I Am Not Lefthanded
Fiercely independent, female-fronted Irish indie trio I Am Not Lefthanded are known for their lyrical, evocative songs and quirky homemade videos. Playing uplifting, cinematic indie music, they've been described as sounding like 'Natalie Merchant fronting Death Cab for Cutie'. Kathryn was born in a small town in the far west of Ireland. While country life was idyllic, she soon found herself yearning for different skies and traded open fields for the winding streets of Dublin. While playing in and out of various pubs and parties she encountered Belfast-born Daniel, leading his own band at the time. She quickly kidnapped him from what he described as 'a really bad marriage' and they soon found writing together led them to better places. Kathryn tempered Daniel's starker melodies with subtle undertones and stronger harmonies, while Daniel added a pulsing bass to lift her mellower songs. On a short exploratory visit to London, they encountered Benji, a Cornish drummer. Benji had toured with bands such as All About Eve, but was between projects. They bonded over early Weezer and Jimmy Eat World and started playing together shortly after. They quickly found he brought a harder edge to their sound, giving more weight to Kathryn's emotive songs.