Deirdre, the musical alias of Joakim Johnsen, is a Copenhagen-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Drawing influence from 90’s slacker-rock, emo, grunge and shoegaze combined with a contemporary – experimental, layered and electronically manipulated – take on folk-rock/singer-songwriter, Deirdre (named after a tragic heroine in Irish folklore) creates boundary-pushing, melodic and intimate modern indie rock for the present day. With a warm and confessional – yet sometimes slightly absurdist, wry and detached – tone of voice, Johnsen’s lyrics offer unfiltered and immediate everyday observations comprising unique personal perspectives on otherwise familiar feelings such as longing, loneliness and doubt. Inspired by the likes of Elliott Smith, Alex G, Built to Spill and Elvis Depressedly, Deirdre’s debut-album, “Heart Work,” is set to be released November 2023 on Pink Cotton Candy Records. Definitely an emerging artist to watch from the thriving Danish alt-rock scene!