Today, we drop in on singer/guitarist Julia Haltigan. She has a show coming up at (le) poisson rouge on April 25…doors are at 6PM and it will cost you $10. She will also be releasing her new EP, Hot Tears on the same day.
Here's what we found out when we dropped by.
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Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?
Julia Haltigan (JH): I would probably play "Burning Bridges & Breaking Hearts" off of my new EP, Hot Tears. I think it's a great example of the vibe I'm setting with my music these days. It's got that classic 60s feel and hints at James Bond themes while still setting it's own tone. The lyrics are both vulnerable and empowering which are oppositions that I love to play around with in my song writing.
(QNYC): ... what song or album would you feel I needed to hear before I left?
(JH): I suppose it depends on whether I'm showing you something new that I've recently discovered or if I'm sharing a record that I could listen to over and over and still hear something new every time. If it were something new then I would probably play something by Hollie Cook, Angel Olson, Wild Belle or Tame Impala. But if I'm playing you one of my go to records I'm gonna have to say Tom Waits... Either Rain Dogs or Bone Machine. Those records are so rich with cool sounds and amazing song writing. They will forever be inspiring to me!
(QNYC): ... and browsed your movie collection, what would you suggest I watch?
(JH): Haha! It's quite... "diverse". You're gonna have to watch The World's Fastest Indian, City of Lost Children or Finding Nemo.
(QNYC): … vinyl, cassette or digital?
(JH): I think Vinyl for the quality but digital sure is handy.
(QNYC): … beach or mountains?
(JH): Oh man... do I really have to choose? I love it all! Everything. There is so much beauty in the world and I can't get enough of it. One day I'd love to ride my motorcycle to all corners of the world!
(QNYC): ... what's the most valuable piece of advice you've been given?
(JH): Some very valuable advice given to me by Ken Rockwood: "Go where the love is".
My thanks to Julia Haltigan for letting me "drop by".
Xander Ferreira and MK Groove Orchestra
Monday, April 25
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM