ROE is 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Derry (Ireland), Roisin Donald. Laying down her unique brand of self-styled Dark Indie-Pop, she has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond.
A solo multi-instrumentalist on stage, ROE has showcased her live prowess at some of the biggest Music Festivals around the world including Reeperbahn (Germany), The Great Escape (UK), SXSW (US), NH7 (India), M For Montreal (Canada), ESNS (Netherlands), Primavera (Spain) as well as performing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury in 2017.
The winner of “Best Emerging Artist” 2018 Northern Ireland Music Prize and recipient of the PRS Foundation Momentum fund for 2020, ROE has also been the voice of a UK wide advertising campaign to promote her hometown of Derry and most recently had her music used as part of a TV and radio campaign for BBC Music NI, ITV’s ‘The Only Way is Essex’, Channel 4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’ and Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’.
In 2019 ROE was featured on BBC Radio 1s “Introducing Tips for 2019” by Huw Stephens, included in RTE2FMs “Rising” list, and supported Snow Patrol on their arena tour around the UK. She also performed her first shows in the US at SXSW, and has supported some of the biggest names in the industry including Tom Odell, The Coronas, Robbie Williams and Kodaline.
Her upcoming single “Look who’s on TV.” (released 7th February) sees a departure in sound for ROE, leaving behind the shiny electro-pop stylings of ‘Girls’, opting instead for something more weighty and dark, whilst still maintaining her thought provoking, relatable and fearless lyrical style.
Her previous single ‘Girls’ (released in June 2019) has already received huge support and plaudits with airtime on BBC Radio 1 and 6Music, playlisting across Irish radio, debuting on Spotifys “New Music Friday” the week of release and nominated (alongside her other 2019 single release ‘Down Days’) for best single at the 2019 NI Music Prize.
“The Irish Sigrid!” Tracey Clifford, RTE2FM
“Delicious pop music, it's infectious and charming in all the right places.”
“Sassy, streetwise pop with a voice that's reminiscent of Florence Welch” Hot Press Magazine
“A genre-defying, acerbic yet also jubilant gem of a song from an extraordinary artist.” Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol