The Workman’s Club Presents Naoise Roo * 1 November

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WE ARE WORKMAN’S PRESENTS NAOISE ROO Friday 1st November The Workman’s Club

Full of drama and unpredictableness with vibes of Nick Drake and Patti Smith'”  Rigsy, ATL, BBC NI

“Naoise Roo’s deep and powerful vocals are stunning, and album ‘Lilith’ is a dark and multi-layered listen” Irish Times

“Roo exerts undeniable presence on her atmospheric grunge cabaret debut” The Evening Herald

“With a voice that could silence a room, Naoise Roo has created a stunning collection of dark rock majesty..(she) has tapped into something quite special, barging through tales of heartbreak and sex with unflinching honesty, and backed by a guitar sound that’s equal parts furious, brooding and ominous.” The Irish Mirror

“Like an Irish PJ Harvey Naoise Roo brings her listeners on a journey from a world of soothing calmness to one that is covered in screeching guilt” John Barker, 98FM

NAOISE ROO, as both a songwriter and a performer, is an undeniably powerful force and we cannot wait for her full band show at The Workman’s Club on Friday, 1 November as a part of our We Are Workman’s Series. 

Since 2015,  Roo has seen her audience grow and grow with a swath of electrifying live shows and the release of her debut album ‘Lilith’ which was met with faultless critical acclaim. ‘Lilith’ is a force of nature, its daring truthful songwriting shows a commanding presence that insists you sit up and take notice. The musical styles range from hard grunge to ambient electronica, lush indie rock, and Jacque Brel-channeling burlesque. The diverse influences in her music have drawn comparisons to Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, and Amanda Palmer. The LP was produced by Elder Roche (Myles Manley) and engineered by Liam Mulvaney (Girl Band, Buffalo Sunn), Lilith also features guest vocals from Sive and songwriter Joey Gavin.

Fully formed from the outset, Naoise Roo has left audiences and critics awestruck. On Lilith we find a highly accomplished and enthralling insight into the emotional and musical range of the emerging songwriter,  the same which can be said about her debut EP ‘Sick Girlfriend’ – a four-track exploration of themes surrounding depression, the challenges of the music industry and the oppressive stereotypes that burden women experiencing mental illness – set for release early next year.

Workman’s Presents Naoise Roo
Workman’s Presents Naoise Roo

Roo’s music is known for dealing with themes of heartbreak, desire, and female identity and stylistically ranges from powerfully emotional indie rock to delicate ambient electronic, visceral hard grunge to wryly flirtatious chanson – while still remaining strikingly unique.

After a brief hiatus from the Irish music scene, Naoise Roo has made a triumphant return with her latest single release ‘Black Hole’, which is just the tip of the iceberg for what lies ahead for this iconic artist. 


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