Dublin, County Dublin
"I found Ilex MySpace page a few months ago and have been hooked on her tunes ever since. Her page is pretty impressive: 2790 friends, loads of strange images/random videos and of course, the tunes. Fringe makes beautiful ambient electronic music, sometimes singing on her arrangements. I was immediately hooked to Improving from the first time I heard it. Its got a soothing feel to it with lovely repeating synth phrases. I cant pinpoint exactly what it is I like about the song all I know is that it makes me feel good. In early June, Fringe was playing here first ever gig in the cozy but confined settings of the Ice Bar so myself and my friends popped along. When I walked in the door, she was playing this tune. I was enraptured by it and just stood there trying not to look silly in an otherwise quiet enough bar. It was another of those moments."
The Irish Times
"Animation graduate Holly McGowan's glitchy soundscapes are perfect for sun-haze afternoons and the wee small hours."