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julie byrne

Not Even Happiness

basin rock


Released: 13th Jan 2017


lp + download

Released: 7th Apr 2017


Buddy recommends: “An incredibly beautiful record all the way through - Her voice is utter perfection and glides over the luscious string arrangements and subtle fingerpicked guitars”.

Derry recommends: “2017 is shaping up to be the year of lo-fi folk inspired singer songwriters moving (ever so slightly) further into more mainstream consciousness as Nadia Reid, Aldous Harding &, especially, Julie Byrne release even better follow ups to their brilliant debuts”

Kurtis recommends: an album that exudes confidence and sensuality. a modern day Joni Mitchell"

James 2 recommends: “I’m a sucker for ethereal folk that sounds like it’s from another plane – sandy denny had it, Karen Dalton had it and Julie byrne definitely has it. A totally unique voice, gorgeous, minimal jansch-y finger plucked guitar and an otherworldly style make this album a crucial listen. It was one of the first albums I bought this year and it's not been surpassed”

Julie Byrne’s intimate, romantic songs are a thing of instinctive, deeply calming, soul-cleansing beauty. Her second album spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, and the irresolvable mysteries of love. This is a beguiling ode to the profound fringes of life, whether that’s witnessing the American Pacific Northwest for the first time (‘Melting Grid’), or the morning sky in Colorado after staying up through the night at a house party in the mountains of Boulder (‘Natural Blue’). The album was recorded in her childhood home in western New York state and offers an altogether bigger picture to its predecessor through a wider, yet subtle exploration of instruments and atmospherics. The result is an album of aching richness – allow yourself to be enraptured. "otherworldy and other-timely...for all its dreaminess, it never seems fey or contrived... stunning"  The Guardian, “Listening to Not Even Happiness is like being wrapped up in blanket as a child; it gives you comfort and more than a little reassurance, whatever the future may have in store” 8/10 – the line of best fit

Not Even Happiness


  1. Follow My Voice
  2. Sleepwalker
  3. Melting Grid
  4. Natural Blue
  5. Interlude
  6. Morning Dove
  7. All The Land Glimmered Beneath
  8. Sea As It Glides
  9. I Live Now As A Singer