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'The Woman Who Shot Andy Warhol' is the lead single taken from Aoife Wolf’s upcoming debut EP, Wetlands.
Rising Irish psych-folk artist Aoife Wolf has unveiled a music video for her latest single - 'The Woman Who Shot Andy Warhol'. Released via Analogue Catalogue / Tiny Comet, it is the long awaited follow-up to 2020's 'I and The Ocean'.
This track is the lead single to be taken from upcoming debut EP, Wetlands which comes out September 2nd. Recorded by Julie McLarnon at Analogue Catalogue Studio, it’s a stirring introduction to Wolf’s body of work.
Accompanied by instrumental B-side, 'The Screaming Waltz,' the new single is a powerful full-band effort in which the vocals take centre-stage. Drawing on the narrative of Valerie Solanas, who shot the artist Andy Warhol in 1968, it filters all her pain, contempt and confusion into one poignant track.
“I was fascinated by the details of the story,” reveals Wolf. “Namely Solanas’ belief that the government was spying on her via a microchip in her womb and through her bed sheets, as well as her outrage at being named an actor, rather than a writer, in the headlines that followed. But it was the hold that paranoia had on her psyche, in particular, that resonated with me the most. It compelled me to write the lyrics of the song in the back pages of Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City.”
Hailing from Clonbullogue in the midlands of Ireland, their sound melds elements of psychedelic folk-rock with surreal lyricism. With influences from Jefferson Airplane, to Kate Bush, to PJ Harvey - haunting vocals accented by off-kilter guitar lines make for an arresting live performance. Their unique sound has pulled in captive audiences in venues across Ireland and abroad with a run of gigs in Germany.
Watch the gripping new video below.
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