LAOISE

Pop
County Galway
5918

LAOISE is a 22-year-old electro-pop artist hailing from Galway, Ireland. She writes dreamy, ambitious and frank pop songs about relationships and heartbreak, often with darker, moodier, more introspective lyrics and juxtaposed with upbeat electro and synth production. Growing up surrounded by traditional Irish music, she learned to play the fiddle at the age of 5, and would regularly attend traditional Irish sessions with her parents. Though her music has evolved a lot since, 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 Tove Styrke, Troye Sivan and MO and incorporating elements of synth, indie and alternative pop – LAOISE’s music is deeply inspired by household names like Kate Bush and David Bowie, as well as the different musical personas of Taylor Swift. Drawing from her combined influences, LAOISE thrives on being able to experiment with her music and the characters, concepts and emotions she’s able to portray with each release. She has created her own brand of glittering yet gritty electro-pop that she presents to us today.

A world away from the usual Irish exports of singer-songwriters with guitars, LAOISE records, produces and releases her music completely independently. She totally commands her own brand of bold, glittering, gutsy electro-pop – paving the way for Irish-born pop music. Her latest single ‘Again’ has been nominated for an RTÉ Choice Music Prize and she’s been praised by a multitude of tastemakers in the UK such as Notion Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Buzzfeed, Nialler9, DIY, The 405, UK Independent, The Last Mixed Tape and more. Along the way, LAOISE has performed at festivals such as Forbidden Fruit, Longitude, Other Voices, LIMF, 2000 Trees, Electric Picnic and more. With new music up her sleeve for 2019, LAOISE is set to perform at Lollapalooza Berlin, Indiependence and Body & Soul (Main Stage) this summer.

LAOISE’s latest single ‘Again’ is out now!

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HIGHLIGHTS

Nominated for an RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Song of the Year

RTÉ 2FM's Rising Artist of 2018

Over 2,000,000 streams on Spotify

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PRESS QUOTES

"An Irish artist from Galway who's making electronic pop like no other emerging artist – the closest comparison I can think is Robyn" - UK Independent

“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

"Leaving the stage to what can fairly be described as a heroine's farewell is no small achievement, but that’s exactly what happened" - Tony Clayton-Lea at Other Voices

“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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