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Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Established on Jan, 2017
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"Aoibhín (NIMF) addresses bodily autonomy, personal freedom & anxiety on ‘My Choice’"

Aoibhín is a new 19-year-old musician and host of an Irish music show on Raidió na Life.

For her newest track ‘My Choice’ addresses the struggle of the personal and was inspired by the Repeal the 8th campaign.

In Aoibhín’s words:

The song mainly reflects being shut out by society, and the main inspiration for it was the incredible Repeal the 8th campaign. But, I also was inspired by my struggle with severe anxiety and depression linked to autism. I wanted to convey how it can feel to be so isolated.

-LINK TO VIDEO- - Nialler9

"Searchlight 2018 at The Button Factory"

Without further ado, I made it to the event as per my schedule, walking in to find NIMF mid-set. Bit of a bummer that, but I still got to see about half of their set at least so it was still very much enjoyable and a pleasure to finally see some of it played live. Their ‘Electro-Fantasy’ genre has had me hooked since first listen, and translating it to the live stage they did not disappoint. My eye was already drawn to watch their progress this year, and there it shall remain fixated. They played a few songs before closing on one of my favourite’s of theirs ‘Drifting’ from their 2016 EP ‘Don’t Look Down’. NIMF’s band line-up consists of Aoibhín Redmond on main vocals and keys, Oisin Redmond on bass, Connor Duignan on guitar and Joshua on drums. - The Merch Perch

"VIDEO PREMIERE: Aoibhín – ‘My Choice’"

19 year old Irish songwriter Aoibhín is in the midst of recording her first album, hosting a music show on Dublin’s Radio na Life, and filming moody ethereal music videos; the latest of which is for single ‘My Choice’. Along with her band, Aoibhín released her debut EP in October last year, and the accompanying videos received multiple award nominations from the likes of DISFMF and Los Angeles Cinefest.

Now working with the same director and crew for ‘My Choice’, Aoibhín has helped to create another dark and delicate visual to compliment her sound. Concealed by darkness and nature, Aoibhín sings her melancholy lyrics that reflect being shut out by society. The main inspiration for the song was the incredible Repeal the 8th campaign, a petition which calls upon the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland to allow women the right to access safe & legal abortion services. The songwriter was also inspired to write ‘My Choice’ to document her struggle with severe anxiety and depression linked to autism, and was keen to demonstrate how lonely and isolating this can be.

We’re impressed by Aoibhín’s strength and courage when it comes to writing about these issues, and even more impressed by her new video for ‘My Choice’. Watch it below. - Gigslutz UK


Aoibhin is a 19 year old singer/songwriter based in Dublin. She has just released the music video to her track 'My Choice', a song mainly reflecting on being shut out by society, with the main inspiration for it being the incredible Repeal the 8th (the pro-choice) campaign in Ireland.

Aoibhin says about the track, "I hope to spread the message and the feelings Irish women have about this issue internationally with my music video."

"I was also inspired by my struggle with severe anxiety and depression linked to autism. I wanted to convey how it can feel to be completely isolated" says Aoibhin about the track. - The OB Blog

"The Merch Perch 2017 Wrap Up"

Formerly putting out music as Aoibhín, their most recent song ‘Man on the Moon’ marked their distinct separation from that handle and invited us to join them on their new path as ‘NIMF’. Despite yet getting the opportunity to see them play live (But for real, get booked in Cork this year please!), this band has easily captured my attention moving forwards. Although released in 2016, Aoibhín’s EP ‘Don’t Look Down’ has been a source of much enjoyment for me thus far this year since first coming across her name. She hit a further strength again this year when she put out the compelling song ‘My Choice’ along with a brilliant music video, before moving on to release ‘Man on the Moon’ in November. Her incredibly distinctive vocals, the band’s fantastic musical arrangements, and unique, oft eerie vision in the storytelling of the music videos they put out combine to keep me very much intrigued to follow in the steps wherever this journey they take us on is headed. - The Merch Perch


Starting off the night was the neophyte from Arklow, Aoibhín Redmond who was supported by her brother Oisín playing bass. Aoibhín is such a fragile looking thing that it completely knocks you off balance when she opens her mouth and then drags her (willing) audience by the scruff of their collective necks to a place most of us only remember as a faded photograph of good times when we didn’t have a care in the world. Aoibhín informs our audience that she is to play in Los Angeles later in the year and to this writer, it seemed that her music would not veer a million miles from (name) a Quinten Tarantino movie. Outstanding stuff! Fresh and carefree! A performance full of confidence and authority. - Vocal Academy

"Interview: Aoibhín"

In an exclusive interview with singer songwriter Aoibhín from Co. Wicklow, she shares with us her recent and future musical endeavours and talks about her favourite musicians and where she draws her inspiration from.

Your song ‘Drifting’ is bursting with melody and is highly original. When did you start writing songs?
I think I’ve been writing songs to myself all my life to help express my feelings. I only really gained the confidence last summer to start sharing my songwriting to my family and friends, who strongly encouraged me to follow my dreams after winning a songwriting competition with the first full song I wrote! This was also the same time myself and my brother Oisín started performing together after we won a busking competition!

Earlier this month you released a music video for your new song ‘Rose’, this happens to be the third music video you have released. I believe this video was filmed in America? How did you go about making the video and why America?
My friend Alexander Kuribayashi happens to be a writer and a cinematographer, and Oisín’s partner has American family members in the same area; so we decided to make the trip over there and while we were there make music videos for our upcoming EP! Our fourth one, ‘Distant’ is now released on YouTube as well! It was a fantastic experience as the locations were all so different and beautiful, we had a low budget and just used as much creativity as possible to make some fun, enjoyable videos to match the fun we had in the studio recording them!

Your upcoming EP, ”Don’t Look Down” will be released in October. Can you describe the recording process of this EP and what it was like being in the studio?
We decided to record in Orchard Recording Studios, based in Enniscorthy. I was accepted into a free music course the studios put forward for teenagers each year called ”Room to Record” in which to learn more about studio engineering and live sound. I had so much fun at the course we thought it’d be great to record an EP there! Being in studio is always so much fun for myself and Oisín, it’s a time where we can listen back to ourselves and layer over what we’ve done to include harmonies and other interesting snippets, which we both always have great fun with messing around!

The title for this EP is ”Don’t Look Down” and it’s quite an unusual one. It’s as if you’re standing on a great height and whispering to yourself “whatever you do, just don’t look down!” So it strikes me as maybe having something to do with conquering fears? Can you tell us what the meaning behind this title is and what made you decide on it.
The initial phrase ”Don’t Look Down” comes from my song, Drifting, which is all about being positive and taking an adventure away from home for the first time. It’s definitely meant in a positive way and an encouragement to conquer your fear and step out of your comfort zone, which is what I had to do when I decided I wanted to perform gigs and record the EP! That’s why we thought it’d be a great name for the EP, because it’s a reflection of how much my brother and I have grown over the past year since we started doing so many gigs!

You’ve played quite a lot of gigs so far. What was your favourite venue that you played in?
Over the summer we were playing a gig basically every night in an array of venues! One of my favourite venues was definitely playing in The Avenue in Temple Bar or in the Whelans Ones To Watch Festival! We also really enjoyed playing in The Workman’s Club for the Funzo Showcase, and we can’t wait to headline our EP release there on October 6th!

What is your favourite aspect of playing live? And do you ever get nervous before a show?
My favourite aspect is definitely the exhilaration and performance aspect of it! I love telling my story to an audience and connecting with new people! I used to get extremely nervous before every show, but I’ve learned with practice and being special guests in almost every session in Dublin that the nerves become easier and easier to handle!

Writing songs can be a tricky craft to master, where do you draw your inspiration from?
From a young age I grew up listening to the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Blondie, Motorhead and Rush. A mixture of hard rock and flower power encouraged me to listen to a huge variety of music as I grew older and I definitely draw inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Aimee Mann and Kate Bush!

As a singer songwriter, you seem to be pretty attached to your acoustic guitar. When did you start playing the guitar and do you play any other instruments?
I started playing the guitar when I was around 13, I began to learn musical theory myself on the piano but my main instrument is for sure my guitar! I recently started playing the Guitalele, a mixture of a guitar and a ukelele so I could bring it to America for our gigs! It’s really fun to learn new instruments and have a challenge!

What type of music do you find yourself listening to regularly? And who would be your favourite artist/band?
I listen to as many different artists as possible on a regular basis! I never want to limit myself to one style, but recently I’ve found myself listening to the likes of Neil Young and Black Sabbath a lot ! I can never decide on a favourite artist because there’s so many I like! If I had to narrow it down it’d be the likes of The Gorillaz, Marina and The Diamonds, Lily Allen and David Bowie!

You have had a lot of exciting things happening this year from recording an EP to filming music videos, can you tell us what you have planned for next year?
I start studying Songwriting Professional Musicianship in BIMM this September! On top of that we are releasing our EP on October 6th, we are also working on a secret project right now for September! We have a lot of gigs coming up and I update my social media regularly so be sure to check it out! - PURE M


What I remember most about the night of Aoibhín’s (a beautiful ethereal Irish name pronounced Eeveen) launch gig for her debut EP ‘Don’t Look Down’, was – having just rushed over from the red wine pre-recital reception and concert launch of spoken word artist Daniel Wade’s album – the wonderful contrast of arriving into the informality of the Vintage Room in The Workman’s Club – being spontaneously handed a guitar to play a few support tunes when the support band were late turning up – and the sheer fun atmosphere with balloons with lights hidden inside them being bounced around the room all night and with people barn-dansing around the floor no matter what the music – and then there was the stunning effortlessness of Aoibhín’s performance with her brother Oisin’s happy bouncy acoustic bass line accompaniment, seamlessly playing their darkly cool retro vibed songs while everyone soaked it up with a smile – It was just a great climax to a great evening!

It’s been said before that Aoibhín is a bit like Blondie crossed with Joy Division – and while there’s a cool element of truth to this going on – and there’s no mistaking the punky vibe and sharply melodic vocal delivery and of course the hair, plus the gothic tinged sparseness conjuring up that seminal eighties cult band – but when I closed my eyes and listened to the first track ‘Drifting’ -and this is how I recommend people listen to this – it was the quirky cadences of that beautiful Pixie’s offshoot band The Breeders, fronted by Pixies bassist Kim Deal – that immediately sprung to my mind.

Also there is such a dreamy quality to this – “Drifting in an ocean of clouds – Don’t look Down” – so she has us floating up there alongside her not daring to look down…

It’s great to be listening to a debut EP of this quality – this is retro made modern – it’s like being there at birth of an artist and start of a journey that you know is going to be cool and fruitful…

‘Rose’ keeps that joy crossed with darker retro atmosphere going, curiosity piquing and ending in effortless whispers – ‘Distant’ is a thing of sculpted beauty, with tinges of the Cranberries at their best – these are songs that just don’t want to end -short songs that you keep wishing were longer…

The last two songs make this EP stand out even stronger – collaborations with Irish/Spanish artist Peter M Smith – they really add to what’s gone before, especially in the catchy lyrics department.

’I want to live in Norway’ had me immediately thinking of Morrissey and especially reminiscent of the time he did a cover of The Jam’s, That’s Entertainment, with its distinctive guitar strums – there’s a lovely yearning feel to it and then ‘The Importance of being Ginger’ is another catchy hypnotic number that just won’t get out of your head, some shades of Sinead O’Connor here too …

”He would be so pretty if he wasn’t oh so ginger, if he was not prone to mood swings like his mother, who would be so very pretty, if she wasn’t tired and bitter, if she wasn’t prone to mood swings, like all gingers…”

(This one had me smiling and remembering our Crooked Karma ‘Redhead’ song too – that’s the great thing about being Editor/Reviewer –in-chief here , I get to slip in some self-promotion whenever I want to…lol!) - Blog De Los Muertos

"I Want To Live in Norway Review"

Arklow based artist Aoibhín Redmond has long had a passion for performing, but it was only in more recent times that she decided to start assembling songs of her own. Backed up by her brother Oisín’s bass skills, the industrious singer has quickly become a familiar fixture on the open mic scene around Ireland, winning audiences over on stage at the likes of Sin É, The Mezz and Musibar.

She’s also managed to make waves in the media by infiltrating the airwaves of a number of national radio stations, as well as contributing to the iTunes chart-topping charity track “twitterxmassingle”. Now she’s hoping to repeat her past success by releasing a brand new composition called “I Want to Live in Norway” on July 8th.

Taken from her upcoming inaugural EP, it gets going with gleeful guitars before a sunny serenade steps in to entice in the stanza. The riffs maintain a rapid rhythm underneath the rosy refrain, uplifting with their upbeat attitude through to an incredibly colourful chorus. There’s a fantastically vivacious vibe surrounding it all as the vibrant vocals continue to captivate across cordial instrumentation during the sanguine second minute.

The music and melody remain wonderfully warm and welcoming right up until the enlivening last moments, resulting in a quick and compelling combination of pop, rock and folk that’s guaranteed to turn even the most pronounced of frowns upside down. Be sure to scroll down to investigate the video for yourself. It might just make your day if you do. - PURE M


Still working on that hot first release.



Electrofantasy act NIMF (formally Aoibhin) are winners of Pure M Best Newcomer. Their most recent release, My Choice, premiered on Niallar9 and Gigslutz UK, adding up to over 10,000 views. Since, they've been lining up gigs in the likes of the Grand Social, the Button Factory, and BIMM Midnight Hour in Whelans. NIMF have numerous music releases lined up for 2018 with their new found dreamy electronic sound and story.


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Aoibhin: Synth, vocals. The Nimf herself, is 19 studying songwriting in BIMM after being advanced directly into 2nd year, and running a radio show on Raidio Na Life. Inspired by David Bowie, Kate Bush, James Blake, and more, she's known for her cartoon character likeness and experimental unorthodox songs and performances. Often her ensemble is correlated with a wacky retro whippersnapper, puzzling and perplexing her cronies.




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