May 11 | 8:30pm
In the darkness of the Silhouette, perhaps we can find whatever it is we are looking for?
After playing in various outfits over the last few years, Shauna Tohill’s Silhouette exploded onto the Northern Irish music scene with her distinctive voice and songwriting style. Ignoring genre or preconceptions, her piano led brand of dark pop instantly won a wealth of fans in her native country, bringing a fresh voice to an increasingly talented pool of musicians.
Drawing comparisons with the intense piano based songwriting of Tori Amos, as well as the quirky pop of Kate Bush, Silhouette’s music is adaptable to many different situations, just as capable of wounding you with a whisper as it is with stunning you by screaming. Lyrically playing about with pre-conceptions of what you think she is, her songs speak of nature, of purity, and of darkness. With sweeping arrangements that Lana Del Rey would sell her lips for, Silhouette can break your heart and then make you smile, frequently within the same song.
After high profile support slots with Snow Patrol, as well as appearing on guest vocals with the band, the music of Silhouette is poised to transcend to a wider audience, an audience that is sure to be captivated by her epic muse. Ably surrounded by a revolving cast of musicians, a Silhouette performance can be as intense as a pinprick, or a euphoric celebration; for Silhouette, nothing is out of bounds.