Jealous of the Birds: Rockwood Music Hall 2019

Jealous of the Birds at Rockwood Music Hall (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)

Image Caption: Jealous of the Birds at Rockwood Music Hall (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)
by Russ Borris | 11/18/2019 | 12:01am

When I first saw Northern Ireland’s Naomi Hamilton play live as Jealous of the Birds a few years back in a small church in Austin, Texas, I was immediately impressed by the beauty and poetic feel of her songs. In a fairly short time, she’s evolved her sound in a number of ways.

Recently, she brought her band back to the States playing a month-long residency on the East coast, with stops in Philadelphia, Boston and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, including a show exclusively for WFUV. And what a band it is! For many of the FUV Marquee Members in attendance, it was their first time seeing Jealous of the Birds live and I can’t tell you how many people came up to me after the show, singing the band’s praises.

Have a listen to Jealous of the Birds' great set and watch killer live versions of “Plastic Skeletons” and new song, “The Grass Begins to Eat Itself.”


  • Powder Junkie
  • Trouble in Bohemia
  • Russian Doll
  • The Grass Begins to Eat Itself
  • Parma Violets
  • Marrow
  • Clementina
  • Young Neanderthal
  • Purple Octopus
  • Ode to Fire
  • Always Going
  • Blue Eyes
  • Plastic Skeletons

[Recorded: 10/8/19; Engineers: Hear No Evil and Jim O'Hara; Producers: Eric Gottlieb and Sarah Wardrop]

Jealous of the Birds appears courtesy of Canvasback Records, a division of Atlantic Recording Corporation.

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