Crafting expansive, engulfing swathes of dreamy, brooding, synth-fuelled electronica Femmepop is quite the prolific artist. Having released a handful of albums and EPs, that demonstrate her tireless and constant creative progression, Margaret O’Sullivan has a vast, varied musical background and writes, records, produces and mixes her own work.
Having made the move from Ireland to South London, O’Sullivan’s newest release London sees a significant shift in her sound and approach, reflecting the inspirations she drew from her love for the city. Seeking “to capture all this grit and fire” that London encompasses for O’Sullivan, there’s a visceral, tangible quality to the sounds across the EP that very much capture this.
Of the release she expresses “It was born on my walks home through its nightlife. I felt so alive like I could burst looking out across the River Thames from the Southbank and these tunes flooded out. It also captures how all this Londoness is slowly disappearing through gentrification and how I feel this amazing city may lose all its uniqueness through years of a greed obsessed government”. On London Femmepop offers a pertinent and personal sonic encapsulation of the city’s ever-changing landscape.
We caught up with Femmepop to find out a little more about her ahead of her London EP release tomorrow.
Three words to describe my music
Original, Evolving, Untaught
Last photo on your phone…
A quote I saw ‘The head down and keep going, keep going, keep going to fuck.’
Favourite instagram account…
There are quite a few I like to check in on…one of them being ‘itspeteski’. Some of the stuff is hilarious. I also like quite a few art based accounts.
The best venue I’ve played…
Hands down, Urban Spree Berlin.
My favourite meal to cook…
I hate cooking so prefer to have it cooked for me or to eat out! I do make an awesome salad though.
My Favourite word….
Femmepop, so much so, I have it tattooed on my arm!
If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
To be able to speak any language in the world while able to turn invisible.