Danger Doom’s The Mouse and The Mask, the 2005 collaborative album between MF Doom and producer Danger Mouse is getting a reissue in a 3-LP deluxe format. I wrote about it 11 years ago. I’m old. The original album was a successful collaboration which weaved interludes and inspiration from Adult Swim TV show characters like… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2017

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Autre Monde are a new band formed from a lot of Dublin-based indie pop bands associated with Popical Island, which is currently in hibernation mode. Featuring Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester on guitar (Ginnels), Padraig Cooney on bass (Skelocrats, Tieranniesaur) and Eoghan O’Brien on drums (No Monster Club), their new band is inspired by… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2017

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‘Go Up’ is a Cat Power and Pharrell-featuring highlight from Cassius‘ recent Ibufornia album, along with ‘Action’ and the title track in particular. The video is a split screen play on image juxtaposition. The single had a remix package out late last year that included this rather ridiculously fun-buildup by Butch.

Posted on April 10th, 2017

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Formerly known as Discopunks, King Bones are a relatively new Dublin band with influences across classic songwriting and hall-of-fame influencers. For their debut single as King Bones, ‘Who’s Got The Drugs’ from their forthcoming debut EP, they’ve concocted a one-take video by Isaac Broe and Daa Munnis which perfectly accompanies the band’s synth punk funk… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2017

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Flying under our radar this month has been the announcement of the debut album from Dublin post-punk/indie trio Percolator. The trio, comprised of ex-members of Dae Kim and joined in 2012 by John ‘Spud’ Murphy of Guerrilla Studios, have been readying the record for the past few years concurrent to their extended-players. The result, entitled… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2017

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Producer, DJ and big band leader Kormac is back with a new single. ‘I Believe’ is a whopping track that features the foundations of Kormac’ established sound of jazz and gospel samples. This time around, it feels like a new vitality and verve at play in the production too. The song has definitely been roadtested… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2017

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‘Awake Me’ from the Donegal singer-songwriter Rosie Carney bravely addresses the fog of depression and anorexia that she felt for much of her life. This new solo piano and voice version from Carney strips back the instrumentation but still leaves the weight of the sentiment very much in the air. Stunning. Rosie performs at Nialler9… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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The hip-house trio of Bon Voyage, Brooklyn rapper Shamon Cassette and the two young producers from Finglas; in Dublin The Supreme and Gucci Cortez as the name suggests take their inspirations from ’90s house and hip-hop. Like last year’s ‘African Voices’ and their Hare Squead remix m the latest installment in the Nialler9 Mix Series,… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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My hometown of Newbridge has been accused of fishy activity, of an additive in the water, that has accelerated music growth from the town. In recent years, the likes of Super Extra Bonus Party, Mmoths, DJ Deece Adultrock, Mix & Fairbanks, Conor C, Phare, Lyttet, Cinema and more have made a name for themselves in… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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The Dublin singer-songwriter Elly D released her debut EP Rise of electro-pop leaning songwriting last year and played shows in Germany and across Ireland since. She is also the singer of the band The Riot Tapes. For her first material since that EP, ‘Lucky’ is that wrap up her most confident and memorable song yet… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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Check out this new Dublin-based singer-songwriter ZALI who dropped her debut single ‘Can’t Stop’ last week. The song is a sophisticated R&B pop tune from a new talent with production by Hong Kong producer L’Homie. It was recorded in London with vocal production and engineering by renowned Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Isra Lohata (Wizzy Wow)…. Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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Bitch Falcon released their new song ‘Syncope’ not but two days ago but they clearly don’t give a fuck as they’ve just released the video for the song also featuring a predominantly stun hun gang demonstrating how not to give a fuck in a showcase of general badarsery. They draw the line at stealing dogs,… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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Ahead of his forthcoming debut album Wild Alee, on April 21st, Eoin French aka Talos has previewed another song from it called ‘Contra’. The song is “about the idea of protecting something very fragile in the midst of a crisis, when the walls are falling down around you.” French has developed as a musician who… Read more »

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Dundalk-based indie-folk band Third Smoke have been developing their multi-vocal style on once-off singles and ‘Maybe In Time’ is another fine step in the right direction of the power-in-numbers style. It’s taken from a new EP out at the end of April and for the video for the song by Nathan Barlow, the band took… Read more »

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Dubliner Dec Lennon has made his name as the DJ and producer Krystal Klear drawing from disco, boogie and funk music at various points in his career. His latest releases are particularly inspired by New York’s dance clubs of the early 80s and in particular Larry Levan and the spirit of the Paradise Garage can… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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