Thursday May 23rd, 8pm, The Workman’s Cellar
“The Belfast singer has justifiably been compared to Phoebe Bridgers and is another indie pop superstar waiting to happen” – Hot Press
“What Lucy does as an artist is truly amazing and each song is just getting stronger and stronger”. – Gemma Bradley, BBC Radio 1.
Belfast-based Alt-Indie singer-songwriter Lucy Gaffney announces a headline show at The Workman’s Cellar, on 23rd May 2024. Tickets will go on sale this Friday 12th January at 10 am via www.singularartists.ie.
Lucy began her solo career in 2020. She has already been touring with acts such as Bill Ryder-Jones, The Coral, Sorcha Richardson, Snow Patrol, Inhaler and DMA’s.
Lucy’s debut singles ‘Can’t Escape’ and ‘Send Me Away’ were produced by The Coral’s frontman James Skelly and immediately caught the attention of Ireland’s most influential, with Hot Press Magazine saying Lucy Gaffney “has emerged as one of the country’s most promising indie-pop prospects” and the iconic Liam Gallagher calling her music “Celestial”.
In 2021 Lucy collaborated with Bill Ryder-Jones and Emmy Award-winning English composer Michael Price who asked her to perform a duet alongside Ryder-Jones on their reimagining of ‘Despite The Weather’, a song that encapsulates the beguiling subtle tones of the Celtic broken beauty in Lucy’s Irish voice.
Fast forward to 2023 and her latest EP Daydream In Tokyo luminously marks her arrival. To record the EP, Gaffney flew to the Isle Of Lewis in The Hebrides, Scotland to record a bunch of her new tracks at Black Bay Studios with her brother Thom Southern and London-based producer Duncan Mills (Bleach Lab, Jake Bugg, Geowulf).
Lucy Gaffney’s latest single Locked Up Never Fade’ (listen here and below).
Having already released her latest EP Daydream In Tokyo back in late September 2023 which featured the escapist anthem‘Daydream In Tokyo’ and the glittering indie-pop of ‘Just Friends’, the rising Belfast native musician isn’t stopping just yet.
Alongside Duncan Mills and Thom Southern, Gaffney tapped into the simple yet powerful majesty of the moment when she holed up in the secluded Black Bay recording studio on the Isle of Lewis last year. For two weeks, the trio worked around the clock to realise her vision for widescreen indie-pop that makes space for big hooks every bit as sonic points of reference such as Pixies, Pavement, and more.
Lucy Gaffney is currently working on more new music to be released throughout 2024, with more details soon.