It’s always heartening and encouraging to see a nascent artist go from the bedroom to the studio to a live setting especially when it’s an artist like Lapsley, who while she had great tunes in ‘Station’, ‘Painter’ and ‘Falling Short’, was still only 17 and had yet to show she had the mettle to take the leap.
Signing to XL was a good hint as that label don’t sign people without natural talent. Here’s further proof – three songs performed for BBC Introducing and Huw Stephens in Maida Vale in a confident way that more than suggests, confirms Lapsley is on the way up. Her Understudy EP is released on January 5th.
A cover of Daniel Bedingfield’s ‘Gotta Get Through This’
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.