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LAOISE is an electro-pop artist hailing from Galway, her music incorporates elements of synth, soul and alternative pop. She grew up surrounded by traditional Irish music and having learnt to play the fiddle at the age of 5, she would regularly attend traditional Irish sessions at her local Galway pub. It was this sense of togetherness through music that made her want to pursue being a musician as a career.
Taking her cues from the silky production of acts like NAO, Melanie Martinez and Skott but also deeply inspired by household names such as Kate Bush and David Bowie, LAOISE has now crafted her skill to become a successful artist in her own right. RTÉ 2FM Radio have selected her a ‘Rising Artist of 2018’, her track ‘Rich’ was featured on RTEOne’s ‘Striking Out’ and she’s been praised by a multitude of tastemakers in the UK.
Debut single ‘YOU’, a song originally a college assignment, has had over 260,000 streams since it’s release and peaked at #4 in the Spotify UK Viral 50. Debut EP ‘Halfway’ that was produced using one ramshackle microphone and an old laptop has received a X of noteworthy praise from established blogs such as Notion Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Buzzfeed, Nialler9, The Last Mixed Tape and more. Along the way, LAOISE has appeared at Forbidden Fruit, Electric Picnic, 2000Trees and Other Voices festivals.
LAOISE’s new single ‘Bother’ is out now and her 2nd EP is due in the Spring.
“LAOISE is presenting herself succinctly as a pop star arrived and realised” – The 405
“A clear example of the heights that she is destined to reach” – WONDERLAND
“Every so often a gleaming gem appears in the Clash inbox – today, LAOISE is that point of bright light” – CLASH
“LAOISE is not Ireland’s answer to anyone, but a new phenomenon in her own right” – NOTION
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