Singer and Lyricist Roddy Finds a Voice All Her Own

Claire Roddy
Photos by Christian Leonard / Outlook at the Echo, Los Angeles
Claire Roddy, creator of Dol Ikara, performed recently at the Echo. She is preparing for the release of her first EP.

By Christian Leonard
The Outlook


The first time Dol Ikara played live, it was under a full moon — a bit of timing that seemed more than coincidental for an act rooted in mysticism.
Inside the trendy, dimly lit music venue the Echo in Los Angeles, several dozen people shouted over the rumble of voices to make themselves heard by their friends. After the opening band had finished, some people mingled in front of the stage, eager to be as close to the next performer as possible. On the edge of the crowd, band members who had recently finished their set murmured apologies as they ran their equipment to the exit, where cool night air offered a reprieve from the cramped club. Continue reading “Singer and Lyricist Roddy Finds a Voice All Her Own”