Indie folk solo artist RUNAH releases debut album ‘Strange’.
From the garden in the beginning to the smoke of strife and war, the twisting sound of “Strange” by RUNAH stands naked but for sword and helmet, like Bellona.
Vibrating waves rise and crash within warm low rhythm. Delicious instruments of torture engage the soul, the blood and bones. And like bells ring, beauty rings and swells wonderfully from song to song.
In this magic, if we stay, if we rest, who sits beside to listen like King David at his harp? Can we know devotion? Then all erupts, the splitting tones creeping into our shadows. We are lifted and cast into deeper waters, to die before we live eternally, breathing all the world at once, with RUNAH.
Having been a part of the global Sofar Sounds series and played in various cities internationally, RUNAH has collaborated with other artists, most recently Florida based producer FKNSYD on her recent 2018 EP Calcify. Other international collaborations have included ‘Neighbourhoods Pt. 2’ with Australian six-piece Fairchild, Melbourne based artist Calan-Mai, a recent support slot for London based duo Empathy Test and recently supported, Wolf & Moon from Berlin.
RUNAH’s debut EP We Only Go To Church in Winter, produced in her Manchester flat, was supported by Clash magazine, REMY, Analogue Trash, Too Many Blogs and many more.
RUNAH’s second EP ‘Ghosts’ was released in October 2018, and was recorded/produced with David Virgin, Rohan Healy and Al Quiff at Beardfire Studio, Dublin; a father and sons production team who, in their collective six decades of musical experience, have worked – on stage or in studio – with the likes of Nick Cave, INXS, Leslie Dowdall (In Tua Nua), Mary Black, The Cruel Sea, Cat Power, Billy Bragg and Lloyd Cole, to name but a few.
‘Strange’ released on 05.05.2019 through Beardfire Music, has been praised by Earmilk, REMY Irl and more. ‘Strange’ has also been featured on Spotify’s ‘Deep Dark Indie’ gaining 25,000 views in one month,
“The search for the spiritually divine has long been pursued by artists of all mediums, though none have done it as robustly and attractively as Ireland's rising folk pop artist, RUNAH.RUNAH's commanding ethereal voice is an undeniable force, driving "Strange” – Earmilk
“Irish artist RUNAH creates truly dreamy, emotion-strewn offerings, with shades of the majestic splendour of Laura Marling” – Get In Her Ears
“The search for the spiritually divine has long been pursued by artists of all mediums, though none have done it as robustly and attractively as Ireland's rising folk pop artist, RUNAH” – The Most Radical List
“RUNAH is, to my ear, among the finest artists in her chosen genre of pop indie art folk working in the world today. The strength of the lyrics, melodies, vocals and production ideas. Listening is like stepping into a world fully formed and rich with colour” – Rohan Healy, host of Rhythm & Roots Show, 103.2 Dublin City FM & Producer at Beardfire Studio, Dublin.
'It sets the scene of an artist unashamed of who she is... 'Age' in a must-listen for any songwriters out there' Tom Berry, Bittersweet Symphonies
'A swirling, electronic-fuelled nugget of mysterious melody, the visuals cast new light on the sheer maturity of RUNAH's songwriting.' Clash Magazine
'Spoken word, dance and music. Its all there. Great job!' Roddie Cleere
'Enchanting simply doesn't cut it when trying to describe the world RUNAH creates on her latest EP Ghosts' REMY