Slow Place Like Home have gone from Keith Mannion’s bedroom electronic project in Donegal to a fully-fledged live three-piece. As part of the transition phase, he reworked his debut album Romolo and released ‘Tiger Lilly’ as a new single around this time last year. ‘When I See You… Ice Cream!’ is the band’s new single… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2017

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The East London duo AGE, made up of Lucan-born Jenny Cosgrave and Australian Gavin Dwight formed last year in Hackney and call themselves an “indie electronic partnership.” They previously played in Good Dangers. AGE have been working with producer Paddy Baird (his bro is in Two Door Cinema Club), Russ Fawcus (Wild Beasts, Noah and… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2017

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Quinton Campbell is one of the more interesting and talented dancefloor producers to have emerged from the Dublin scene of late. For me, it began with ‘FM Patterns’, a nine-minute bleeping synth track that set him part from the pack and ended up on my Irish songs of the year list. A winner of 2016’s… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2017

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Rusangano Family have debuted the Bob Gallagher-directed video shot in Clare for new single ‘I Know You Know’ which addresses mental health and features Rusangano Family, Naoise Roo, Linda O’Connor, Sarah Joy McDermott, Eamonn Elliot, Elaine Mai, Sam Burton, Lisa O’Flynn, Kate O’Shea, David MacNamara, Aoife O’Donoghue and Eavan Brennan. “The track is about how… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2017

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It’s been some ride for Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson, the Belfast lads who started a blog 10 years ago and over time became one of the most in-demand dance duos in Europe with the precision-made percussive electronic tracks. They’ve slayed the festivals and gigs and had two songs of the summer so far. Most… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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Modern Irish traditionalists Ensemble Ériu have released some superb music that moves between trad and contemporary in recent years. For their forthcoming album, Stargazer, the band were commissioned to write the release based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats by the Model arts centre in Sligo in 2014. It was recorded at the same… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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Dublin singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty last month gave us a song about “Dublin, Club Lemon and feeling sorry for yourself,” in ‘Fizzy’. Now, the Pips EP, from which that song is taken from has been released and features five tracks. ‘Alternator’ is an understated atmospheric full band cut, ‘Hives’ is a song Nutty wrote for her… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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After contributing to a worthy compilation along with Mac DeMarco and Oh Boland last week, Dublin indie-rockers Squarehead have returned with their first new single since 2013’s Respect album. ‘Waves’ is a positive track taken from a forthcoming album and comes with a video by Luke Byrne featuring some rollerskating and the band playing in… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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Phare’s newest song ‘Safer Place’ features fellow Kildare man Adultrock (and Lumo boy Gavin Elsted) on vocals. The track has a John Talabot-esque dynamic in its pacing and subtle dancefloor construction. Get the track on Bandcamp. Catch Phare live at Celtronic on July 1st in Derry and Castlepalooza in August. Check out the recent 045… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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The Truth About Irish Hip Hop is an upcoming documentary, Directed and produced by Gavin FitzGerald & Mark Hayes, examining the state of Irish hip=hop in 2017 and features interviews with Rusangano Family, This Side Up, Mango & MathMan, Fifth Element & Doublescreen, Jafaris, Ophelia MC, myself and more. The Truth About Irish Hip Hop… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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Hare Squead have followed up their Supernormal EP from last year with a new laidback single ‘Pure’. The trio of Jessy Rose, Tony Konstone and Lilo Blues recently feature on Goldlink’s album on a remix of their track ‘Herside Story’ and played support to him in London this week. ‘Pure’ is a low tempo R&B… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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All Tvvins have followed up their debut album IIVV with a special collaborative single with James Vincent McMorrow on duet with Conor Adams. The song ‘Alone Together’ holds intact those stadium-rock dynamics that Adams and Lar Kaye do so well but the song definitely falls in a more electronic pop vein than before. The two… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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A Nialler9 featured regular Sorcha Richardson, the Irish but New York-based musician and songwriter has always been one to spend time with, whatever the style that she’s working with. ‘4AM’ begins with the line “I dropped my headphones in the harbour, so I hummed your song the whole way home.” and adds some electronic texture… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Check out this new 12 track compilation from a new Irish label dealing in ambient and electronic music. The compilation features tracks from six Irish artists including Oli, Moses, Baron Samedi, Fes and Oíche Déanach Guy Ólta. Tóg do chroí briste, a dhéanamh ealaín! Take your broken heart, make art! The comp is on Bandcamp… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Limerick musician Rory Hall aka Proper Micro NV played his debut live set at Homebeat and Nialler9’s inaugural Future Proof gig series earlier this year. He’s now playing the Wonderlust stage on Saturday June 24th at Body&Soul Festival this month. I’ve been featuring his music for a while. In advance of that set, the 22… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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