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Pop // Mullagh, Cavan // She/Her

Ria Rua in an Alt-Pop Irish artist and producer. 

She began her musical life as a drummer - drumming professionally in Ireland and abroad - before deciding to shift her focus to songwriting, singing and production.

She has released a series of critically acclaimed singles and - most recently - her debut EP "Chaos/Control".

Her last single “I Want You” has been featured on the Spotify editorial playlists New Music Friday and An Alternative Future, and championed across RTE radio in Ireland, as well as radio stations in Germany, the US and the UK. It was also featured on the TV series “Made In Chelsea”.

Ria Rua also recently wowed audiences in Dublin’s Vicar Street - supporting Soda Blonde.

In the summer of 2023 she travelled to the Czech Republic to play at the United Islands of Prague Festival and the 2023 Musictown Festival, Dublin.

Her first release of 2024 will be another EP - comprised of live and remixed versions of a fan favorite, “Asking For It”. The live version was recorded live in Camden Studios Dublin, and the Remixes were done by the acclaimed DJ and remix artist Arveene (The Prodigy, Felix the Housecat).

Her debut album will be released in the autumn of 2024.

"A delicious slice of foreboding electro-indie. It drags like witch-house but bangs like electro-rock." - Nialler9

"Definitely not like anything we've played before - if I hear another RIA RUA track I'll know it's her - it's brilliant!" - BBC Ulster

"Brilliant and exciting" - 2FM

"Lovely and Dark" - 98FM