Wicklow based duo, Hidden Stills, have been writing and performing their own style of pared back contemporary folk songs since the start of 2017. Mildred and Christian have created songs of reflection and introspection with close harmonies and interesting melodies, which are at times dark and emotional.
The pair spent the greater part of 2017 building their repertoire and developing their style while working on how to best present the songs as an album.
To that end recording began in early 2018 with producer Darragh Nolan in Asta Kalapa Studios. The services of several talented local musicians were brought in to augment Mildred and Christian’s acoustic presentations. A collection of 11 songs in total, recording was completed in July '18.
The Debut Single
'The Way That it Goes' was one of the groups first compositions, it's tone and message helped shape the rest of the album
Hidden Stills were delighted to be part of Temple Bar TradFest 2020, playing two sets as part of the festival week. They were also chosen to play Whelan's One To Watch 2020. Further back, Vantastival Festival 2018 and The Acoustic Yard Festival 2019, gave them an opportunity to meet other bands and musicians as well as offering them an chance to increase their public profile. These along with appearances on Garageland on 2XM, and couple of live Garageland gigs have helped the duo focus on how they hope to develop their live performances and bring their music to a wider audience.