Dublin, County Dublin
NAOISE ROO, as both a songwriter and a performer, is undeniably a powerful force. 2015 has seen
her audience grow and grow with a swath of electrifying live shows and the release of her debut
album ‘Lilith’ which was met with faultless critical acclaim.
Fully formed from the outset Naoise Roo has left audiences and critics awestruck. On Lilith we find
a highly accomplished and enthralling insight into the emotional and musical range of the emerging
She deals with themes of heartbreak, desire and female identity and stylistically ranges from
powerfully emotional indie rock to delicate ambient electronic, visceral hard grunge to wryly
flirtatious chanson – while still remaining strikingly unique.
Lilith was produced by Elder Roche (Myles Manley) and Liam Mulvaney (Girl Band) and released
on acclaimed underground label Little L Records (Shamir, Forever Lesbians, Syd Kemp). Bloggers
and journalists have hailed Lilith as a triumph, inspiring rave reviews and prized spots on numerous
2015 also saw a national tour with Cat Palace and a range of festival slots including a return to
Electric Picnic, Belfast’s Sunflower Festival, Louth’s Vantastival and Kerry’s Valentia Island
Festival. Starting 2016 with spots at the Whelans Ones to Watch festival and Abner Brown’s Women in
Music series and with notable publications hotly tipping her for even greater things in 2016, Naoise
Roo is clearly a talent to sit up and take notice of.
Praise for Naoise Roo and Lilith:
No 1- Irish Album of the year for Lilith – Unsigned and Independent
No1- Irish album of the year for Lilith – Remy's Music and Film blog
No 10 -The Last Mixed Tape Top Irish Albums of the Year
No 8- The Last Mixed Tape Readers Poll Top ten Irish Albums of the Year
No 14 -In The Thin Air’s Top 50 Irish releases of 2015
Included in Goldenplecs Women who rocked 2015 feature
Included in The Thin Air’s feature 16 for ‘16
"Full of drama and unpredictableness with vibes of Nick Drake and Patti Smith'"
- Rigsy, Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster.
"Naoise Roo's deep and powerful vocals are stunning, and album 'Lilith' is a dark and multi layered listen"
-Aoife Barry, Irish Times.
"Roo exerts undeniable presence on her atmospheric grunge cabaret debut"
- Eamon Carr, The Herald.
"With a voice that could silence a room, Naoise Roo has created a stunning collection of dark rock majesty.On her debut effort, Lilith, the Dublin songwriter has tapped into something quite special, barging through tales of heartbreak and sex with unflinching honesty, and backed by a guitar sound that’s equal parts furious, brooding and ominous."
- James Ward, The Mirror.
"Like an Irish PJ Harvey Naoise Roo brings her listeners on a journey from a world of soothing calmness to one that is covered in screeching guilt”
–John Barker, 98fm.
"Lilith’ exudes confidence; both in the full-on approach the band take to the tracks and in Roo’s equally full-blooded delivery and lyrical candour. As musical styles swing from balladry to rock, to blues and jazz, through cabaret and burlesque-conjuring vocal inflections, the unifying factor is that impressive voice. It’s an album that holds its own despite a hat-tip to many genres; frequently intense, though darkly humorous with it."
- Justin McDaid, Goldenplec.
"The album’s genre-spanning promises of ambient electronica, indie rock and burlesque could well show Lilith to be one of the great Irish breakthrough albums of 2015. Certainly this early on, her output is reminiscent of the kinds of qualities that made the likes of Angel Olsen’s incredible 2014 LP Burn Your Fire For No Witness so special." - Stevie Lennox, The Thin Air.
'Lilith' out now via Little L Records.