Wednesday 14th August 2019

Name, where are you from?
My name is ROE and I’m from Derry, Northern Ireland.

Describe your style in three words?
'90s, minimal, dungarees

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Snow Patrol’s Ward Park 3 in Bangor this year was amazing. It was a massive celebration of all the talent NI has to offer and it felt really special just to be there.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Two Door Cinema Club because I’m a massive fan of theirs. Christina and the Queens because of how powerful their music is, it would be an honour to be a part of a lineup like that.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
LGBTQ+ and Abortion Rights culture has influenced me a whole lot in the past few years. It’s no secret that Northern Ireland has been fighting for gay marriage and abortion rights for some time now and having grown up through these issues it’s taught me to be more aware of my political surroundings and to fight for what I believe in.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Robin Williams was a massive part of my childhood, I think it just would have been so cool to meet him.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
Whelan’s in Dublin is one of my all-time favourite venues. The last show I did in there was my first ever headline and the feeling in the room was so electric, I love playing there because it’s intimate and the crowd is always amazing.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
My best friend/manager Liam is one of the most hardworking, thoughtful people I know. When I started off in music I knew I wanted to be independent and we both had the same vision. Everything that I’ve accomplished so far has been down to our little team and I think that he deserves a whole lot of recognition for what he does.

ROE is 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Derry, Roisin Donald. Laying down her unique brand of self-styled “Grumpy Electro Pop”, she has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond. Releasing independently through hometown label Fictive Kin Re.

ROE kicked off 2019 being featured on BBC Radio 1's “Introducing Tips for 2019” by Huw Stephens and included in RTE2FMs “Rising” list.

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