Fiona Bevan‘s new EP, Wild Angels Sweet Demons, has recently been released and as such, she will be performing at The Caves in Edinburgh in December.
Fiona spoke with The Fountain about releasing her own music and her Scottish connection.
TF: A new EP, how exciting, what can we expect?
I haven’t released my own music for a couple of years as I’ve been writing for other artists… So this is me exploding back into life, with four songs of love, life, death, sex, imperfection, obsession and lush widescreen cinematic joy.
TF: And you are performing in Edinburgh very soon, in The Caves with The Wandering Hearts, have you played there before?
I’ve played the festival a few times, solo as well as supporting Gwyneth Herbert, and I’ve also done an intimate acoustic showcase at the incredible indie music shop Coda Music. This will be my first time at The Caves – I can’t wait to play such a beautiful venue! It means a lot to me playing in Edinburgh as half my family are from there – I’m descended from the Stevensons who engineered a lot of the lighthouses round Scotland and Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. When I walk through the streets of Edinburgh, I feel as if I’m retracing their steps. it’s just such an extraordinary and atmospheric city.
TF: How do you find the Edinburgh crowd?
I’ve always had such a warm friendly welcome in Edinburgh! It will be so brilliant to be back, and this time with a new EP! I can’t wait! And I’m looking forward to drinking some whisky with you all after the show.
TF: And what is on the upcoming schedule, an LP perhaps?
After this tour I’m going to keep writing – maybe it’ll become an LP! Or at the moment I’m also very interested in doing another EP – I love the format and being able to make a little world which is so cohesive… Either way, watch this space! I’ll be back soon with more music.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
One of my favourite gigs ever was playing The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville earlier this year – the magic in that place is astounding, and the musical history is just electrifying. Also, I met The Wandering Hearts onstage there as we were sharing the bill – we became best friends really quickly and became a bit inseparable for the rest of our Nashville trips! It’s going to be incredible going on tour with them, they’re hilarious, wonderful people and their music is just so gorgeous. It’s going to be big!
Fiona Bevan is performing at The Caves, Edinburgh on 4th December.