Only once in a blue moon does an artist emerge from the crowds of indie upstarts with such an iconic presence, but in case of London-based Jersey born Tadhg Daly, this light shines very brightly. Tune in to Too Late below to understand what we mean, and we caught up with him to share a little of his story.

Hey Tadhg! Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. To start with, how would describe your sound and how you came to it?
Hey! No problem at all. That’s always such a hard question and as clichéd as it sounds I really struggle to pinpoint an exact genre because I really just feel and understand the sound I’m going for in myself. I know in my bio it say’s “indie-pop” and I think that’s a fair assessment! I would say myself that I’m just trying to make good quality, authentic pop music that people can both dance and relate to.

Can you narrow it down to a song, album or artist that inspired you to start writing music?
I was a huge Nirvana fan growing up and they were definitely a big part of why I wanted to make music. I couldn’t believe how connected I felt to the songs and I became enamored with the idea of making people feel that way through my own music. Being surrounded mainly by rock music growing up I was really inspired by how catchy and accessible Nirvana’s songs were whilst still being heavy and Raw, thats how my passion for pop music started I think, funnily enough.

What influences your music that we wouldn’t expect?
I can be kind of a manic person emotionally and I think that comes with the territory of being creative. The highs are high and the lows are low, and that’s not a bad thing at all when you have a perspective on it. Sometimes I’m walking down the road feeling a bit deflated and defeated and I see something as simple as a beautiful tree, someone smiling or even just think about a place I love and I’m filled with this inexplicable joy and excitement and all these ideas come rushing and flowing into my head! Im basically just trying to bottle that feeling and pass it around.

What can you tell us something about yourself that our readers might not know already?
I’m a fairly simple person outside of making music to be honest! I love nature and I’m so inspired by the world we live in. I really believe that we are all connected to one another and to the earth and I try and keep an emphasis on that within my music.

What’s next and on the horizon for Tadhg Daly?
I’m dropping my second track before the end of the year which I’m super excited about! Lots of things lined up for next year which hopefully we can have another chat about closer to the time! I just want to keep making music and growing as an artist and as a person, we’ll see what happens from there.

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