Siights is a new duo formed by Toni Etherson and Mia Fitz, the former a chart songwriter from Scotland and the latter, a musician from Dublin who has played live with Hozier for the last two years.
The pair decamped to LA recently to work on music together for other artists but and what they concocted is a pop-spun mix of electronic, funk and disco music for themselves with Fitz playing all the instruments on their debut single ‘Dance’.
Check out the video made in LA, centred around self-expression.
Yep, such is the leap in path of global popularity that Andrew Hozier-Byrne has been on in the last few years, that the first new song that arrives after his debut album is for a major Hollywood film The Legend Of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgård.
As you might expect for such a blockbuster, the song is a sweeping epic produced by Hozier’s production partner Rob Kirwan with big orchestral moments (recorded in Abbey Road), a grandiose guitar line throughout and Hozier ably holding his own amid the grand swell of it all.
“I was excited about the opportunity and the challenge of writing for this film project. After viewing an early edit, I was struck by the theme of endurance, and endurance of love through such a hostile environment. I wanted the song to be an intimate reassurance as spoken from one lover to another—one that might be issued in hardship or doubt’’
The Legend of Tarzan opens in Irish cinemas on July 6th. The soundtrack and the single is out now on iTunes and streaming services.
The 2FM Xmas Ball takes place in the 3Arena on Wednesday December 23rd and Hozier will headline the show which will also feature sets from Little Green Cars, Gavin James, The Riptide Movement, Ryan Sheridan and Hudson Taylor. It’s all in aid of The ISPCC – the national child protection and welfare charity in Ireland.
It will be hosted by 2fm presenters including Nicky Byrne & Jenny Greene, Eoghan McDermott, Bernard O’Shea, Jen Maguire and Keith Walsh, Tracy Clifford and more.
Tickets are €45+ on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster in shops and online but you can win tickets right here by entering below:
Other Voices will return to TV screens for its thirteenth season on RTÉ2 from Sunday April 12th at 10.50pm.
The thirteenth series as ever was filmed in Dingle and this year was co-presented by Aidan Gillen and Huw Stephens. You can read all about the filming and the performances from December in my dispatches.
Look out for favourites Young Fathers, All We Are, Jessie Ware, Rusangano Family and Ibeyi in there.
Episode 1 – April 12th
All We Are
Cloud Castle Lake
From the archives Anna Calvi
Episode 2 – April 19th
From the archives John Grant & Conor O’ Brien
Episode 3 – April 26th
Walking On Cars
Join Me in the Pines
Booka Brass Band
From the archives James Vincent McMorrow
Episode 4 – May 3rd
The Lost Brothers
Kormac’s Big Band
From the archives The National
Episode 5 – May 10th
Melanie De Biasio
Staring at Lakes
From the archives East India Youth
Episode 6 – May 17th
Buke & Gase
From the archive: The XX