Bitch Falcon give us their new track ‘Of Heart’, a Nialler9 favourite. Fans will recognise this one as a stand out from live shows giving a slow dirge of rock that creeps across its running time menacingly.
Paddy Hanna’s father’s illness lead him to write a song inspired by American singer Mario Lanza. A very upbeat and joyful track with an underlining sorrowful tone as it reflects his emotions relating to a illness that left his father in a coma for two weeks.
Sligo producers Brame & Hamo are back two years on from their last release with a new 3 track EP. ‘Hurt You’ off the new EP is a hard-hitting track with trance flavours and vocal samples that deliver a deeper tone in comparison to their earlier work.
Galway electronic pop artist Laoise’s new track is deeply atmospheric and shows off her powerfully haunting vocals. Laoise continues to develop her visual aesthetic too via the new video by Christian Tierney.
Nefera- I Dare You
Egyptian/Irish R&B artist Nefera third single ‘I Dare You’ has a catchy beat with soulful vocals. You may find yourself singing along to this one after a few listens.
Sonja Sleator- Mia
Belfast-based singer-songwriter Sonja Sleator reminds me of a Irish version of Courtney Barnett. This song has a very catchy upbeat melody with narrative lyrics about the titular character.
Darce – Valhalla ft Eve Clague
Alt-hip-hop rapper Darce has teamed up with fellow Cork native Eve Clague on a track that captures the essence of youthful antics in rural Ireland with backing vocals that enhance the song’s emotion.
New Portals – Chasing Shade
The prolific Belfast couple Ruth and Michael Aicken are back with new track ‘Chasing Shade’. They say: “it’s a song we wrote about that one person we all know who is just happy with their lives no matter what happens. We’re off busying ourselves, trying to make the world a better place or build a better or more fulfilling future for ourselves and some people are just happy to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. This song is about how envious we are of those people and how we wish we could just get away from the compulsions that drive us.”
Two years on from their last release, Sligo house duo Brame & Hamo are back with a new EP – Trants.
The Berlin-based producers have previously released on labels like Dirt Crew and Heist but here, they are self-releasing on their own label.
Trants, say it out loud with an Irish accent and it sounds like ‘Trance’. The three tracks on the new EP feature a mix of bleeping techno, dusty drums, percussion, trance flavours and sax and vocal samples on the hard-hitting ‘Hurt You’ that deliver a deeper tone in comparison to their earlier work. The release is on Bandcamp.
After the announcement of Forbidden Fruit night earlier this week, the city festival has announced new names for the June Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.
Leftfield DJ Set
Detroit Swindle B2B Gerd Janson
White Collar Boy
Brame & Hamo
Hidden Agenda DJs
Bruce Willis DJs
Hidden Flux Djs
Day tickets for Forbidden Fruit are priced €59.50 including booking fee through Ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide. Weekend tickets are priced at €119.00\
An album song gets a great rework and a new lease of life.
Last year’s Electric Picnic mixtape kicked off with a track from one of my favourite bands Hundred Waters. ‘Show Me Love’ is a short piece of music that kicks off their second album The Moon Rang Like A Bell. It was later given a solo version by singer Nicole Miglis.
Hundred Waters released their music on Skrillex’s OWSLA label so a remix from him isn’t a huge surprise. What is, is that he brought together Chance The Rapper, Robin Hannibal of Rhye & Moses Sumney in on the act too and made a video featuring most of them. You can get the track for download at ShowMe.Love. This is Skrillex at his most tasteful, drawing the best of the source material and collaborators and weaving it with the band’s involvement.
Chicago band announce debut album on Secret Canadian with another earworm.
Whitney introduced themselves to the world with ‘No Woman’, a track that furrows a way into your subconscious with a meandering orchestral country folk style.
The band’s debut album, Light Upon the Lake is due out June 3rd on Secretly Canadian and post-SXSW, Whitney have shared ‘Golden Days’, a more upbeat falsetto classic rock track that falls somewhere between the two main members associated bands – Max Kakacek (ex-Smith Westerns) and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra).
The Parish Rumours EP is co-written by the pair and features three tracks – the title, a sturdy house shaker; ‘Ghetto For You’, a funk soul and horns-percussive house groove and ‘Hot Shot’, which is more on a warm jazzy dance mode. Three impressive club tracks from two lads who continue to be ones to keep an eye on (they’ve a new EP next month on Dirt Crew).