Overcoats, that is Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell left an impression on the Dublin music scene with their harmonious folk music two summers ago.

Since then, the former college roomies have been writing, recording and playing live, and now there is a debut album called Young to be released on Arts & Crafts label (home to Broken Social Scene among others) on April 21st.

‘Hold Me Close’ is the lead single from the album which features co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors) and Autre Ne Veut. It’s a song that gets to the essence of their appeal, built on a close harmonic kinship and imaginative arrangements.

The album will feature new versions of previously released songs.

Overcoats are on a US tour in support of Tennis this Spring, with European tour dates coming soon.

Young Tracklisting:

1. Father
2. Smaller Than My Mother
3. 23
4. Leave The Light On
5. Hold Me Close
6. The Fog
7. Walk On
8. Little Memory
9. Siren
10. Nighttime Hunger
11. Kai’s Song
12. Mother

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Flume
Aussie producer Flume is releasing a deluxe version of his popular debut album featuring a mixtape with versions of the tracks with collaborators like Freddie Gibbs, Twin Shadow, How To Dress Well, M.O.P. Killer Mike and more. There are nine tracks in total on the mixtape. The latest, ‘Space Cadet’ is like a proper three-way mashup between Flume, Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut and is the best of the three revealed so far, the others which feature Freddie Gibbs on ‘Holdin On’ and Stalley on ‘Intro’. Check them below:

Deluxe version is out November 11th.
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Posted on November 1st, 2013

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Podcast artwork by 400 Facts. Podcast artwork by 400 Facts.

Just in time for Summah, it’s the latest podcast featuring a solo run from me (Aoife is a bizzy lady at the moment). 14 songs taken from recent and greatest releases this year and beyond.

Tracklist

Posted on June 16th, 2013

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Photo by James Goulden.

Photo by James Goulden.

…and some not so good ones ones.

When I’m asked why I go to Austin for South By Southwest, the answer is basically: to see as many new bands as possible. The festival features over 2000 bands playing over 10 days so I try take in as much as I can. You can see/read myself, Una Mullally, Finian Murphy and 45 Sound’s SXSW coverage over at Red Bull Ireland including some video interviews and sessions.And pick up Day & Night on Friday for an interview from SXSW with Little Green Cars from myself. On with the good stuff…

The 20 best bands I saw at SXSW 2013 →

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Posted on March 21st, 2013

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autrevalentina

The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook

Valentina

You may recognise Valentina’s voice from last year’s Two Door Cinema Club song The World is Watching or Joe Goddard’s 2011 club hit Gabriel. The Italian/English singer’s debut single on the Greco-Roman label, Wolves, marks the singer’s step into the spotlight with a slow-burning vaporous orchestral track.

Autre Ne Veut

‘Play by Play’ is a shimmering electro pop R&B track from Brooklyn’s Arthur Ashin that revels in its catharthic ’80s exalted chorus. The kind of song that could play on repeat for an hour and it’d still sound good. (album Anxiety now streaming)

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Posted on February 22nd, 2013

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