"Brilliant stuff. Sive is a real find.” - Hot Press
To coincide with the release of her self-titled EP, progressive artist Sive – aka Sadhbh O’Sullivan - prepares to release another slice of intricate alt-folk. Yuki Onna, the fourth single to be taken from the EP, is out on 3rd May 2019 via Veta Records.
The single features delicately woven hypnotic beats, rich melodies and atmospheric swells, sounding akin to the likes of Laura Marling or This Is The Kit. The name 'Yuki Onna’ is based on a character from Japanese mythology, a beautiful but elusive 'snow woman'. Sive elaborates, “for me she was the perfect personification of that feeling that can get under your skin, that ‘something' you try to escape, but the more you run the more it seems to become you. The Yuki Onna in this song will follow you and then elude you, but she won't leave until you listen to what she's trying to teach you."
Having spent a decade honing her craft independently, sharing stages with the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, Mick Flannery, Christy Moore and Gemma Hayes along the way, Sive struck up a relationship with the team at Veta Records (HAVVK, Maria Kelly) in 2018. She began working with label manager and her now co-producer Matt Harris to develop a sound that truly reflected the message in her songs, and the singles they have released together have garnered praise from the likes of Nialler9, Earmilk and For Folk’s Sake to name a few. With Yuki Onna, Sive and the Veta Records team hope to captivate audiences with her idiosyncratic blend of alt-folk.
Yuki Onna is out on 3rd May 2019 via Veta Records.