Soft Boy Records came on my radar via a mixtape of beats featuring label founders Kojaque and Kean Kavanagh along with Wastefellow, Brame. Brién and Matt Finnegan. Their latest release introduces a new Dublin-based artist Henry Earnest, who has operated under the name Dr. Duloc and with the banf Ro Gang. ‘Good Day’ is a… Read more »

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

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Welcome back And So I Watch You From Afar. The Belfast band will release their fifth album The Endless Shimmering on 20th October 2017 through Sargent House. ‘A Slow Unfolding Of Wings’ is the first taste of that material and on the surface it harks back to the band’s earlier work, with the band guitarists… Read more »

Posted on August 21st, 2017

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Known as a DJ and producer, Robbie Kitt is marking himself apart from his well-known brother David of late with original tracks and a great Afro Edit on Orange Tree. His newest release is on All City’s new sublabel Pear focusing on house music and you can hear two of these Kaleidoscopic house tunes on… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Music from I Am The Cosmos, the electronic project of Ross Turner and Cian Murphy is always welcome around these parts. ‘Making Me Wait’ is the lead track from the duo’s forthcoming EP Nothing But Love, their first since the one-off 12″ ‘Letting It Go’ last year. The EP is released on Sligo label Art… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Wyvern Lingo superb’s new song ‘I Love You Sadie’ which addresses male realness now has video. Following the Wicklow trio’s acoustic video, here’s the full music video directed, edited and animated by the very talented Louise Gaffney (also of Come On Live Long) and the very talented DOP Albert Hooi, who recently directed this great… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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Peadar Kearney is the Kildare man behind the production moniker Phare and I’ve shared a number of his hypnotic dancefloor productions over the last year here including his recent 045 Recordings compilation track and his remix of Bantum. For the Higher EP, out next week on 045, Phare will release two originals and two remixes… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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Following the news that he had signed to Domino and the sharing of a song about the giant Irishman Charles Byrne, Seamus Fogarty has revealed a second song from his album The Curious Hand out October 6th. ‘Carlow Town’ recounts a night spent sleeping in a church in Carlow with Fogarty’s most immediate production yet… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 2017

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Here’s the first offering from a new Dublin-based artist Charlotte Headon. Headon is a relatively new recording artist with three songs on Soundcloud of soulful R&B with a minimal and laidback style. Newest track ‘Hold Tight’ is the most complete of the three and features beats by ntourage. It’s got a freestyle-vibe to it and… Read more »

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

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The presenter of long-running underground music show RnaG’s An Taobh Tuathail, Cian Ó Cíobháin has compiled a collection of music for mass consumption off the airwaves regularly over the last ten years, many of which have featured here in the past. Volume 8 of the series echoes the changes in music since its inception as… Read more »

Posted on August 1st, 2017

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Bantum’s mini-album Move from last year has spawned a series of solid remixes from Mix & Fairbanks and Phare and now, Daithí is the latest producer to tackle the Cork man’s track ‘Feel Your Rhythm’ with a fresh perspective. The Clareman takes the original’s feature guests Rusangano Family and Senita (Lakerama, Shookrah) and brings some… Read more »

Posted on August 1st, 2017

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Monaghan three-piece Sun.Set.Ships are an electronic live band with pop sensibilities who will follow up their debut single and EP with ‘D_lay’, which is out on Friday. The band suggest the song has elements of the xx and The Police but I reckon the track is less tied to obvious influences – moving between Balaeric… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2017

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Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly’s This Ain’t No Disco online music show has returned for a third episode and the 50 minute show features Brigid Mae Power, Rusangano Family, Lankum, Peter Broderick, Lisa O’Neill & RSAG. Peat and Lisa O’Neill duet on Irish traditional singer Margaret Barry’s song Factory Girl. Press play up top. First… Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2017

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Last October, former Halfset members Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell returned to music under the name Mount Alaska. The duo have a long-standing friendship (having met each other the week McDonnell moved to Dublin in 1994) and Mount Alaska allows the pair to indulge in a fully electronic recording process using analogue synths and equipment…. Read more »

Posted on July 31st, 2017

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The Dublin-based musician and producer Djamel Medjy aka neonfrench, has appeared with a full album called half-caste of electronic explorations. With a background in mixing and production, Medjy spent some time in Berlin dealing with depression and bipolar disorder. His music is a release to him (along with running and martial arts) and back in… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2017

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