“sensational…the physical embodiment of star quality and frightening potential” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“this Trondheim-raised artist will definitely be clearing her own path soon enough” – NYLON
“her voice seems seasoned, and softly stretches over synths, the two resonating in a surprising, altogether pleasing way” – INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
“Childhood Dreams” is that feel-good track that will get you going” – PIGEONS & PLANES
“If anything’s going to confirm her status as a ‘Next Big Thing’, it’s her irresistible new single ‘Childhood Dreams’.” – JAJAJA
Trondheim-raised, and now Oslo based ARY (real name Ariadne Loinsworth) has been carefully plotting her career path for the past 12 months or so. Debut single ‘Higher’ was released via prestigious electronic label Eskimo Recordings in 2015 and was quickly A-listed by NRK P3 in Norway. That collaboration with fellow Norwegian producer and artist Carl Louis proved to be a fruitful one, with their follow up effort together, ‘Telescope’, following a similar trajectory to the P3 A-list.
Ary followed this early success in her home country with ‘Childhood Dreams’, an impressive, and exciting step forward that undoubtedly held the potential to break through to an international audience. Lyrically the track deals with ARY’s thoughts on her own development as an artist; how she’s grown as a songwriter and performer. Speaking a little more on the lyrical themes of the new single she said: “The song represents the balance between love, safety and ambition. How I remembered looking back to my childhood dreams, and comparing my expectations to my reality.”
After only a year of creating music alone, ARY has definitely found her own space amidst the vast, potentially daunting landscape of electronic pop – with her alluring voice thriving in a backdrop of booming beats and gripping synths. With her roots not only in Norway – her family ties to Trinidad “The Rainbow Island” – draw yet another exotic element to her music, only adding to her extensive palette of inspiration.
As well as writing and performing her own music, she has also developed into a highly skilled producer. Having already been tipped for success by Spotify, Interview Magazine, NYLON, The Line Of Best Fit, The 405 and more – 2017 looks set to be an incredibly exciting year for young ARY.
In a recent vote to select a top ten “Ones To Watch”, a group of 38 Norwegian insiders comprised of tastemakers, festival bookers and music journalists were unanimous in their praise; they all agreed ARY is the most promising new artist to come out of Norway this year. Many foresee a bright future for her, and she might just be exactly what this industry needs.
Support from Kudu Blue
~ Girls & Boys with Mina Rose + Skinny Pelembe + Tertia May ~Thu 24th May 2018 8:00pm
~ Courts ~Fri 25th May 2018 7:30pm
~ Buffalo Boogie - Free Entry Bar Party! ~Fri 25th May 2018 8:00pm
~ Detroit Social Club ~Sat 26th May 2018 6:00pm
~ Get Busy! - Dancehall, Afrobeats & Soca ~Sat 26th May 2018 9:00pm
~ BUGGED OUT'S LITTLE BUGGER - Robopop disco rave-up ~Sun 27th May 2018 9:00pm
~ Hoxton Ukulele Hootenanny ~Mon 28th May 2018 7:00pm
~ Knox Fortune ~Tue 29th May 2018 8:00pm
~ AKA George ~Wed 30th May 2018 8:00pm
~ Elle Watson ~Thu 31st May 2018 8:00pm