It’s not often that an unsolicited MP3 captures our imagination but, in the case of Aoife Cleary, the State team is very much hooked. Formerly the singer and guitarist with noisy three piece The Blonde Majority (aka Fair Verona), her reinvention as a solo artist is a genuine revelation. Debut single ‘Us and the U.S.’ is a cool indie tune that packs a mighty pop punch and the two other tracks on her MySpace site offer similar hope that this could be the start of something pretty exciting. No gigs yet but, trust us, we’ll be keeping an eye on Ms Cleary.
by Phil Udell / April 21st, 2010 /