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Mary Epworth

Mary Epworth

Mary Epworth

[[File:Maryepworthsept16.jpg|thumb|Mary Epworth, September 2016]] '''Mary Epworth''' is an English [[singing|singer]], [[songwriter]], and [[composer]]. In 2012, Epworth released her debut album, ''Dream Life''. The album received much acclaim, with [[Q (magazine)|Q]] calling it '''Psych pop splendour . . . Experimentalism, melody and narrative co-existing in appealing balance”, ''and [[Record Collector]] awarding the album five stars and hailing it as '''A work of bracing originality . Read more on
[[File:Maryepworthsept16.jpg|thumb|Mary Epworth, September 2016]] '''Mary Epworth''' is an English [[singing|singer]], [[songwriter]], and [[composer]]. In 2012, Epworth released her debut album, ''Dream Life''. The album received much acclaim, with [[Q (magazine)|Q]] calling it '''Psych pop splendour. . .

Experimentalism, melody and narrative co-existing in appealing balance”, ''and [[Record Collector]] awarding the album five stars and hailing it as '''A work of bracing originality. . . Immaculately sung and graced throughout with intelligent, song-serving arrangements and inspired production touches.''' Strong radio support included singles "Black Doe" and "Long Gone" playlisted on [[BBC Radio 6 Music]], and "Black Doe" picked as [[Zane Lowe]]'s Hottest Record In The World on [[BBC Radio 1]].{{Cite web|url=|title=Dream Life - Record Collector Magazine||access-date=2017-02-24}} == Career == === 2008 - present day === In 2008, Epworth released her debut single "The Saddle Song" on 7".

It attracted positive reviews in the UK press and was included in a top 100 poll by German ''[[Rolling Stone]]'' magazine readers.[ Mary Epworth, Rolling Stone feature (German edition)] She also appeared at "The Lady: A Tribute to [[Sandy Denny]]" concert at [[Southbank Centre]],[ Southbank Centre, The Lady: A Tribute to Sandy Denny] garnering a special mention in ''[[The Guardian]]''’s 4* review.[ Guardian review, The Lady: A Tribute to Sandy Denny] She was backed by [[Bellowhead]] in a bill that also included [[Marc Almond]], [[Jim Moray]], [[Dave Swarbrick]] and [[PP Arnold]]. In 2009, Epworth took part in the [[St Georges Day]] celebration concert at [[Cecil Sharp]] House and also the [[Camden Crawl]].[ Mary Epworth at the Camden Crawl] That same year Epworth was interviewed by [[Tom Cox (writer)|Tom Cox]] for ''[[The Sunday Times]]'' on 2 August 2009,[ Sunday Times feature] and she released her second single "Black Doe" on Hand of Glory Records. Epworth performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall, [[Southbank Centre]], on 26 February 2010, and across the weekend, specially invited by Bellowhead.[ Southbank Centre] Her debut album ''Dream Life'' was released in June 2012, again on Hand of Glory Records in the UK, and garnered the singer-songwriter airtime on [[BBC 6 Music]] and [[BBC Radio 1|Radio 1]], as well as appearances at Bristol Ladyfest, [[Hop Farm Festival]] and [[Bestival]] in the same year. The album was released by Highline Records in North America in the Spring of 2015. Her brother [[Paul Epworth]] is a music producer, musician, and songwriter.[ Interview, ''Bearded'', 27 May 2012] In July 2013, her song 'Long Gone' was featured on [[Welcome to Night Vale]] as the Weather for the episode "Faceless Old Woman". Epworth's festival performances in 2013 included [[South by Southwest|SXSW]], [[The Great Escape Festival|The Great Escape]] and [[Festival N°6|Festival No. 6]]. Epworth released a one-off single, ''September'', in 2013, with accompanying video. The single was premiered on 22 August 2013 by [[BBC Radio 6 Music]] on the [[Radcliffe & Maconie|Radcliffe and Maconie]] show, and Epworth was the studio guest for an interview.

The single was added to the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist, and Epworth was live in session with [[Lauren Laverne]] on 30 September.{{Cite news|url=|title=The Quietus {{!}} News {{!}} WATCH: Mary Epworth - September|newspaper=The Quietus|access-date=2017-02-24}}{{Cite web|url=|title=Mary Epworth, Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6 Music|website=BBC|access-date=2017-02-24}}{{Cite web|url=|title=Mary Epworth is in session, Lauren Laverne - BBC Radio 6 Music|website=BBC|access-date=2017-02-24}} In 2014, Epworth embarked on a 20-date UK and European tour supporting US podcast phenomenon [[Welcome to Night Vale]] for their stage show, which also saw Epworth joining them during their show. The sold-out tour included four London shows, two at [[Union Chapel, Islington|Union Chapel]] and two at [[Shepherd's Bush Empire|Shepherd’s Bush Empire]]. This was followed in 2015 by a 36-date US tour with Welcome to Night Vale.{{Cite web|url=|title=Mary Epworth Tours North America with Welcome To Night Vale {{!}} Highline Records||access-date=2017-02-24}}{{Cite news|url=|title=Mary Epworth Canvasses an 'American Landscape' In Support of Her 'Dream Life'|last=Valentino|first=Silas|date=2015-05-25|newspaper=Village Voice|access-date=2017-02-24}} Also in 2014, Mary Epworth took part in a one-off collaboration curated by [[Steve Levine]] and comprising Epworth with [[Boy George]], [[Bernard Butler]], [[Tim Burgess (musician)|Tim Burgess]], [[Mark King (musician)|Mark King]], [[Hollie Cook]] and [[Natalie McCool]]. Billed as Steve Levine's Assembly Point Sessions, the show took place at [[St George's Hall, Liverpool|St George's Hall]] as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival and was hosted by [[BBC Radio 6 Music|BBC Radio 6 Music's]] [[Chris Hawkins]].{{Cite news|url=|title=LIMF: Get ready for a big weekend of music|last=Wright|first=Jade|date=2014-08-20|newspaper=liverpoolecho|access-date=2017-02-24}}{{Cite news|url=|title=LIMF 2014 presents Steve Levine's Assembly Point Sessions ft Boy George, Tim Burgess, Bernard Butler & more: St George's Hall, Liverpool - Getintothis|date=2014-08-20|newspaper=Getintothis|access-date=2017-02-24|language=en-GB}} The 2014 Christmas compilation album ''Christmas Joy In Full Measure'' opens with Epworth's track "The Wolf and the Woods", with other contributors including [[Young Knives]], [[The Webb Brothers]] and Kiran Leonard.

Released on Epworth's own Hand Of Glory Records, the [[NME]] awarded the album 8/10 and called Epworth's track '''magical synthpop''', and [[The Sunday Times]] praised '''this wonderfully strange album'''. On New Year's Eve 2014, Epworth, Young Knives and Kiran Leonard were the special guests on BBC Radio 6 Music's Radcliffe and Maconie show.{{Cite web|url=|title=Chris Hawkins sits in, Radcliffe and Maconie - BBC Radio 6 Music|website=BBC|access-date=2017-02-24}} 2016 saw Epworth scoring the hit new podcast ''Within the Wires'', from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead.{{Cite web|url=|title=Podcast Reviews: Fake The Nation & Within The Wires|last=Hershon|first=Marc|date=2016-07-15|website=The Huffington Post|access-date=2017-02-24}}{{Cite web|url=|title=Within the Wires aims for cult fame|last=Vale|first=Courtesy of Night|website=The Polytechnic|access-date=2017-02-24}} In September 2016, Epworth was chosen by [[Tony Visconti]] to be the first artist to record with him at Visconti Studio, a new facility at [[Kingston University|Kingston University London]].{{Cite news|url=|title=Mary Epworth opens new Tony Visconti studio - M Magazine|date=2016-09-13|newspaper=M magazine: PRS for Music online magazine|access-date=2017-02-23|language=en-US}} In February 2017, [[Rob da Bank|Rob da Bank's]] record label [[Sunday Best (company)|Sunday Best]] announced they had signed Mary Epworth and will be releasing her second album later this year.{{Cite web|url=|title=Sunday Best signs Mary Epworth {{!}} Complete Music Update||access-date=2017-02-23}} == Discography == '''Singles''' *''The Saddle Song'' (2008) *''Black Doe'' (2009) *''September'' (2013) *''Snow Queen'' (2014) '''Albums''' *''Dream Life'' (2012 UK / 2015 USA) '''Compilations''' * ''Christmas Joy In Full Measure'' (2014) - "The Wolf and the Woods" {{Empty section|date=February 2017}} ==References== {{reflist|2}} == External links == *[ Official website] *[ Official Facebook page] *[ Hand of Glory Records] {{Authority control}} {{DEFAULTSORT:Epworth, Mary}} [[Category:English female singers]] [[Category:Living people]] [[Category:Place of birth missing (living people)]] [[Category:Year of birth missing (living people)]] [[Category:Women in electronic music]] [[Category:English electronic musicians]] Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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