Performance: Squirrel Flower
Julie Byrne – 9:30 p.m.
Squirrel Flower is the alias 21-year-old Ella Williams adopted for herself when writing and performing songs as a child. Having immersed herself in the DIY scene of her Boston hometown before moving to Iowa to study Studio Art and Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies at Grinnell she discovered a more experimental sound – linking her choral music roots, classical harmony and ethereal chord structures and the music she had been writing and released her first EP as Squirrel Flower. Now, entirely of her own volition, she’s toured around the US and supported the likes of Moses Sumney, Lucy Dacus, Frankie Cosmos, Jay Som, Julien Baker and Big Thief.
Contact Sports, Williams’ perfectly formed collection of songs about relationships; intimacy, dependency, betrayal, is now available on limited edition vinyl via Rough Trade.