Niamh Crowther is an up and coming singer/songwriter from County Meath. The 18-year-old has enjoyed a lot of success playing at festivals such as Cycle against Suicide and Le Cheile as well as opening for Bon Jovi axe man Richie Sambora in the Olympia Theatre. Her newest single, “Little by Little” is the follow up to her previous release “Origins” and is released on June 26th.
The song opens with bright sounding guitars and Crowther’s chirpy voice, shortly followed by percussion and a thumpy sounding bass. The whole thing is best described as folk-pop, it’s the type of track that has the potential to take the airwaves by storm. There are catchy guitar parts and hooky vocal lines. Crowther’s strongest front is her vocal performance. Her voice has a sweet tone that really shines when she hits the high notes on this track.
Some credit is definitely owed to Colm Finnegan and Tim Martin, who recorded the song in Windmill Lane. Martin’s previous work has had him working with The Corrs and Declan O’Rourke, so there’s no doubt that Crowther is in good hands.
To summarise, Crowther has managed to write a really well-rounded pop song. The only area that she lacks in is giving her music a bit more character to help it stand out from the crowd. Considering she is only 18 years old, she definitely has time to develop her own sound. Crowther will definitely be one to watch over the next few years.
Crowther plays upstairs in Whelans on June 29th to mark the release of “Little by Little”.