We don't play pop music, we don't write music for art's sake, we don't represent any movements, we're not hip, we're not cutting edge, we don't dress to be cool. We do manage ourselves, we write our own songs, we do our own recordings, we shoot our own videos, we design our own covers. We made our own website. We're not generally negative people, oh yes, and we're not lefthanded.

We like our name because it doesn't say anything about who we are or what we do, we like to give our music a chance to do that. That said, we would liken ourselves (if we have to) to a darker Rilo Kiley, a rockier Death Cab for Cutie, a girlier We Are Scientists, a wordier Jimmy Eat World. Other people have likened us to Mazzy Starr, The Cardigans, The Postal Service, 10,000 Maniacs, jj72 - so if you shake all that up you might get some kind of idea.

We like to sing (except Benji who will only sing on his own, in a car). We like to get loud when we can (Tubescreamers are good!). We only play music that makes us feel something, in our gut. We like music that's honest. We're mostly Irish, partly Cornish (not corny!). We live in London. We really like playing music, everywhere we can.

I am not lefthanded are:

Kathryn - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Daniel - Vocals, Bass
Benji - Drums

Things other people have said:

"When a simple musical idea is done exceptionally well it instantly leaves the dabblers and wannabes in the shade - I am not left handed does just that, effortlessly, gracefully and with an indisputable beauty - an absolutely flawless, touching, rich chocolate sauce voice over not much more than a well seasoned guitar and or piano, no battling elements here just a smooth natural flow with touches of the gentle confident styles of Suzanne Vega, Natalie Merchant and Joni Mitchell." (The Bull and Gate)

"Songs like 'Long Goodbyes' bring me back again. The song invites the bleakness in, then pours it out again, filtered in fight and colour.
The power and pain is still there, but it feels more bearable, something transformed. It is knuckle straining against skin, a whitened face in a pool of light. It takes all that emotion, gripped so tightly, and casts it into the sky. All that is grit and grain becomes soft earth once more, scattering gently as it falls. Line by line, the song has ground it down, until the emotion itself is grounded: safe now, earthed, returned to loam. Earth to earth, and ashes on my fingers no more.
A song to hold to yourself, to sing to the north-east wind until the dust is out of your eyes." (fabulist.org)

"Another of those rare things that at only five seconds in you know instantly you're going to fall headlong in love with, the bitter sweet cruise controlled drive timing ’persuade yourself’ smoulders its way into your affections in a way that these days only Kirsten Hersh manages to do." (losingtoday.com)

"It sounds like Suzanne Vega fronting Snow Patrol. Intimate guitar structures layer the vulnerable vocals to create an atmospheric setting that doesn’t lack in melodies." (cougarmicrobes.com)

"An individual voice - kind of Karen Carpenter meets Tori Amos at a Frank Black gig." (livemusic.fm)

"It's got a certain something about it, a certain spark which reminds me of the early stuff by bands like jj72 and Mazzy Star, it's definitely very uplifting" (Charlie Ashcroft, Low-Slung Podcast)

"A rather handy dusky indie trio whose lyrical tunes give a nod to the likes of Rilo Kiley and Death Cab For Cutie." (the Windmill, Brixton)


Everybody Sleeps
Our latest single - download it for free from www.iamnotlefthanded.com/everybodysleeps



Alternative Pop Rock
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Long Goodbyes
The streets outside are glistening, I find I'm barely listening as you try to smile. I sigh, another word would floor me, you loathe me and adore me and I've changed your life. I hate long goodbyes...



Alternative Pop Rock
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boatsbutnottheocean
I know you're tired, but leave it to the tide, and at next light, when weather's right, come sailing home...



AAA Adult Alternative
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Endline (choose nothing)
There are lessons I can't seem to learn. Sometimes the touch of something cold burns - you've taught me that much well. For tonight, I'll choose nothing, I'll know that I threw nothing away.



AAA Adult Alternative
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Persuade Yourself
Do you remember? You were writing in uncertain minds when you met me, drinking whisky in the hope you'd overflow... But today's a day to stop and persuade yourself. It's a day to overflow. The bitter hands of winter stop here - get up, or go back home.



Alternative Pop Rock
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Dedicated
When there are familiar puppets in the candlelight and the southern wind blows cold... When I trace your footsteps leaving my bedside, then I know, I'll sleep no more. Cause when I speak to darkened halls, it echoes of the morning. And faces that I dedicate to turn into the night...



Alternative
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Falling
I'm dressed in deep blue, because someone once said it brought colour to my eyes. Drink down, don't look back. My feet will dance to any smile. And if I fall, it's not goodbye. I know it's chance - I'll dance to pounding beat til morning meets the sky.



AAA Adult Alternative
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Clumsy
She breaks everything, she's clumsy from the start. I better not get too close to her, in case she breaks my heart.



Alternative Pop Rock
h h



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Vartan

7/19/2009 10:27:08 PM
[fencing]
Inigo Montoya: You are wonderful.
Man in Black: Thank you; I've worked hard to become so.
Inigo Montoya: I admit it, you are better than I am.
Man in Black: Then why are you smiling?
Inigo Montoya: Because I know something you don't know.
Man in Black: And what is that?
Inigo Montoya: I... am not left-handed.
[Moves his sword to his right hand and gains an advantage]
Man in Black: You are amazing.
Inigo Montoya: I ought to be, after 20 years.
Man in Black: Oh, there's something I ought to tell you.
Inigo Montoya: Tell me.
Man in Black: I'm not left-handed either.
[Moves his sword to his right hand and regains his advantage]




tom lee

9/16/2008 12:55:15 PM
hi INLH. i'm not either. cool songs.


 

       

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