Rachael Boyd
GB Belfast – Alternative / Electronica / Folk / Indie
Rachael Boyd


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Eleven Eleven (Dublin)
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Back In Your Box EP 2011
Abandon Building Records
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Too High EP 2013
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Northern Irish musician, Rachael Boyd writes and produces powerful, mesmerising music to take the listener on an emotional adventure using rich melodic harmonies on the violin and piano, hushed echoing vocals and flourishes of electronics.

Her music is very string orientated, creating soundscapes mixed with programmed beats.
Her music has been compared to the likes of Aphex Twin, The Flashbulb and Portico Quartet.
Her live set consists of herself on piano, violin, vocals and electronics, accompanied by an additional violinist and percussionist.

Her influences range from Sufjan Stevens, The Flashbulb, Baths and Broken Social Scene to romantic classical composers such as Debussy and Chopin.

Her second EP, 'Too High' was released by Abandon Building Records (US) in August 2013 which contains remixes by successful artists Kelpe and Sunglitters to name a few. She released her first EP 'Back In Your Box' through Eleven Eleven label in late 2011.

Her pieces have been has been described as:

"contemporary and richly textured folk-leaning compositions that take in electronic and post-rock sounds" [Nialler9]

"hot-tempered rhythms of mathrock to chilly ambient dunes and waves" [Harmless Noise]

"she hits an off-kilter sweet spot between orchestral composition and hard, snare-driven beats that are devoted to details" [XLR8R]

"tragic yet powerful and mesmerising with hushed vocals, bittersweet piano and electronic flourishes"[Imagined by wolves]