Pink, punk and perpetually playful, AILSHA sings about the things in life we should all laugh rather than cry about. Former makeup artist turned video games composer, the Wicklow native has been described as “one of Ireland’s most exciting new rock performers” by The Sunday World. She recently made her festival debuts at Indiependence Festival and Electric Picnic and has been voted as one of Ireland’s ‘most ground-breaking female artists’ and ‘most promising artists’ in the Hot Press Hottie Awards for the second year in a row.
AILSHA is now kicking off 2023 exploring a more punk rock style with the release of her heaviest track to date “Sucker”…
“Sucker’ is about the emotional hangover of romantically pursuing a crush who was previously a friend and how messy and regretful a situation like that can feel. I wanted to create a chaotic, fast-paced track that conveys the messiness of the situation, but also showcase my love of rock and video game music. I feel the track is an explosion of a bunch of fun ideas that have been waiting to burst out of me- having always been a rocker at heart, I’m really excited to finally be releasing this kind of music. I’ve found my sound.” – AILSHA
AILSHA spent her childhood learning to compose and taught herself to produce at an early age. She spent the end of 2022 locked away in her bedroom studio learning how to write and produce the rock style of music she always wanted to create.
She completed her first tour in October; a ‘Halloween Tour’ with performances around Ireland with a headline show in The Sound House on Halloween night to round it all up and has kicked off 2023 with a performance at Whelan’s Ones to Watch.
Ailsha is the official composer for Big Brother: The Game.