- 22 Jan 21
In a world of shuttered music venues and snatched-away opportunities, Ireland’s music community continues to defy the odds – with young, emerging artists defiantly rising above seemingly insurmountable challenges, and flying the flag for their country. This bold energy, independent ethos and genre-defying talent is evident across our list of Hot For 2021 Irish Acts – which features artists from every corner of Ireland.
We’re big fans of Carrie Baxter. Her soulful debut ‘Love Me Better’ was a cracker, and in 2020 she released the EP Placebo, an 8-tracker that garnered acclaim and coveted Spotify playlist placements. Waterford-born and London-based Carrie may be inspired by Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday and Kendrick Lamar but she’s a born star. New single ‘Pray’ is a slice of jazzy gorgeousness.
Hear: ‘Love Me Better’.
Watch: Her Liverpool Sound City 2020 performance on YouTube.
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