Release Date: Jun 8, 2018
Record label: Sacred Bones
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
However, life got in the way, as is its wont, and everything went on the back burner. Until now. This story is only relevant to give you an idea of the ease with which Woods hasn't let her past dictate her future. As complex as it is minimalist, the compositions throughout Colt offer a maturity that only someone who's been vying for the opportunity could present.
The press release that usually accompanies a new record for review will almost always mention where an album was recorded. It's widely accepted that, in attempting to visualise a story around any album, the landscape that surrounded the artist while recording it must play some role. Inner city, post-industrial warehouse blocks don't often give rise to pastoral folk albums.
Dubliner Hilary Woods wrote 'Colt' in an abandoned flat, which lends plenty of weight to the sombre mood that prevails throughout. It's by far the record's most intriguing quality; developed through a dark canvas of swelling strings and windy ambience. It's not surprising to hear that she's previously worked producing original scores for horror films.