Under the Radar: Lizzie Reid

With a new EP out next month which bears comparison to the work of Camera Obscura and Isobel Campbell, Lizzie Reid is definitely one to watch for 2021 write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Lizzie Reid PIC: Chris Almeida
Lizzie Reid PIC: Chris Almeida

We first encountered Lizzie Reid as the bassist for Wide Days showcase act Crystal (now Dead Pony), and while her solo work is much more gentle, it packs a strong emotional and musical punch.

Following in the footsteps of Scottish masterpieces such as Camera Obscura’s Let’s Get Out Of This Country and Isobel Campbell’s Ballad Of The Broken Seas, her forthcoming EP, Cubicle, was partly inspired by a relationship breakup and sees her channeling her heartache into a beautiful collection of songs which have already garnered plays on 6 Music and Radio 1.

Released on 10 February via the 7476 label, founded by the A&R who signed Frightened Rabbit to Atlantic Records, it was recorded with producer Oli Barton Wood last March and completed just days before Lockdown V1.0 was announced. Reid is one of the first 50 acts confirmed for this year’s Great Escape Festival and is undoubtedly one of 2021’s acts to watch. www.facebook.com/lizziereidmusic/

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

Applications are open for European development and mentoring programme JUMP. Coordinated by six European festivals / conferences, the UK partner Un-Convention, alongside MaMA (France), Athens Music Week (Greece), Linecheck (Italy), MIL (Portugal), and Nouvelle Prague (Czech Republic), are seeking applications from music industry professionals from throughout Europe, with innovative ideas. Successful applicants will have travel, accommodation and tuition costs covered. Apply at https://www.jumpmusic.eu/apply

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