ROE is the moniker of 19-year-old Derry multi-instrumentalist Roisin Donald. A songwriter at heart, with pop hooks surrounded by lush synths and big drum machines, ROE describes her music as “Grumpy Electro Pop”. 2017 was an exciting year for the young artist, kicking off with the release of “Fake Ur Death” selected as ‘Track of the Day’ by BBC Across the Line (calling it “emotive, engaging and just a little dangerous”).
“Sassy, streetwise pop with a voice that’s reminiscent of Florence Welch” – Hot Press
Since then, ROE has gone on to become the voice of the ‘Visit Derry’ tourism campaign, with her music being featured in an international TV advert to promote the city. With performances at Glastonbury, M for Montreal and Other Voices, as well as a debut UK tour already under her belt, ROE has been moving from strength to strength with increasing momentum. ROE released her new single “Wasted.Patient.Thinking” on the 26th January, confirming that 2018 might be her most thrilling year yet.
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come