'Celestial' - Liam Gallagher
'A superstar in waiting' - This Feeling
'Seriously great record' - Huw Stephens/BBC Radio 1
Hailing from Belfast, Irish singer-songwriter Lucy Gaffney’s music conveys an abundance of hypnotic and sensuous charm with vocals that flow effortlessly over laid-back brooding lo-fi rock, enveloped in a bohemian haze.
‘Easy Come Easy Go’ captures your attention from the first note. It invites you into a world that preaches of the beauty in the mundane, everyday loneliness and coping with the anxieties of the unforeseen. It takes you on a journey immersed in distortion-driven guitars reminiscent of the Pixies that counter low evocative conversation in Lucy’s voice. Tilting a cap towards Elliot Smith, Lucy’s vocals evoke a warmth, longing and urgency that sparkle with a glimmer of hope from beginning to end. Lucy recorded the track in her home-studio in Liverpool in 2021 and it was produced by her brother Thom Southern.
Lucy Gaffney began her solo career at the beginning of 2020. Penned in Liverpool, her debut singles ‘Can’t Escape’ and ‘Send Me Away’ were produced by The Coral frontman James Skelly and immediately caught the attention of Ireland’s most influential, with Hot Press Magazine saying Gaffney “has emerged as one of the country’s most promising indie-pop prospects” and the iconic Liam Gallagher calling her music “celestial”.
Big supporters at radio have come in the form of BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Across The Line, BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing Merseyside, RTE Radio 1, RTE 2FM, Radio X, NPO 3FM and KINK. Lucy has opened for DMAs, Bill Ryder-Jones and Sorcha Richardson in her short career to date - summer 2022 will see her biggest performance yet opening for Ryan McMullan at Belfast’s 5,000 capacity Custom House Square.