Bodies is a music project by David Anthony Mc Geown with an album called Drench on the way.

The project’s brooding first song ‘Nightmoves’ for which you can see the Eddie Jackson-starring (Game Of Thrones) video below.

I’m interested in the remix by Kobina (Check his Sentinel Island EP ) of ‘Nightmoves’, which lends the song a layered electronic style.

Posted on December 9th, 2016

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The Dublin-based producer Sean Arthur, aka Kobina has an output to date that has moved between electronic subgenres from beat productions to post-dubstep to R&B influences to ambience.

After the release of his debut EP Home in 2014, Kobina collaborated with Blooms on ‘Touch’ that suggested further textures.

His latest extended play release, Sentinel Island is the result of Arthur toiling and creating 200 tracks in 18 months and whittling them down to a five-track release.

Each song Arthur says represents “a significant relationship in my life and touches upon the solitude or isolation that you can find in another person or people.” The EP was made mostly at night, which isn’t surprising given the ambient roomy headspace it operates from.

Blooms also appears on ‘Golden’ , a pitched-downtempo track which features lyrics written by Arthur.

The EP is being released this Friday May 6th on new Dublin label Fido Sound (founded by Kobina and Daire Carolan).

The artwork is an illustration of a photograph of Arthur and his father by the artist Peter Doyle

Kobina Sentinel Island track listing

1) Big Heart
2) Watching You
3) Aviary
4) Golden feat. Blooms
5) Saw Her Go

Posted on May 4th, 2016

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Having played her first ever gig last week in London, the Dublin singer Louise Cunnane, Blooms, has dropped ‘Fall’ a track that might be her best yet.

Production comes from Kobina and Gil Lewis, and the song’s whirring synth, glassy percussion and sparse guitar is a suitable backdrop for Blooms’ most hopeful vocal of her short career so far.

In other news, Blooms’ first Irish gig will be supporting Patti Smith in RHK.

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

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See the last page for a Soundcloud playlist of all the tracks.


1. Jape – ‘Breath Of Life’

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A standout from Richie Egan’s fifth just-released album.

Richie Egan’s This Chemical Sea is a collection of serene electronic songcraft, aligning songwriting, sonics and production into one cohesive release. ‘Breath Of Life’, which Egan says is the most personal track on the album.

I wrote it just after my mother fell ill and it makes me feel more connected to her – it’s a musical love poem to her. The piano line at the end is one of my favourite pieces I’ve played. I remember I just sat at the keyboard and let the melody come. Now, whenever I hear it, I think of her.


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  • Posted on January 26th, 2015

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    A few months back, Louise Cunnane aka Blooms teamed up with Kobin on a track called “Touch’. Her debut EP was produced by Sacred Animals but this new track ‘Guilty’ didn’t make the cut that time around.

    The song is a gentle meander: icy and atmospheric, whispering rather than roaring. It’s a free download.

    Blooms plays her debut show in February in London.

    Posted on November 27th, 2014

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    Hard Working Class Heroes today unveiled 100+ artists who will play the festival’s 12th year in Dublin from Thursday October 2nd – Sunday October 4th. This year the festival is sponsored by HMV Ireland and as is now established will feature a conference taking in mentoring, panels, advice and involvement from the tech space.

    500 bands applied for the festival this year and they were judged by music people at home and abroad (including me).

    Here is the list of bands that will play this year. Deeper delving into the lineup will commence here in September.

    The bands

    A Lazarus Soul
    Acrobat
    Affleck
    Arborist
    Atriums
    Benihana
    Benny smiles
    Brian Casey
    Buffalo Sunn
    Buffalo Woman
    Carriages
    Carried By Waves
    Cfit
    Ciaran Lavery
    Cloud Castle Lake
    Clu
    Codai
    Color Sound
    Columbia Mills
    Conor Walsh
    Contour
    Deaf Joe
    Dear Desert
    Death In The Sickroom
    Dogs
    Dott
    DVO Marvell
    Eamon bode
    Elaine Mai
    Elastic Sleep
    Elephant
    Eoin Dolan
    Fallen Rule
    Floor Staff
    Florence Olivier
    Frankenstein Bolts
    Galants
    Ghost Estates
    God Knows + mynameisjOhn
    Grim
    Hags
    Hare Squead
    Hauer
    Hawk
    His New Atlas
    Hugh Hick
    I have a tribe
    I’m Your Vinyl
    Imploded View
    Jet Setter
    Kobina
    Kormac
    little xs for eyes
    Liza Flume
    Low Sea
    Maija Sofia
    Maud in Cahoots
    Me & My Dog
    Me Auld Flower
    Meltybrains?
    Mere Moths
    MKAI
    moossmann
    Myles Manley
    Neon Atlas
    Old Hannah
    Otherkin
    Paddy Hanna
    Participant
    Planet Parade
    Princess
    Red Queen Contest
    Replete
    Satori Je
    Silences
    Sisters
    Skelocrats
    Sleep Mc Evox
    Somerville
    Spies
    Subplots
    Tell No Foxx
    The Academic
    The Bedroom
    The Black Sea Fleet
    The Boxing Plot
    The Clameens
    The Debutantes
    The Hard Ground
    The Late David Turpin
    The Loafing Heroes
    The Magpies
    The Pale
    The Run Ons
    The Shaker Hymn
    The Statics
    The Vincent(s)
    Tino Ras
    Val Normal
    Vann Music
    Voids
    Walpurgis Family
    Wild Promises
    Yes Cadets

    Venues

    The Button Factory, The Workmans Club, The Mercantile, The Twisted Pepper, Bad Bobs, The Grand Social, Meeting House Square.

    Tickets

    Weekend Tickets €45 + fees, Nightly Tickets €20
    http://entertainment.ie/hwch14.

    HWCH is also supported by The Arts Council, Failte Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the NDRC.

    Posted on August 13th, 2014

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    Louise Cunnane recently released a fine EP of ambient R&B electronic EP in collaboration with Sacred Animals under the name Blooms.

    Dublin lad Sean Arthur has also released recently an EP, called AHome of Post-dubstep/2-step, R&B samples and ambient synth beats under the name Kobina.

    Here, the pair team up for a watery ambient electronic track that relies on textures over vocals. Free download.

    Posted on August 12th, 2014

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    Dublin producer Sean Arthur aka Kobina hasn’t been around long but his expressed methods of working in a place “between 2-step, R&B and beat music” has worked well for him thus far in his short year producing.

    The Ahome EP is his first release (on First Second label) and features four tracks that push those aforementioned characteristics with post-dubstep/2-step vibes, chopped and screwed R&B samples and ambient synth beats. “Theme music for the after-hours of clubs and the hazed walk home,” as Arthur calls it himself.

    There’s also a fine Cillo remix:

    Posted on February 19th, 2014

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