We talk to our Artist of the Month ‘Eiks’ about her new album Braids…”As I go about my normal daily life, I seem to have a subconscious radar that looks for inspiration, however small and embryonic they are, and I note them down.”
Braids is the new album by Japanese-British artist Eiks (pronounced “Aches”). She blends jazzy folk melodies with unpredictable chord modulations and staggering lyrics. Embedded throughout Braids are the strikingly sophisticated embellishments of an innovator on the rise.
Eiks is Folk Radio UK’s Artist of the Month for July 2017.
Braids is an album of memory and homage, tooled and re-tooled like a worn keepsake, and Japanese-British singer-songwriter Eiks is an inventive creator who relishes nostalgia and excels in the preservation of life’s tiniest moments.