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15 For ’15: Goldie Fawn

Goldie Fawn by Joe Laverty

Over the last three weeks we have been revealing a handpicked selection of Irish acts we’re certain are set to do incredible things in 2015 and beyond. Today, we conclude that feature – 15 For ’15 – with a rejuvenated Belfast-based songstress: Katie Richardson AKA Goldie Fawn.

Words by Brian Coney. Photo by Joe Laverty.

Having well and truly cut her teeth as the leading lady of kaleidoscopic, tale-telling troupe Katie and the Carnival, Belfast-based singer-songwriter Katie Richardson has recently very convincingly metamorphosed and re-established herself as Goldie Fawn. Retaining the swooning, enchanting quality that made her previous incarnation so potent, Richardson has re-imagined both her sound and image to induce an ever more irresistible craft. With new material currently in the works, early live shows has seen Goldie Fawn (that is: the project, as it very much includes Richardson’s wonderful band) conjure real magic in song: intimate, furtive, occasionally sensual tales of reverie, romance and reality, underpinned by a bona fide grasp of the human condition. Expect some real magic from Goldie Fawn throughout the year. Brian Coney

Make sure to check out our February physical magazine for the full 15 For ’15 feature and much more.

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