Annie Booth is an Edinburgh-based singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. With a keen ear for melody and movingly bittersweet compositions, she is a unique and fiercely emotive voice in the Scottish music scene, her songs woven with a subtle but exciting patchwork of styles and sounds.
Writing stories and poems from a young age, Booth moved to Edinburgh in 2013 for university – it was there she met her long-time friends and current band members. In 2015 she also joined prolific dark-folk rockers Mt. Doubt after being approached by frontman Leo Bargery, following a turn on their single ‘Soak’; this led to appearances at festivals such as T in the Park and Belladrum.
Labels Last Night From Glasgow and Scottish Fiction collaborated on releasing Annie’s affecting debut album ‘An Unforgiving Light‘ in late 2017 to much critical acclaim. The rock, folk and pop-inflected record was lauded as Roddy Hart’s Record of Note (BBC Radio Scotland), was featured in Vic Galloway’s Best Albums of 2017 and received praise from and frequent rotation by Jim Gellatly and Amazing Radio.
2018 saw her perform at the BBC’s much-loved Quay Sessions, as well as appearing at a number of festivals including XpoNorth, Celtic Connections, Tenement Trail and Kelburn’s Garden Party (The Skinny Stage). Booth and her band were regulars on the Scottish gig circuit, opening for folk heroes such as King Creosote, Ciaran Lavery and Blue Rose Code.
Adopting a more introspective and atmospheric approach, Annie’s new EP ‘Spectral‘ benefited from the production know-how of Chris McCrory (Catholic Action, Siobhan Wilson), resulting in an understated yet moving collection of four creepingly melancholic tracks. Lead single ‘Magic 8’ was championed by the likes of the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, The Skinny and The List, alongside plays from Roddy Hart and Nicola Meighan; Booth subsequently appeared for a live session on the BBC’s Janice Forsyth Show. The EP received praise from an array of local and national press alike.
A run of three performances at VoxBox Records, Some Great Reward and the Glad Cafe on Record Store Day christened the launch of a striking limited edition purple vinyl. The EP was officially released on 10th May 2019, again through the support of Last Night From Glasgow and Scottish Fiction.