Every now and again, the Dublin five-piece band Fiction Peaks pop up with a song that sometimes sounds a bit indie, a bit country or a bit electronic. They have released three EPs to date with another just released today. While they’ve been active since 2013, they are getting around to releasing a debut album… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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The Mayo pianist and composer Conor Walsh passed away this time last year. The musician passed too soon at a young age, and a year on, it’s still hard to believe such a talent is gone. Still, Conor left music unheard that he was working on when he passed, which will soon see the light… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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Dancing With The Stars is definitely not my buzz at all but delighted to see Cork’s Lyra build on her recent success with placements on Teen Wolf and Striking Out (I was lead music supervisor on that) and Shazam and iTunes chart placements. She appeared on the show to sing ‘Emerald’ backed with some epic… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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Dublin R&B singer AikJ follows up his summery pop jam ‘Suite Life’ from last year with a laidback soulful on ‘Hidden Agenda’. No tricks, the song is a straight-up proposition to the girl in question. Follow Aik on Spotify.

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Sallay Matu Garnett aka Loah has been a regular on the Irish music scene over the last two years despite having yet released an EP or album. That’s because the Irish Sierra Leonean singer is a unique talent, a magnetising performer and any time you see her sing, whether it’s with Bantum last night at… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Jules Shawe used to play in the Die Hard-referencing Belfast band Nakatomi Towers and 2017 has seen her debut her new project Paths. Debut single ‘Neoprene’ was a charming indie-pop song with looped guitars and lo-fi beats and Jules has a visual-lead live show to boot. You can catch Paths live at @ Generator, Smithfield… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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I’ve been keeping an eye on Dublin singer-songwriter Katie Laffan ever since her EP of pop funk a couple of years ago. Katie has been taking her time to develop her craft and live show, which you can next hear at St. Patrick’s Festival’s Young Blood at the National Concert Hall (win tickets here) New… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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Ruairi Lynch aka Bantum’s Move album is nominated for a Choice Music Prize this week and to mark the occasion, here are two top-quality remixes from Irish artists Mix & Fairbanks and Phare (both from Newbridge, Kildare). M&F’s version of ‘Move’ takes the original’s metallic percussive loop and reworks it as a funky dancefloor stomper…. Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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One of the highlights from John Duignan and Conall Breachain’s third Choice-nominated The Cadences Of Others, ‘Reluctant Recluse’ now has a video by The Reelists which uses footage from the recording of the album in its making. Meta! “We wanted the video to incorporate scenes from the album recording and the videographers, Tommy & Kevin,… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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The gorogeous lead single from Talos’ upcoming album ‘Odyssey’ now has a video by label and director associate Brendan Canty aka Feel Good Lost. The idea of the video is concerned with the the disrupted feelings between two lovers in a relationship. Canty says: 

“Our main idea was to create a physical storm in a… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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It was no major surprise that someone who was thoughtful in writing about music as Shane Culloty would be able to turn his hand to writing reflective music in the vein of the music featured on The Torture Garden site but it is not a given. Many have not veen able to translate their love… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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For a musician who started out in the toy-bashing indie pop band Grand Pocket Orchestra, Paddy Hanna is a songwriter whose music has taken on a more serious grandiose tone in recent years and it’s a sound which really suits him. Coming after ‘Camaradie’, ‘Underprotected’ and ‘Austria’, ‘Bad Boys’ continues this classic pop songwriting vibe… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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White Collar Boy, alongside Kobina are playing Homebeat’s Spectrum Festival club show in Whelan’s on Saturday along with Kobina. The electronic Joy Division vibe of ‘Mount Kōya’ is taken from Permanent Haze, the band’s forthcoming album, due later this year. This live version was shot at Metropolis Festival. The band’s last release was the Priory… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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Laoise, the rising Galway electro pop artist, has released one standout track in ‘You’ so far. That debut track received over 175k plays on Spotify, a fact that was celebrated with a live video. The follow-up song ‘Halfway’, Laoise told Notion: I wrote ‘Halfway’ about two years ago during a time when I wasn’t paying… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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The Newbridge, Kildare duo of Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly aka Mix & Fairbanks have been playing and making some of the best edits and remixes around of late and their latest free download EP, offers further proof of their abilities. Premiered via Four Four, Made & Played features three soulful disco and house dancefloor… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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