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 »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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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 »

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It’s always good to hear new music from Jeremy Hickey aka Rarely Seen Above Ground but more commonly listed as R.S.A.G. ‘Meet You There’ is the Kilkenny drummer and multi-instrumentalist’s new song and it continues the run of one-off singles that have featured his music growing in scope and direction, most obviously in texture and… Read more »

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It was a pleasure to have Come On Live Long play a rare live set at our recent Future Proof night with Homebeat and O’Haras in Bello Bar (next one is April 19th). The band have remained a band who make music that skirts the obvious even when creating music that could be labelled ‘indie’… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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noGood is a rapper based in Dublin and part of the Neomadic crew. He grew up in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Berlin and Maynooth as he explains below and the blunted ‘Are You There?’ is his new track from the Admired From Afar EP (April 22nd). noGood hooked up with video director Carrot Gold Industry for… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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Dublin band Beach have so far released songs of disparate styles that could be psychedelic, experimental and alternative rock. Running through their music is a thirst for exploration in sonics and in shows with A/V a big part of their performance. New song ‘Bram Toker’ brandishes those characteristics on a song that pulses with dark… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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“A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.” That’s how the Derry band Touts, Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan and Luke McLaughlin like to introduce themselves the their byline. Of course, the city they hail from his a history of punk with the Undertones the most notable… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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Niamh Regan is a Galway singer-songwriter with a classic folk sound that stretches back to Karen Dalton but can also be heard on the newest music from Laura Marling. last year, she gave us ‘She’ in that vein and this week, Regan released a 5-track EP. Check out the video for ‘Tried To’ from the… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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A reworked version of ‘Herside Story’ from Dublin trio Hare Squead feature’s on the new album from US rapper Goldlink. At What Cost also features tracks from Kaytranada, Wale, Lil Dude, Jazmine Sullivan and Steve Lacy. Hare Squead have some upcoming dates including Trinity Ball and other d-lightful gigs. Check out the new version of… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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David Kitt will release his debut New Jackson album From Night To Night on All City Records on May 15th but before that there’s been other releases to attend to. We’ve had the David Bowie-referencing split release on Fort Romeau’s Cin Cin label and here, on ‘Anya’s Piano’ 12″, we get three songs of late-night… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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The Dublin-based art pop duo of Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon aka Æ MAK have demonstrated an interest in exploring performance, visual and dance to augment their bright music style. For their new single ‘I Walk’, Æ MAK sound at their most creative on a song about “self-belief and determination,” and the duo worked with… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Delving deeper into the hard rock sludge and coming out stronger, Bitch Falcon’s new single ‘Syncope’ heaves with a metallic edge, Lizzie Fitzpatrick’s heavy breathing and recalls the days of grunge more accurately than most. The song is a live favourite of the band, one that has helped gained them the rep they have for… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Caoilian Sherlock has had lots of odd jobs over the years – a potato picker, a Santa Claus, a temp at Virgin Megastores, an inferior barista, a voice “actor”, a regular “actor”, a sexual health teacher, a “moving picture” at a Harry Potter themed wedding. And that doesn’t count the actual music work. When not… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2017

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Dermot Kennedy is a young folk singer-songwriter who has been making some industry noise in the last year. Live, he has supported the likes of Glen Hansard and James Vincent McMorrow and Spotify streams of last year’s ‘After Rain’, a woodsy romantic folk pop number is now well over 19 million streams. Thus far, his… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2017

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