- 03 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.
Donegal singer-songwriter Eve Belle has built up an enviable reputation with a string of acclaimed releases and opening slots for her Rubyworks labelmates Hozier and Wyvern Lingo. She released her debut album, In Between Moments, last month.
The rising pop singer may have had some internet trouble, but she gave a rousing rendition of 'CutThroat', a cover of Paramore's 'All I Wanted' and finished off with a beautiful performance of 'Begging For Rain' from her recently released, critically acclaimed debut album.
Giving a shout out to her 'emo kids', Eve Belle was debating covering Phoebe Bridgers but a poll on her Instagram chose the Paramore track from Brand New Eyes instead, with 'All I Wanted' proving a notoriously difficult song to sing.
The musician's voice sounds as effortlessly smooth and silky as ever, showing off her impressive vocal range with ease.
Her soulful, R&B-esque vocals mix perfectly with her clever lyricism and catchy pop tunes, making it a memorable livestream show for fans of her eagerly-awaited first album.
Check out Eve Belle's engaging performance below:
As a surprise last night, the singer also dropped the music video for 'Bluff', directed by TCD student Hiram Harrington:
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 Ailsha tonight, November 2, 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.
Take a look at the upcoming line-up below:
Tuesday, November 3: AILSHA
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.
Wednesday, November 4: MARTIN MCDONNELL
Initially honing his craft busking on the streets of Dublin, Martin McDonnell has built up an impressive international following in recent months with a string of acclaimed singles – plus a viral busking moment featuring Hozier.
Other confirmed acts coming up include – Padraig Cahill, Junior Brother, Amy Montgomery, Saibh Skelly, Emma Langford, Patricia Lalor and more.