Rejjie Snow’s first full length album Dear Annie is finally on the way later this year and he’s been dropping previews of it over the last while including ‘Crooked Cops’, ‘Pink Beetle’ and ‘Drugs’. His newest song ‘Flexin’ is produced by Rahki (Kendrick Lamar, Syd the Kid, Eminem), who is executive producing the album, and… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2017

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Do you know Le Club? Le Galaxie’s second album cemented the band’s rep as the best party-starting electro band in the country so their forthcoming third album on Reckless Records is feverishly anticipated by those who enjoy fun. While we have to wait a bit longer in the year for that, ‘Pleasure’ the first single… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2017

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Waterford artist Katie Kim released her The Choice Music Prize nominated album Salt in 2016 and as part of Musictown, she has a special collaborative show with Crash Ensemble lined up for The Grand Social on Saturday April 8th called Salt Interventions. The night will feature special arrangements by Dublin born composer Seán Clancy and… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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Kildare producer Peter Fleming aka Cinema released an under the radar electronic album A Night Train To Budapest last year that was bright, Balearic and luminescent. The album was instrumental with some vocal samples. Since then, he’s delivered some killer live shows that have featured a reworked version of Stardust’s ‘Music Sounds Better With You’…. Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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Hvmmingbyrd’s new video for their EP song ‘Legacy’ gives women who are the subject of public harassment a do-over in addressing it as it happens. The video by shows the story of three women experiencing every day harassment from men, walking away feeling defeated and then getting a chance to do over their reaction a… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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One of my favourite Irish bands of the last five years, the disco synth-pop band Ships, Simon Cullen (Music For 18 Machines, Lasertom) and Sorcha McGrath (Wounded Healer) have been carefully toiling away on their debut album for a number of years and now it’s all ready to drop on May 1st. I’ve heard it…. Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

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Upcoming Cork singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey’s new single ‘100 Like Me’, addresses the visibility of mental health as a topic in daily life. While it’s certainly improving and sufferers are opening up more and more, it’s not an simple task. Rainey’s song asks “there must be a 100 like me, I’m not the only one hiding?,”… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Marlene Enright is a Cork singer and songwriter who, when not playing with The Hard Ground, has established her own place in Irish music over a series of singles that have traded in classic songwriting, folk, indie, roots and Americana. Enright’s solo album Placemats And Second Cuts is a rich release that combines all of… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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The Wah Wah Wino crew have been steadily building a momentum in releasing underground, alternative and experimental house and techno music that has found favour with some big name touring DJs, who mostly operate outside Ireland. With love from NTS and many others like Joy Orbison (who played the tune below on Benji B last… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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EMBRZ, Maynooth electronic producer Jack Casey has recently released a remix of the 1975 and so continuing the theme before a new EP of original music since ‘Breath’ arrives shortly, Casey has turned his attention to a favourite song of his – Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Drown’. For his version of the song, he sample… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2017

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Next Wednesday, Rory Hall AKA Proper Micro NV will make his live debut at Bello Bar, at Future Proof, the first in a monthly series of new music showcases from Nialler9 and Homebeat. Also playing on the night are Come On Live Long and Buffalo Woman. Rory will be playing with a full live band… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2017

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The Bray singer and violinist Joni made a mark with the grimey bass electronica of ‘Running’ in 2015, a song which took inspiration from a sound that is more commonly associated with the UK underground. For her second single with the Feel Good Lost label, a split release with Fly High Society, with coproduction by… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2017

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Ailbhe Reddy was the winner of the IMRO Other Room public vote for Other Voices and that meant she got to be featured on the show and play a set in the back on An Chonair in Dingle. Reddy is a rising talent so the win caught her at a good time, having recently sold… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2017

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Back in 2010, Meljoann released an album of wonky electronic pop that she called ‘electro skwee funk’. A once-off 2014 album as Scout Hardcastle not withstanding and that’s all we had from the Irish musician, til now. Not much has changed on the surface, on this self-proclaimed ‘self-leak’ rather than release, Meljoann’s jerky electronic rhythms… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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