Is minic gurb í an eagla máthair an mhisnigh - Fear is often the mother of courage.
mokusla is the musical alter ego of the Irish visual artist Lou Rowland. A name inspired by the Irish phrase ‘Mo Chuisle’ meaning my pulse, my darling.
The Glasgow-based queer artist writes, produces & sings, inviting you into her ethereal and haunting world. mokusla’s music invokes a dream-like feeling, blending dream-pop, traditional folk and electronic elements. Her practice is vast and multi-disciplined across visual, audio & written work.
Since the release of her debut EP 'you don't know what you're missing' in October 2022, her songs have been featured on BBC Introducing Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, local radio stations Nialler9's Best New Irish Playlist. Over the past year, mokusla has played in The Rum Shack, The Old Hairdressers, with Sofar Sounds and will support MAKLA in The Hug & Pint on November 11th.
mokusla was recently awarded the PRS x Hen Hoose Mentorship and is currently working on a new project.
'It's captivating, dream-like and completely transported me into a whole different world"
- Phoebe Inglis-Holmes, BBC Introducing
11th May, Supporting Ripley, Slay Glasgow, 2023
31st March, Creative Mornings, Glasgow, 2023
6th March, Sofar Sounds Glasgow, 2023
27th December, All My Friends, Donegal, 2022
4th December, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, 2022