Speaking to both memories of the past and hopes for the future, Glasgow-based songwriter Zoe Graham has just dropped her forthcoming EP, Gradual Move. The singer/songwriter took a moment out of her busy schedule to speak with The Fountain about the record as well as some of her favourite venues.

TF: You have a new EP out, what can we expect from Gradual Move

Gradual Move is definitely a step up from my last EP. If you’re someone who is familiar with my older music then you’re in for quite a change up. It’s still very much me, and I think you’ll really like it. Throughout the last two years I’ve been exploring different writing techniques. I’ve been writing with other people, learning how to be ruthless with my writing and making the most out of 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?

The sound of Gradual Move is refined and considered.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this EP release?

My plan for the rest of the year isn’t that different from the rest of the music industry. Waiting for gigs to come back and spending the free time writing. The pandemic has forced all of us to innovate and work with what we have. So, who knows? In a way, the possibilities between my flat and my laptop are endless. Much more writing is a certain.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

Oh, that’s a difficult one. There’s definitely been a few venues that have stuck out to me. I loved the Deaf Institute in Manchester, so I was absolutely gutted when I heard it was in danger of closing. But I think the place I’ll always enjoy playing is The Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough. Always a perfectly appreciative audience, a really welcoming environment to perform in, probably a free pint or two from some gig goers and always a good laugh. 

Gradual Move is available here, on vinyl also