Daire Heffernan is an exciting new singer-songwriter from Dublin and based in Belfast. The 20-year-old began writing songs when her late father taught her to play the guitar at age 11. Her music is equal parts indie rock and dream pop and is influenced by artists including Phoebe Bridgers, beabadoobee, and Cocteau Twins.
In early 2022, she released her debut single, the guitar-heavy 'Skeletons', shortly followed by the more delicate 'Midwest Emo', showcasing the singers' songwriting versatility.
"Heffernan's cocktail of shoegaze, electro, country and indie is a potent one"- Garry Baylon, The Goo Magazine.
Her EP 'Wasters' which was released in late June, coincided with a debut headline show to a sold-out crowd upstairs in Whelans.
Since its release, 'Wasters' has received widespread critical praise in Ireland featuring in outlets including HotPress, Nialler9, GoldenPlec, and The Thin Air.
“The songs are incredibly strong, and sound well placed alongside the best that artists like Nadine Shah, PJ Harvey, and Aoife Nessa Francis have brought us over the years” - Dan Hegarty, RTÉ 2FM.
Heffernan continues to develop her sound and live show with opening slots for Paddy Hanna and Neil Dexter and an appearance at Totally Irish Live Tuesdays (TILT) in The Button Factory. She has performed a live session for RTÉ 2FM in Studio 8 and in November 2022, she played a headline show in the Workman’s Cellar promoted by Foggy Notions, as well as a debut headline show in Belfast.From Spotify