• Video Premiere: Maija Sofia – Persephone

    Released last month, we said ‘Persephone’ by Dublin-based Galway artist Maija Sofia was a track that “married a wonderfully cloistered atmosphere with an intimate, lo-fi air”. A month on, Sofia has returned with an evocative, self-directed visual accompaniment. Inspired by vampire mythology and 70s horror cinema, the video was show on a “freezing” morning and edited by Irish filmmaker and blogger Ciarán O’Brien. Have a first look below.

  • Stream: Maija Sofia – Persephone

    One of our featured 17 For ’17 acts, we are pretty convinced 2017 is set to be a big year for Dublin’s Maija Sofia. Haven’t carved out her own path over the last while, the Connemara-reared artist has just unveiled her latest – and almost certainly greatest – single effort to date, ‘Persephone’. A self-described ode “to the many talented women throughout history who have been oppressed and overshadowed at the hands of an abuse” the track – which marries a wonderfully cloistered atmosphere with an intimate, lo-fi air – was produced and recorded with London electronic artist Gazel. In short: we…