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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Come On Live Long are set to release their second album In The Still on May 19th and ahead of that date, they’ve announced a Whelan’s gig on June 17th and shared the title track and a video for the song by Albert Hooi with dancing by Robyn Byrne. This one was written out west… Read more »

Posted on May 5th, 2017

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The Kerry musician and singer, Ruth is an new artist growing in stature with every song released. With sophisticated pop that recalls Bond themes on ‘Queen Of The Con’, Ruth’s newest song ‘Off My Mind’, produced by Michael Heffernan and mastered by Steffen Müller, amps up the drama and production on a song that is… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2017

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The Northern Irish singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside will release Ephrata his album conceived and inspired by Columbia and its music tomorrow (Friday). ‘Blood Drive’ has an undeniable José Gonzalez feel to it and Derry producer Ryan Vail augments that the track with texture and ambience with his take. Now in this video for the remix, shot… Read more »

Posted on May 4th, 2017

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Toni Etherson and Mia Fitz ak Siights came together during songwriting sessions for other artists. As it happens, they decided to keep their pop-spun mix of electronic, funk and disco music for themselves and they shared ‘Dance’ late last year. With the weather turning good, ‘Siights have shared their debut single proper on Nialler9 as… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Kojaque is a Dublin rapper who has been making music for several years via Youtube videos and Soundcloud posts. His style is downbeat, jazzy and suited to late-night lounging. Last week, he followed up his involvement in the Soft Boy mixtape and his Sunday Roast mixtape with ‘Wifi Code’ a song that feels like a… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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WOB! are a live drum’n’bass electronic band from Dublin (who want to make you ‘Move’) who for their latest track have hooked up with upcoming R&B singer Erica Cody (as featured here) on ‘Higher’, a song that heralds the start of summer. Check out the extra summery video for the song by Crooked Gentlemen.

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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Daithí’s new EP Holiday Home features 5 tracks of electronic pop constructed with elements drawn from the real world. Recorded sounds of the west of Ireland, the songs of motion and colour were made in the far flung parts of the country. Hooking up with Sinead White on two tracks and Elaine Mai on another,… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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Sorca McGrath and Simon Cullen have been making music as Ships for the last five years. As both a creative duo and real-life partners, they have imbued their synth-disco music with genuine exploration of human feeling. The ‘Ships’ in the title also represents some suffixes using the title – ‘relationships’, ‘friendships’, ‘scholarships’. There’s connection at… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2017

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The Limerick/Cork pairing of Lakerama, Graeme S (Hsuan Records) and Senita (also of Shookrah) have regrouped for some new music to followup their 2015 debut EP. The new EP Contactless comes out Friday and the duo once again explore matching influences from house, garage, juke and footwork dance genres with Senita’s soul-filled vocals. The EP… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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Without Name is a new horror film coming to cinemas on Element Pictures on May 5th directed by Dubliner Lorcan Finnegan. The film looks creepy AF. This is the first full-length film from Finnegan who is known for his Dublin street Instagram portraits and work on commercials and short films. For the soundtrack to Without… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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Dublin soul rockers The Hot Sprockets have returned with a new single called ‘Right Spots’, the first from an upcoming album. Hear it below as a first listen. The band are increasing their activity in time for summer with a headline show at Opium Rooms on Saturday May 13th. The gig will also feature a… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2017

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