Unflinching, universal but utterly unique, SPIDER’s coming-of-age story started back in the Dublin suburb of Tallaght.
Raised in a Nigerian-Catholic household, she struggled to fit into the gender roles or social expectations of a first-generation immigrant family. Banned from going to gigs IRL, SPIDER instead found community online; running pop band stan accounts and, through her growing obsession with digital fan culture, witnessing the connective possibilities of making music in her own voice.
Drawn to the cathartic confessionals of early Halsey, the generational soundtracks of Lorde, or the left-field vibrancy of M.I.A, SPIDER moved to London aged 18 to forge a path in music. She felt compelled to produce her own work too, having quickly encountered the racial pigeonholing of male producers who took one look at her and assumed she’d be there to make R&B. Rather, SPIDER’s sonic web is something altogether weirder, assimilating threads of emo, electronica, bedroom pop and punk into her own misadventures of modern, genuinely-multicultural youth.