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Haley Heynderickx

I Need to Start a Garden

Mama Bird Recording Co


Released: 30th Mar 2018


the Portland-based singer-songwriter’s debut evinces the power of restraint; her lilting yet athletic vocals occupy a place of minimal accompaniment to fully drive home the emotional weight of her songs and the effects are long lasting and utterly beguiling.

Through soft acoustic guitar picking and deftly accented trombone sighs, her music gestures towards the folk music of anne briggs and vashti bunyan, but there’s a fire beneath it all; her vocals range from sultry to operatic, revealing a tenacity in her soul that remind us of angel olsen, Sharon van etten and jesca hoop. It’s a balance, then, between exposing and protecting herself on 'I Need to Start a Garden'. Fans of first aid kit will savour her transfixing vocal melodies and vocal expression. “striking debut from Portland singer songwriter” 8/10 – uncut.

I Need to Start a Garden


  1. No Face
  2. The Bug Collector
  3. Jo
  4. Worth It
  5. Show You A Body
  6. Untitled God Song
  7. Oom Sha La La
  8. Drinking Song