Genres:Folk, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Fiercely independent, Anglo-Irish three-piece, I Am Not Lefthanded are known for their homemade, quirky videos as much as their lyrical, evocative music. Described as sounding like ‘Natalie Merchant fronting Death Cab for Cutie’, they’ve toured around the US, the UK and Ireland alone and as special guests for Irish and English luminaries such as Duke Special, The Rumble Strips and The Answering Machine.
Kathryn (from Ballina, vocals, guitar, piano) and Daniel (from Belfast, vocals, bass) met in Dublin in 2000, while playing in several different bands, separately and together. After a stint in California, Kathryn moved to London where Daniel was living and they started playing together again. Recruiting former All About Eve drummer, Benji (from Cornwall), the trio have been playing as I Am Not Lefthanded since 2006.
2010 saw them release their sophomore EP, Time To Leave, 5 songs of swift exits, burnt bridges and mended hearts, with extensive Irish touring, earning them effusive praise online and in print and receiving radio play across Ireland (BBC Radio Ulster, PhantomFM, 2FM, FlirtFM, Dublin South FM, Live95FM, Dublin City FM, WLR FM). In September, they headed to the US for a 15-date tour across 10 states, making new friends and picking up new recipes along the way.
The band also partnered with fan-funding website SliceThePie.com and raised $11,000 to record their debut album. They're currently holed up in the English countryside and are writing and recording it now, expecting to release it into the wild in the summer of 2011.
"Brimming with infectious and irresistible songs that instantly bury themselves in your head, pushing their melodic roots all the way into your brain and effortlessly flourishing" (Alternative Ulster Magazine)
"Another of those rare things that at only five seconds in you know instantly you're going to fall headlong in love with." (losingtoday.com)
"Quietly resplendent, self-assured and shimmering sweet pop tunes. An all-too brief evening of sublime music awash with catchy, sparklingly irresistible compositions." (Across The Line, BBC.co.uk)