- 10 May 21
Revisit the London-based artist's enigmatic performance from Saturday's Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
With the release of her highly anticipated Bedroom Walls EP on April 30, Etaoin has emerged as one of the most captivating new forces in Irish music. Her powerful combination of irresistible pop and raw lyrical honesty have helped her to garner an ever-growing fanbase online – with nearly 600,000 Spotify streams on her latest tracks.
Starting off her Instagram livestream with the beautiful 'Dog With A Bone', the singer-songwriter showcased her riveting vocals and bubbly personality with ease, engaging with her virtual audience throughout. The young talent then revisited her first heartbreak with the track that started her music career off, 'Pale Damp Cheeks' - a song that remains as relatable and vulnerable as when it was initially written about her first experience of heartbreak a number of years ago.
Mentioning her forthcoming Whelan's gig, Etaoin explains her upbringing in Waterford, how she was homeschooled before eventually settling in London and cold-calling the head of Ealing Studios, no less. Something must have worked, because he allowed her to record the track from her Bedroom Walls EP with a sound engineer. Performing her usual acoustic rendition of 'I Dare You', the laidback vocalist explains the origins of the track and the boy who inspired it (we boo'ed him).
With just a guitar to help her, Etaoin's EP also features an intimate, stripped back sound, reminiscent of a private moment. The same energy is brought to her livestream set, which concludes with beautiful deliveries of 'Golden' and 'Child of Winter' - an empowerment track about one of her closest friends.
The only way is up for the rising artist, we can't wait to see what the rest of 2021 brings.
Read the recent Hot Press interview with the Waterford-raised emerging star here.
Check out Etaoin's full Y&E Series performance below:
Watch VJ Jaxson conclude this season's edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, TONIGHT – Monday, May 10 – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm.
Following the remarkable success of last year's Y&E Series – which featured 120 live acts, and an audience reach of over four million – the new edition launched at the end of March, with a dazzlingly diverse selection of artists joining us over the last few weeks.