Introducing: Ironic Hill – Ironic Hill & 3 Qs

“Having suffered from what might have been depression for a number of months, or possibly even years, a writer undergoes a sort of mental breakdown. After a period of hibernation, living a life of simple seclusion, he re-emerges a changed person with a new attitude towards dogs, a different alter ego, a pamphlet offering a fragmented commentary of his experiences, and a tape of songs he has written and recorded.”

I have discovered Ironic Hill because he has reached out to send a tape to our cassette shop. I really enjoyed the tape, so I decided to share it with you. It is honest, raw fuzzy, folky indie rock that will get you pulled in and you will feel like you can connect to the music. As a person struggling with mental health problems, I am really relating to his stories and I hope that more of you who struggle too can connect with it as well.

This is what Fran Carlyon from Heavy Metal Kids ( wrote:

“…packed with sweetly melodic stories of domesticity and day to day existence…providing just the right contrast between craft and fuzz to keep both songwriting purists and those in search of something a little weirder happy.”

Listen to this whole album and pay attention to the lyrics as they are quite an important part of the album.

I reached out to Ironic Hill and asked him our 3 questions:

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?

I’m often inspired to make music at times of turbulence. So I made a record during the early days of the pandemic and I made this one after experiencing some sort of mental breakdown. When something jolts me out of normality music just seems like the natural response!

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

Artistically, the most difficult thing is probably letting go – getting something to the point where it’s as good as I can make it. I end up obsessing over tiny details. Like, on this tape I became fixated for about a week on the volume of the tambourine!

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

Live a simple life really. Be able to focus on my music and writing full time, have a band, play shows. Nothing fancy!