Sat 9th Feb | 20:30 | The Roundy
Maija Sofia is a songwriter originally from rural Galway. Taking influence from the storytelling nature of traditional folk songs and merging it with a raw unpolished performance style, her songs have been called evocative, strange, dark and tender. The contrast between a childhood on the coarse edge of the Atlantic coast and an abrupt move to London at the age of nineteen informs her writing, and her songs display a lyrical maturity that weaves between the dreamlike, the devastating and the everyday. She has released one EP (The Sugar Sea, 2016) and a handful of singles, and has performed at Other Voices, Electric Picnic and the London Antifolk festival as well as support slots for Joan as Police Woman, Julien Baker and Stella Donnelly. Earlier this year an unreleased song of hers was covered by Lankum’s Radie Peat and Katie Kim for their collaborative shows in Dublin and Cork. In 2018 she released a single ‘Flowers’, toured Ireland and the UK and recorded her debut album which will be released next year.
Sounding like a meeting of Phil Spector, Scott Walker and PJ Harvey […] an engrossing multifaceted listen that works on almost every level.
– The Last Mixed Tape
“Maija Sofia is a true ingenuity of the current generation of folk and forthright musicians.” -The Thin Air