Meet the girl who’s taking the Manchester music scene by storm with a little help from her acoustic guitar and some music production software.
IORA describes herself as an electronic-folk artist who encompasses trip-hop and acoustic elements in her style. It’s easy to see why she can’t attribute her music to one genre because she’s creating a brand new genre of her own!
With one of the most unique vocals I’ve heard, IORA’s music takes full advantage of this by accompanying her haunting tones with a perfect blend of acoustic and electronic sounds. Her inspired approach of using loops to create incredibly catchy melodies will have you utterly mesmerised, evidence that she is a true original.
While her composition skills are flawless, more importantly her lyrics resonate with a generation and the raw emotion with which she delivers them have the ability to both break your heart and fill you with pure elation in equal measure.
This emerging talent is already making a big impression, having secured support slots at venues synonymous with the Manchester music scene such as Gullivers, Tiger Lounge and Soup Kitchen. She also recently played a set at 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham, a multi-award winning music festival dedicated to bringing together the best new and underground British music for one weekend every July, proving she’s well and truly capable of taking her winning formula national.
IORA’s currently celebrating the release of her debut single, Thieves’ Den which is available to buy and stream on iTunes and Spotify but be sure to check out her SoundCloud profile to hear more from her.
You can catch IORA performing live at Deaf Institute in Manchester on 29th July, for tickets contact her Facebook page.
Post by JD Kinniburgh