- 04 Nov 20
The new edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues tonight – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Dublin-based composer and singer-songwriter Ailsha draws influence from traditional Irish, romantic classical, electronic and heavy metal music to forge her own unique cinematic sound.
Ailsha set up an ambient background view for her set, with fairy lights and a red theme overall creating the cosy feel of an intimate live set.
Creating a relatable setlist of tracks with themes ranging from trying to forge romantic connections during lockdown, getting ghosted on the tiresome dating apps and heavy break-ups, Ailsha's lyrics will no doubt gain fans for her playful tone yet vulnerable self-reflection.
Performing her most recent single 'Ghosted', featuring the noteworthy line "RIP to your softboi fantasy", Ailsha also sang her SoundCloud tracks 'Quarantine', the anxiety-tinged 'Phobia' and the heartbreak song 'Damaged' for her livestream audience.
It was truly the perfect live gig for anyone who wants to throw Tinder into the firepit during lockdown.
Check out Ailsha's atmospheric performance below:
The Y&E Series continues to shine a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. Following the success of the previous two editions of the Y&E Series, you can once again expect 40 brilliant acts to join Hot Press on Instagram for special live-streamed performances.
Watch Martin McDonnell tonight, November 4, as part of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm.
Up next on the Y&E Series:
Thursday, November 5: OWEN RUA
The up and coming Tralee musician recently released his catchy debut track, 'Do You Ever Think of Me', blending and embrace the genres of pop, blues, folk and soul. Hailing from the scenic South West of Ireland, the prolific performer has studied music in Saint Louis College in Rome, Italy and graduated with a four-year degree from Cork School of Music.
Other confirmed acts coming up include – Padraig Cahill, Junior Brother, Amy Montgomery, Saibh Skelly, Emma Langford, Patricia Lalor and more.