"Raw and honest songwriting" - XS Noise
Sonja Sleator has established herself as one of Northern Ireland’s most recognisable singer/songwriters. Her personal and engaging songs have led to appearances on local radio, television and at festivals including Hard Working Class Heroes. Her EP, ADAMS, released in 2017, has been described as “one of the best releases of the year” by Dublin 98FM’s John Barker. Lead single, Calla, received radio play on Dublin 98FM, Near FM Sessions, Downtown Radio and Q Radio. In 2018, Sonja released Ghost, the first single off a new EP titled Violent Strawberry. It achieved airplay across three continents, while second single 'Goodbye' featured in Hotpress Magazine, XS Noise, Chordblossom and BBC Radio Ulster. The Violent Strawberry EP was released to critical acclaim and will be followed by a series of singles through 2019/2020.
Hotpress - "While her melodies are rootsy and simple, she is a great storyteller - drawing audiences in with lyrics about drunken crises and boyfriends 'who pissed off to London'."
Nialler9 – “catchy upbeat melody with narrative lyrics…”
GiggingNI – “The raw emotion throughout is hard to deny and immediately sucks you in.”
John Barker, Totally Irish 98 - "One of the best releases of the year."
XS NOIZE - "Raw, honest songwriting."
Rocking Magpie - "There’s something very special about Sonja Sleator"