These teenagers from Foróige in Cork, Trisha Sexton (14), Paul Woods (17) and Shane Keane (20) got together with Garry McCarthy from GMCBeats Workshops to make a song about bullying, depression & suicide. The teens are part of the Mayfield Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Project and made the video themselves. The group also… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2017

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Ailbhe Reddy released a video for the highlight from her new Attach To Memory EP, which is now out. The video for ‘Fingertips’ features the singer getting smeared and groped with paint. It’s gross. Ailbhe plays the Nialler9 Homebeat Future Proof gig tonight also featuring Soulé and Le Boom, in association with O’Haras Beers. Ailbhe’s… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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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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The New Zealand Aldous Harding has developed a reputation for intense performances and that was clearly in evidence last night during her wide-eyed performance of ‘Horizon’ on Later with Jools Holland. The song is a highlight from her recommended album Party. Harding supports Belle & Sebastian in the Iveagh Gardens this summer. Lorde, Stefflon Don… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Remember when Russia used to be the mortal enemy of the west and now US and Russian presidents are sleepover-buddies? It’s all a bit ‘Animal Farm’, isnt it? Kevin Brannigan and ‘David Thomas Smith made this Russia-related video for Stefan Murphy’s new project Count Vaseline which feels extremely pertinent right now. It’s taken from the… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2017

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LCD Soundsystem release two new songs on Friday, their first since announcing their comeback. On Saturday Night, the band played both ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’. Both songs have grown on me immensely since writing about them on Friday. These two performances are great to watch because the band are clearly enjoying themselves. Even… 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 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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‘9 (After Coachella)’ is a fizzy electronic pop song with whirring sounds and big bass stabs and frenetic co-production from Sophie. The song was written by the Norwegian producer last year after Coachella when he lost a girl in the crowd he was into. The video delves into the singer Karen aka MØ and Magnus… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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New Irish four-piece band Birds Of Olympus fronted by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (formerly of Hybrasil) only havea debut song out so far but they’ve already made the jump to find bigger audiences at SXSW and this week at Canadian Music Week. ‘Vine Of The Soul’ is a fine slice of psychedelic-leaning indie-pop and now has… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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On Friday, Kendrick Lamar dropped his brilliant new album DAMN. On Sunday, King Kenny slayed his Coachella performance. As rumoured there was no second album following the Jesus is risen narrative, but that’s perfectly fine, there’s a lot to unpack with DAMN. as is. ‘DNA’, the album’s most intense cut which is framed by a… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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This Side Up are a Sligo trio that dropped an excellent album of West Coast (of Ireland) hip-hop in November. ‘Billy No Mates’ is an easy highlight from the LP, I said it “sounds like a Jurassic 5 throwback production” originally. Watch the fun video by Gavin Fitzgerald of the track above. This Side Up’s… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2017

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Just a week out from its release on April 21st and two weeks since it was debuted here, Le Galaxie have debuted a video for their new May-Kay-featuring single ‘Pleasure’. Directed by Sam Hooper, the video features bodies in tactile pleasure and paint. Le Galaxie are playing a Beatvyne gig on Wednesday April 19th in… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2017

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‘Go Up’ is a Cat Power and Pharrell-featuring highlight from Cassius‘ recent Ibufornia album, along with ‘Action’ and the title track in particular. The video is a split screen play on image juxtaposition. The single had a remix package out late last year that included this rather ridiculously fun-buildup by Butch.

Posted on April 10th, 2017

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Formerly known as Discopunks, King Bones are a relatively new Dublin band with influences across classic songwriting and hall-of-fame influencers. For their debut single as King Bones, ‘Who’s Got The Drugs’ from their forthcoming debut EP, they’ve concocted a one-take video by Isaac Broe and Daa Munnis which perfectly accompanies the band’s synth punk funk… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2017

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