Words by / Gabrielle Duhon
I was introduced to Sidney Gish’s music last year, her song “I Eat Salads Now” to be specific. Within 30 seconds, I was hooked. The snapping, the catchy rhythm, and the painfully relatable yet humorous lyrics are just the perfect ingredients to an absolute DIY banger. This song was so unforgettable, so whimsical, and almost kind of addicting. I needed more, so I began listening to other songs off her second album, No Dogs Allowed such as “Sin Triangle” and “Impostor Syndrome” only to become even more obsessed with these inventive, authentic melodies about the pains and gains of life.
All while listening to Sidney’s music, I really had no clue about who she was and how she made music. I was blown away when I learned that she was a college student just like me who makes music in her free time, often during winter breaks at home. I would’ve never guessed just by how complex her melodies are and how clever the lyrics are that this was something made individually...like seriously it’s that good. Her telling lyrics are identical to thoughts I’ve held my entire life and I truly believe that she embodies the feelings and anxieties that many twenty-something-year-olds have, which is why I believe she’s a fantastic voice for our generation.
Sidney Gish performs by herself, thanks to the help of a looping pedal. Because of this, her shows feel very personal, yet fun. I had the chance to see her perform last summer at Barracuda, opening for Camp Cope. There were a lot of fellow Sidney Gish fans around me, singing along to her songs, which was such a wholesome experience because Sidney seemed flattered we knew all the lyrics. The concert itself felt like a big jam sesh with a bunch of friends I felt like I had always known. Her music, personality, and playing abilities are the perfect combination for a grand ole’ time. After this show, I knew Sidney would be the perfect headliner for Goatfest IV and I am so happy that we could actually make this a reality!
Sidney will be performing at Goatfest IV, Friday, March 15th, from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm. I promise you, you’re not going to want to miss this!