Naoise Roo – Playing Galway and Hard Working Class Heroes fest
What you may need to know…
01. Dubliner Naoise Roo’s star has been on the ascendant, with a heavyweight voice to bear heavy subject matter.
02. Debut long-player Lilith released last year on bespoke tape label Little L Records, and quickly established herself and her band, going on to share bills with the likes of Elastic Sleep, and circumnavigating the Irish festival scene.
03. Streaming above is the bare-bones, single-shot video for For You, taken from Lilith.
04. On September 24th, Naoise and outfit take on Galway’s Roisin Dubh as the first date of her upcoming #WHORETOUR in support of upcoming single Whore. Support from Irish DIY-music cornerstone (and featured photographer) Laura Sheeran. She also plays Hard Working Class Heroes fest, October 6th-8th across Dublin.
VERDICT: From a diminutive frame emerges a preternaturally sultry vocal and prodigious presence, given a gently menacing alt-rock undercurrent by an equally accomplished group of collaborators.