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Ireland’s NAOISE ROO Unleashes Controversial Video “WHORE”

Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, indie rock songstress NAOISE ROO has been cultivating plaudits and applause for her moody and powerful debut album LILITH (Little L Records).  On her latest single “WHORE”, Roo coos and slinks to a bass-heavy soundtrack that recalls PJ Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux. Watch here

The accompanying intense video, directed unflinchingly by acclaimed film director Bob Gallagher (Girl Band) and starring actor Aron Hegarty brings the already sensual song to controversial heights, twisting the salacious battle of love and sex into a religious fervor.

“The song ‘Whore’ was born out of a sense of longing and frustration… the idea of playing with power and submission.” explains Roo. “I think [director] Bob’s video reflects those feelings but takes a different slant. Religion and sexuality have had centuries of conflict and in Ireland we know this all too well. But at the root of it, sexuality and sexual energy are the essence of being human. I’ve often wondered where that energy goes, what that inner conflict looks like.”

“Whore” is also being released with a from Irish electronica artist Imploded View and can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/imploded-view/naoise-roo-whore-imploded-view-remix/s-jQjku

Fully formed from the outset, Naoise Roo has left Irish audiences and critics awestruck. On her album Lilith, Roo delivers a highly accomplished and enthralling insight into the emotional and musical range of the emerging songwriter.  She deals with themes of heartbreak, desire, and female identity and stylistically ranges from powerfully emotional indie rock to delicate ambient electronic, visceral hard grunge to wryly flirtatious melodies – while still remaining strikingly unique.

Lilith was voted #1 Irish Album of the Year by both Unsigned and Independent and Remy’s Music and Film Blog.  It was produced by Elder Roche (Myles Manley) and Liam Mulvaney (Girl Band) and released on Little L Records.

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