Corkmen Stevie G and Ian Ring’s abovedat project recently gave us the belter of a house pop single ‘Better’ and now Lochlainn McKenna has made a great music video for the track which was conceived at the First Cut Youth Film Festival music video comp run by Brendan Canty and David Leister. In the video,… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Fresh from The Great Escape, The Belfast three piece Beauty Sleep return with a new single ‘All In’ showcasing Ryan McGroarty, Cheylene Murphy and Aimee Williamson’s dream-pop aesthetic and the lead track from debut EP Nature Will Eat Me. ‘All In’ has some sonic toughness beneath its sweet surface. Previously: ‘Living It Right’ / ‘The… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The Fontaines are a Dublin band who are unmistakably Dublin. Captured outside the Parliament Street pizza joint that almost bares their name, the video for ‘Liberty Belle’ also features the band in various streets, the pub thatbares the song’s name and the Workman’s venue, where they launch this single this weekend. ‘Liberty Belle’ is a… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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The Newbridge, Kildare duo of Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly aka Mix & Fairbanks are following up their first collection of DJ edits, their whopper original debut and their extended Le Boom remix with another collection of Made & Played edits that they’ve been playing out of late in their DJ sets. Check out the… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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As confirmed last week, James Vincent McMorrow will release a new album True Care, this Friday. ‘True Care’ is the title track from the album and is about a time when he was younger when he didn’t accept help. “I was pretty unwell when i was 17, a lot of emotional issues manifested themselves quite… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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Elaine’s Mai’s first EP in three years, The Colour of the Night is being described by its author as “a cathartic piece of work which centres around the common human experiences of grief and hope.” Elaine says: ‘This EP is a snapshot of the last few years for me and each song reflects a different… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2017

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Silverbacks are a new Dublin-based band whose music is in the field of slacker indie and noise-pop. Sink The Fat Moon, the band’s debut EP establishes the new band: brothers and songwriters Daniel and Kilian O’Kelly, bassist Emma Hanlon, drummer Gary Wickham and guitarist Peadar Kearney. These five songs channel noise-rock elders like Sonic Youth… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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As confirmed by his Genius page and recent fishy goings on, James Vincent McMorrow will a release a new album True Care next Friday. The album’s lyrics are all up on Genius now annotated by McMorrow himself and he’s shared a note about the album which was recorded at the same time as We Move:… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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Dublin singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty has followed up her recent single ‘Sea Salt’ and her debut EP with ‘Fizzy’, a “song about Dublin, Club Lemon and feeling sorry for yourself.” ‘Fizzy’ is the first single from Nutty’s second EP Pips, which will be launched at The Workman’s Club on June 1st with support from Bad Sea.

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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Rejjie Snow this morning released The Moon & You, a debut mixtape and free download. It trails his full-length album to come later this year. The Dublin rapper’s mixtape features ‘Purple Tuesday’ which dropped last week and features Joey Bada$$ & Jesse Boykins III. Much of the mixtape is produced by Benjamin Miller with Cam… Read more »

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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In The Still, the second album from Irish four-piece Come On Live Long feels like a refresh and a recalibration of the step up of their first. In The Still, mixed by the band’s Ken McCabe and produced together was recorded while the band members all lived in different places, which augmented the recording and… Read more »

Posted on May 16th, 2017

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Armagh band Silences last caught my attention with the dynamic song ‘There’s A Wolf’ last March and ‘Before Ten’, earlier this year. Since then, the band started by the singer-songwriter Conchúr White has solidified into a five-piece unit with Christopher Harbinson, Breándan White, Jonathan Downing and Michael Keyes. ‘Red Dress’, their latest single moves their… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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Kilnamana are new Berlin-based consisting of Enda and Miguel. The band are named after the town of Kilnamanagh near Tallaght where Enda went to primary school and where Miguel learned Spanish. The duo have a full debut album called Paradise Suicide this Friday but they’ve announced themselves with a video for the last song on… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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I’m a big fan of 12″ extended remixes – the kind that were prevalent in the eighties and that most of the great pop songs of the era have. Think of extended versions made for the dancefloor of Madonna’s ‘Into The Groove’, Inner City’s ‘Good Life’ or Womack & Womack ‘Teardrops’. Kildare duo Mix &… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2017

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David Kitt’s New Jackson project drops his album From Night To Night officially this Friday on All City and he’s shared another taster from the album “a ten-minute plus modular and SP 1200 workout and sci fi hyperballad with a spiritual nod to DJ Shadow’s mid-90s masterpiece. Hear ‘Anya’s Piano’ also from the record. Preorder:… Read more »

Posted on May 8th, 2017

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