Sive

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"Brilliant stuff. Sive is a real find.” - Hot Press

Irish singer-songwriter Sive - aka Sadhbh O’Sullivan - makes her 2018 debut with the release of beautifully crafted new single, Quietly, out on 19th October 2018 via Veta Records.

Combining haunting, multi-layered vocals with delicately weaved musicality and an undeniable charm, Quietly is a truly compelling slice of alt-folk that is not afraid to differentiate from the norm. Sive confidently displays both folk and jazz nuances throughout, sounding akin to the likes of Jesca Hoop or This Is The Kit. Talking about the single Sive explains, “it was inspired by feeling like the world (both the real and online) is constantly shouting in your face, so it’s really about the value of finding a space among all of that to be quiet. It reflects what it’s like to just stop and listen to what’s going on inside yourself - a combination of calming and terrifying!”

Growing up, Sive was obsessed with time signatures, unusual chord progressions and the melodies that she’d hear in world music. She has since continued to hone her sound, playing an array of instruments and sharing stages with the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, Mick Flannery, Christy Moore and Gemma Hayes along the way. She has also received praise from numerous well-regarded publications including Hot Press, GoldenPlec and The Last Mixed Tape to name a few. With Quietly, Sive hopes to continue to mesmerise listeners further with her intricate blend of folk-pop.

Quietly is out on 19th October 2018 via Veta Records.