Irish Solo Artist, Ruth Mac, Releases Debut EP, Living Room, Through Beth Shalom Records

Ruth Mac is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the west coast of Ireland, now based in Berlin, Germany. With a penchant for lush, textured guitars and catchy melodic hooks, her sound dances at an intersection of indie-rock, alt-soul and dream pop. Mac grew up in Kinvara, a seaside village steeped in traditional Irish and folk music and began playing in this world with local musicians at a young age. Though her sound continues to develop and explore new territories, these origins live on in an arresting vocal style rich in 70s folk-esque character.

After a year of being locked down and working hard behind the scenes, Mac is on the cusp of bursting back armed with her debut EP, ‘Living Room’. Written and recorded between a makeshift studio in her parent’s garden in Kinvara and her Berlin studio, the four-track release fittingly explores a changing concept of home and belonging which evolved in the move from Galway to Berlin. Glazed in luscious production and retro folk-rock aesthetics, the EP is out now through Beth Shalom Records.

Stream and download Living Room EP on Bandcamp. Find out more about Ruth Mac and her music online on FacebookBandcamp, and Instagram.

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