018. The EP, which is unashamedly littered with Scottish slang received praise and support from Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart.  

It’s still early days for Zoe Graham, but judging on her output so far, she’s definitely an artist to keep tabs on. 

Essential Tracks

The EP’s title track “Hacket & Knackered”  

The self-reflective “Industrial Strength”

Where can I see them live? 

Zoe is headlining the iconic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on Thursday 24 January 2019.
Tickets are available now through TicketWeb.co.uk

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