Part indie, part folk, Bridie’s music is pretty, deep and addictive - her crystal clear vocals the perfect vessel for her melancholy songs.
Having spent most of her teenage years playing in local bands and hanging out in Derry skateparks, she’s finally ready to concentrate on her solo work and spread her wings further afield.
A slot on the BBC Sound of 2015 longlist has certainly helped raise her profile, topping off a year that saw her sign to CHVRCHES’ label, tour with George Ezra and Tegan and Sara, play Glastonbury and work on her debut album.
With firm support from BBC Introducing and PRS for Music Foundation behind her, Bridie is now preparing to make the long trip to South by South West (SXSW) in March to show off her wares.
We caught up with her at a PRS for Music Foundation/BBC Introducing SXSW seminar earlier this week to find out more about her upcoming stateside forays and the art of winning over tough showcase crowds.
She also reveals some of the upcoming Northern Irish bands we should all be listening to…