Feel Good Lost and Slow Skies looks like a glove-to-hand combination. How did this relationship start?
Haha that’s a funny one. I actually emailed Brendan Canty a couple of years ago because I stumbled across his website and I loved it so much.
The design was so nice. I was looking at designing my own website at the time and wanted to ask him a few things about how he had done his. I actually never ended up getting my website together but we made a music video together soon after that and became really good friends!
Are there any artists associated with Feel Good Lost that you’d like to collaborate with?
They are all deadly… how is a girl to choose? I mean I pretty much have “Sweet Dreaming” by Young Wonder on repeat so if I could sing that with them some day, my life would be made.
I also love Talos’ new song “In Time”. It’s a real gem.
There’s a distinctly folk element to your music, laced with many other sounds! How would you describe the Slow Skies project?
I would say it’s atmospheric, slow burning indie folk. Or something like that, haha! I’m not sure… there is no motive in the way I write or want things to sound like I just go with a hunch and then wherever it goes from there that’s what it sounds like. But if you were gonna call it something I would say it’s soft and fluffy and full of feelings.
Nowhere else in the world seems to be producing the same calibre of strong, ambient music. Why do you think Ireland is home to producers and artists like yourselves, Mmoths, Young Wonder, Kobina… The list goes on!
Hmmm… I would say that it’s because Irish people are class really! The landscape probably has a lot to do with it actually and the music tradition here is really strong. Even just in Dublin, every second person you meet is a musician so you can be influenced by the people around you and inspired by them. It’s like a knock on effect.
Also I kind of feel like everyone helps each other out here so it’s not very competitive or anything so that probably leads to more and more people feeling brave enough to do what they want when it comes to making music.
Your music seems like it’s made for festivals like Body&Soul, how was your summer of gigs?
We did Body&Soul this year and we also played Mitchelstown caves which was epic. Yeah, I love festivals but I kinda think that Slow Skies is for a certain time at a music festival. Probably when you’re hungover and just need to sit there and close your eyes… that’s when we should be playing.
We played Friday night at Body&Soul and I kinda felt like people wanted to go a bit crazy and we don’t allow for too much craziness at our gigs, so in hindsight it would have been better to play later in the weekend.
We are about the festival chill time not the festival crazy time.