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For the last few years, Belfast’s Naomi Hamilton, AKA Jealous of the Birds, has been toeing the line between the confusion and confidence of youth, developing a vocabulary as a songwriter rich in empathy and generosity.
Though she took an ardent interest in poetry and playing guitar at an early age, Hamilton didn’t begin writing original music until late 2014.
Recorded while studying English and Creative Writing at Queen’s University, Belfast, her debut EP Capricorn saw Hamilton developing a style equal parts autobiographical and whimsical. A collection of hushed confessionals, Hamilton’s love of the literary greats shines throughout -- as comfortable in a tongue-twisting metaphor as she is in naked honesty.
Her debut album Parma Violets resonated with fans and critics alike, further building upon the tangible buzz around Hamilton’s music and earning plaudits from the likes of The Irish Times, The Irish News and NPR who raved about its lead single Goji Berry Sunset as “An intimate space that’s instantly, indelibly compelling.” It also saw her making two trips to SXSW as well as performing at Radio One’s Big Weekend and sharing stages with Elbow and The Divine Comedy, all while still completing her course at Queen’s University.
Her move to Canvasback in America -- and hotly-tipped indie imprint Hand in Hive in the UK -- comes alongside a new EP, The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep, which sees release on July 13th.<br>

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