“Imagine the dark melodrama of Nick Cave with the briefest whisper of PJ Harvey and the Lo-Fi grunge guitars of Sleater-Kinney and you’re getting close to something resembling Courtney Askey’s musical output thus far.“ (Great Central)
“Courtney Askey… Remember the name, it’s one you’ll want to be on the lookout for in the very near future.” (Radsound)
Courtney Askey is a Leicester based musician, artist, filmmaker and curator. She has lived, produced and performed works in England, Paris and Hong Kong. “Leicester’s favourite Gothic-Folk Noir girl” plays lo-fi, grungy, folk-tinged alternative music.
Previously solo, she now plays alongside Echolocation bassist, Andy Askey, and drummer, Dan Hessing and guitarist, Tiff Michelle. Drawing on influences from 1920s decadence through to 1990s grunge, Courtney’s ‘honey-coated’ vocals draw in and mesmerise the listener. Her debut album, ‘Oh! Softly Goes’, was released January 2017.