Sorcha Richardson is a 22-year-old New York City based Dublin musician. She released her debut EP, Sleep Will Set Me Free, on June 29th 2012 and received praise both in Ireland and abroad, with Nialler9 including it in his top 10 Irish EPs of the year.
2013 is proving to be a good year for Sorcha. 98fm's John Barker listed her as one of his 5 Irish acts to watch and State Magazine included her in their Faces of 2013 series.
Sorcha's sophomore EP "Last Train" will be released in July. The first single, "Last Train" premiered on Nialler9 and was selected as single of the week Phantom 105.2's ICON.
She is also a long-time collaborator with New York City electronic group Colossal Mantis. Colossal Mantis released their debut EP on February 25th and Sorcha appears as a guest vocalist on the tracks Waves and Phases.
"muted folk, the intimate confessional kind; bedroom songs sung from a big city window." - bitzlr.com
"I Heart NYC, along with most of Sorcha’s catalog, feels like a confession she has entrusted the listener with, a sorting-out of the emotions that come with taking life on in the big city." - OurVinyl.com
"New York-based Irish singer-songwriter already demonstrating that she has a fine grasp on how to deliver atmospheric folky pop whose haunted, low-key drama will remind you of Bon Iver or Perfume Genius." - Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
"The 21 year old’s slow-burning guitar and piano folk references New York and doesn’t necessarily feel tied to Ireland at all (rather it sounds a bit like the hushed folk of Bon Iver) . It feels like something born there, out of inspiration from a life’s reshuffle to a big big city." - Nialler9.com