Hilary Woods

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Hilary Woods’ Birthmarks has been a labor of intensity and intuition, written over the course of two years. Recorded whilst heavily pregnant between Galway and Oslo in the winter of 2019, Woods explores the oscillating and volatile processes of selfhood and becoming, hidden gestational growth, and the birthing of the Self, amidst continuous social and personal change.

Birthmarks is a record that hunts for ways in which to revisit and caress wounds left by the memory of their scars. In its mystery and attentiveness to the art of alchemy and the world of the unseen, it is a journey through textural fog and feral density that gives way to passages of voracious sonic exorcism and poetic healing. Its eight songs traverse planes of visceral physicality, stark tender space, and breathtaking introspective beauty.

“A strange and enticing world” – MOJO

Woods’ beguiling song- craft has been described as ‘bewitching’, ‘sonically spectral’, ‘ominous and dreamlike’, with the Sunday Times hailing early solo recordings as ‘a revelation in terms of the depth of song-writing’. A music and visual artist from Dublin Ireland, she has just announced her new album “Birthmarks” which will be released via Sacred Bones Records on March 13th 2020. Produced by Norwegian noise artist and film maker Lasse Marhaug, here she shares her new song and self – directed video “Tongues of Wild Boar” with us.

“Ghostly, atmospheric, intense” – Uncut

“A sublime new voice” – The Quietus

“Utterly hypnotic” – Bandcamp

“Stark and haunting compositions that stand on the edge of a knife” – Bandcamp



Sacred Bones(2020)
Sacred Bones(2018)