Orla’s SXSW Austin schedule:
March 18th, 11p at MFI showcase, Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, 512 Trinity St
March 20th, 11:35a at Irish Breakfast at B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 204 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States
March 21st, 1p at Goorin Bros., 1323 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 US
On Strength of Lonely People EP, anticipation builds for Ireland’s Orla Gartland, Ahead of First North American Tour & SXSW Debut
Orla Gartland serenades all the “Lonely People” with indie pop splendor. A true chart-topping artist who could compete with established acts of today. EARMILK
This year is the year she’s going to blow up. We’ve been raving about her musical escapades since she catapulted herself back into the limelight with the massive ‘Lonely People’, the title-track and lead-single from her upcoming EP. If you’re not sold on her becoming the next indie-pop darling then just listen to the latest EP cut ‘Souvenirs’ COUP DE MAIN
The 80’s beat and undeniable catchy POP chorus is something we can’t refrain from singing along to. When The Gramophone Rings
WATCH ORLA GARTLAND’S VIDEO FOR “LONELY PEOPLE” HERE
(Los Angeles, CA) – February 19, 2015 The Musebox today announced that Irish phenom Orla Gartland will make her SXSW debut this March as the chart-topping songstress embarks on her first tour of North America. According to the blog Culture Seek, Gartland’s sophomore EP “definitely has Orla’s trademark fusion of dreamy and lo-fi indie-pop, blended with her summery vocals and heartfelt songwriting, that fans know and love.”
Orla’s online stats speak for themselves with an impressive 11million hits on youtube positioning her as an incredibly refreshing one-to-watch for 2015.
The Irish Mirror featured Gartland in a full-page article and revealed that “her debut EP, Roots, hit No. 1 in the main Irish iTunes chart, 15 in the UK chart, and No. 2 in the U.S. singer/songwriter chart.” SXSW 2015 will take place in Austin, Texas from March 17-22. More information on Gartland and her first ever tour of North America is available on her official website.
Her emotional delivery and genuine passion for songwriting is evident on Orla’s new 4 track EP, which includes the title track “Lonely People” (produced by Andrew Maury; RAC, Panama Wedding). The build up to release saw Lonely People top the Hype Machine chart for over a week.
With an impressive live resume that includes support slots alongside Bastille, John Newman, Kodaline, Hudson Taylor, and Gabrielle Aplin, Orla completed her first headlining tour in the summer of 2013, selling out five dates across the UK. Early 2014 saw a 10-date sell out tour in support of Roots. A headlining show in Los Angeles sold out 15 minutes after going on sale. 2015’s ‘The Lonely People Tour’ saw Orla sell out her biggest headline show to date and London’s O2 Islington Academy (800cap).
Orla Gartland’s 2015 Tour of North America
March 9: Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
March 11: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
March 12: Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 @ Berklee
March 13: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
March 14: Vienna, VA (near Washington, DC) @ Jammin’ Java
March 24: San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall
March 25: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
Orla Gartland is amazingly talented and wise beyond her years. Her latest single showcases both her incredible voice and wisdom all in one; give “Modern World” a listen here: soundcloud.com/orlagartland/modern-world-mp3