Galway City, County Dublin
LAOISE is an electro-pop artist hailing from Galway, Ireland. 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.
Drawing comparisons with the likes of NAO, Skott and Billie Eilish, she has notched up critical acclaim and impressive plays with coveted spots on Spotify playlists and charts. Also deeply inspired by household names such as Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks, 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 270,000 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 405, DIY, The Last Mixed Tape and more. Along the way, LAOISE has appeared at Forbidden Fruit, Electric Picnic, 2000Trees, Body & Soul, Longitude and Other Voices Festival.
LAOISE’s new single ‘Bother’ is out now!
Nominated for an Unsigned Music Award 2018
RTÉ 2FM's Rising Artist of 2018
Over Half a Million Streams on Spotify
“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