- 26 Feb 18
Roisin Donald, AKA ROE, has had a whirlwind two years.
Late 2016 saw the arrival of her first single, the BBC-playlisted ‘Fake Ur Death’, while the following year she released her debut EP, You Call It Art. The latter was selected for the Help Musicians UK programme, which supports and develops emerging artists. The cherry on top was being chosen to play Glastonbury on the BBC Introducing Stage – and all at the age of 18.
“That was completely mental, I could have cried,” reflects ROE. “I got the email and rang my agent, and just started shouting down the phone at him. Not a lot of people get that opportunity so early on. It’s overwhelming.”
Placing her strong, lilting voice over an infectious mix of synths, guitar and piano, ROE – who describes her output as “grumpy electro-pop” – is creating music she couldn’t have imagined three years ago.