Music from the Heart

ANDI - CedarWard (EP)

Amy Kelly cut her teeth fronting Dublin act ‘The Stoney Brokes and providing backing vocals for a number of acts in Ireland including ‘The Hot Sprockets’,‘This Other Kingdom’, ‘Brona Keogh,Haokah and Vernon Jane. ANDI is the new project from Amy in which she steps out into the spotlight. Amy is a performer and ANDI showcases not just her presence as a live act but also her skill as a songwriter.

ANDI started as an acoustic 2-piece and initially developed into a full band for a performance at Knockanstockan Music Festival in 2019. A stream of shows later that year led to the recording of ANDI’s debut single, Hermit.

‘Hermit’  took influence from Tame Impala, The Pixies, Jeff Buckley & Elliot Smith. It was featured in Nialler 9, Hotpress, The Last Mixtape, it was featured on a number of Spotify Playlists and received national radio airplay.

In February 2021 ANDI released Housewife which had already received reviews and features from the likes of Hotpress magazine, Imro Ireland and Golden plec as well as some national airplay and Spotify playlists. Housewife is a dramatic song about feeling trapped in an  everyday routine, societal expectations of women and the boredom of normal life. This is the first single from debut  Cedar Ward EP. Having been chosen as 'Whelan's ones to watch 'ANDI is definitely an artist you want to keep your eye on this year.

The title track of the EP develops slowly yet you hear the hard rock elements in there from the start and you immediately know this is gonna be different than what she produces on the rest of the tracks, from which the aforementioned Housewife is the gentliest. Cedarward turns into a punk number on which ANDI screams on top of her lungs, putting absolutely everything into her expression and the music accompanies her accordingly.

EP Artwork: Oran O'Beirne of Mainstage Design

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