Emer Maguire - Belfast
Info: Emer Maguire is an Irish multi instrumentalist and singer songwriter who is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. Her music is a welcome blend of soulful indie folk mixed with enough intelligent pop to propel her into the mainstream. This inimitable style, coupled with a live performance fuelled by looped vocals, driving guitar rhythms, quirky samples and live drums, setsEmer apart in the world of singer songwriters.
Emer has just released her first commercial single ‘Belfast’ which promises to cause a wave of excitement and intrigue across the UK and Ireland. Already having performed the track live on stations such as BBC Radio Ulster and Belfast 89fm, ‘Belfast’ is garnering media momentum at a rate unheard of for new artists. Upon its release, ‘Belfast’ was immediately picked up by BBC’s Across The Line as 'Track for the Day'.
It's not easy writing an ode of sorts to your home city without it coming across as a bit cheesy, but Emer Maguire has managed to avoid clichés and provided a nonchalant observation of her daily personal experiences in a most enjoyable and relatable way. From it's opening snappy electronic drum beat and humming bass-line, 'Belfast' is instantly catchy, and if you'll excuse the pun, it loops delightfully from verse to chorus and back again. Her vocals and guitar playing are the epicentre of her sound, but the added minimalistic electronic surroundings raise the single up to another level to create an addictive and most pleasing debut single from an act you suspect is awash with ideas.
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