CLUAS Writers: profile of Niamh Madden
Niamh has never made an effort to hide her love of folksy folk. What started as a fascination with Jim Croce evolved years later into a complete adoration of Sufjan Stevens. Having a folky singer-songwriter dad influenced much of her music taste, though her other interests, dubstep and drum'n'bass, don't regularly feature as part of her dad's repertoire. As a shy guitarist and singer, she hopes to someday overcome stage fright. Niamh's first dalliance with writing came about when she was nine years old and penned the beautiful lyric: 'The Fianna Fail and the Dail / are driving me up the bleedin' wall.' Needless to say neither her political opinions nor her writing have changed radically since.
Joined CLUAS: January 2008
Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Broken Social Scene, Bloc Party, Buck 65, Cold War Kids, Fleet Foxes, Death from Above 1979, The Cinematic Orchestra, Battles, Mogwai, 65daysofstatic, St Germain, Does it Offend you, Yeah?
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dead Man's Shoes, Volver, Jackie Brown.
Chuck Palahniuk, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, Banana Yoshimoto.
Some of Niamh Madden's articles published on CLUAS: