Annie Booth

Performed in Sofar Edinburgh and Glasgow

Annie Booth is an Edinburgh-based singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. With a keen ear for melody and bittersweet compositions, she is a unique and fiercely emotive voice in the Scottish music scene, her songs woven with an exciting patchwork of styles and sounds. Last Night From Glasgow and Scottish Fiction released Booth’s affecting debut album An Unforgiving Light in late 2017 to critical acclaim. The rock, folk and pop-inflected record was lauded as Roddy Hart’s Record of Note (BBC Radio Scotland), featured in Vic Galloway’s Best Albums of 2017, and received frequent rotation by Jim Gellatly and Amazing Radio. 2018 saw her perform at the BBC’s Quay Sessions, as well as appearing at a number of festivals including XpoNorth, Celtic Connections, Tenement Trail and Kelburn’s Garden Party. Booth and her band were regulars on the Scottish gig circuit, opening for folk heroes such as King Creosote and Blue Rose Code. Adopting a more introspective and atmospheric approach, Annie’s new EP Spectral (2019) benefited from the production know-how of Chris McCrory (Catholic Action, Siobhan Wilson), resulting in an understated yet moving collection of melancholic songs. Tracks from the EP were championed by the likes of The Skinny and The List, as well as being spun by Vic Galloway, Roddy Hart and Nicola Meighan; Booth subsequently appeared for a live session on the BBC’s Janice Forsyth Show. The year culminated with a nomination from the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in the Best Acoustic category.

Videos by Annie Booth