- 26 Aug 20
NÍV is the alias of singer-songwriter Niamh Murray, who hails from Maynooth and began her music career back in 2011.
Kildare solo musician NÍV has released her latest single, ‘Moonlight’, recorded and produced in Maynooth by 93 Acres.
The track follows her March single 'Silly Voices' and 2019 track 'You'.
NÍV, AKA Niamh Murray, saw her music career take off when she was lead singer of Murmur, a country-folk band made up of herself and sisters Róisín and Sinéad Murray.
During this time, the band achieved success playing gigs alongside talented musicians such as Hudson Taylor and Orla Gartland in venues like the Sugar Club and Sweeney’s.
The band were finalists in TG4’s Feis and Blood, later receiving praise from Louis Walsh, who described them as the “Irish answer to The Dixie Chicks.”
Following her stint with Murmur, Niamh joined the indie-rock band District Daze.
During her time as their lead singer, the band won King Kong Club’s Battle of the Bands - Play the Picnic, and were rewarded with a slot at Electric Picnic 2014’s Oxfam tent.
The band went on to play at festivals and venues such as Vantastival and the Sugar Club, before launching their debut EP at a sold-out event in Sweeney’s, Dublin.
Niamh launched her solo career as NÍV earlier this year and has already gained noteable attention since her debut single.
In April, Nív was given the opportunity to perform on Hotpress Magazine’s Lockdown Sessions, showcasing an impressive talent with her influences from Irish traditional music and folk songs shining through.
Following this, Nív was added to RTE Radio 1’s Recommends List in May.
Inspired by fellow artists such as Damien Rice, The Cranberries, and Joni Mitchell, NÍV remains dedicated to honing her craft.
“I think that this song really depicts a constant love," NÍV says about her latest single 'Moonlight'.
"It is a story of love that doesn’t ever really go away, even if the relationship does. I think there is always a specific moment or memory that people remember when reminiscing on past relationships and the song encapsulates that.
"We always seem to remember specific moments and in most cases, it’s the happy ones that we remember over the not so happy ones. When writing this song, it was kind of a realisation for me that in any relationship, romantic or non- romantic, we always remember the better times which to me is a really positive thing. That’s what this song is all about.”
Listen to the new track from NÍV below: