Anderson .Paak continues to impress at every turn. Barely a week goes by without the dude representing to the maximum. This week, he performed with Nxworries on a rooftop in Italy, and here, as a promo for the Grammys on Sunday, he takes his butt to church, where he began as a gospel drummer to… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Chance The Rapper’s music video for ‘Same Drugs’ debuted on Facebook live last night and it features Chance in a duet with a giant puppet in the video by Jake Schreier. It’s warmth for the soul. ‘Same Drugs’ is from Coloring Book, which is up for seven Grammys this weekend, first streaming-only album to receive… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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Killer Mike and El-P aka Run The Jewels are the latest artist to appear on NPR public radio’s Tiny Desk concerts. Over 12 minutes, they play RTJ3 tracks ‘Talk To Me’, ‘Legend Has It’ and ‘A Report To The Shareholders’. Even in an office environment, Run The Jewels kill it. Stay tuned to the end… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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The celestial x math-rock of new Dublin four-piece Yonen has found the perfect visual bedfellow in this clip by Ross Ryder, animated with the help of Joey Breslin and produced in Algorithm Studios. ‘Tokyo’ is a jazzy prog / math rock track that undulates over seven minutes which Ryder uses to his advantage to tell… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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Other Voices kicked off again last night on RTE2. Among performances from Austin from Willie Nelson, Cage The Elephant and Dingle from Imelda May, Moon Looks On; All Tvvins, Conor Adams and Lar Kaye’s synth-pop rock band All Tvvins. Next week, the show features Mumford And Sons, Saint Sister, Rejjie Snow, Margo Price and Roisin… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

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After 1000 Rockers performed ‘Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters simultaneously in Cesena, Italy in 2015, the actual band played a gig in the town to honour their performance. Late last year, The Rockin’ 1000 were back at it again with actually 1200 musicians (guitarists, singers, bassists, and drummers) recording an en masse cover… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

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Galway artist Laoise is set to build on her Nirvana cover and the release of the brooding slow-moving electro-pop ‘You’ with the release of her debut EP Halfway shortly. Til then, please enjoy a live version of ‘You’ recorded with her live band at South Studios and shot by Éamonn McManus. The song now has… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals performed a Nialler9-2016-favourite ‘Am I Wrong’ (and Malibu standout) on the Ellen show this week for her birthday and he brought his six-year-old son Soul on to bust some moves and it is very adorable. That Bruno Mars support slot can’t come soon enough.

Posted on January 26th, 2017

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Bad Sea‘s ‘Solid Air’ was one of the best songs from a new Irish band to debut last year with its charming elements of 1950s pop, indie and classic rock’n’roll. “You’re only just a man, you’re not very strong,” is a solid putdown. Ciara Thompson and Alan Farrell have concocted a homespun video about, uh-oh,… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2017

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Comfort Fit’ is the new video from Evvol’s recent EP Physical Luv which arrives with a sweet video shot with Wilkosz&Way on DV cam inspired by fashion photographer Steven Meisel’s notoriously uncomfortable and subsequently banned Calvin Klein ad campaign from 1995 (see below). Evvol conceived the video to talk comfort and awkwardness with the people… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2017

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No surprise there then. Earlier this week, we concluded that Flying Lotus would probably not be releasing a new album in 2017 because of this feature film Kuso he’s been working on under the name Steve. but we’d probably get some new Fly Lo in the film. Tim Heidecker, Hannibal Buress,David Firth, Iesha Coston, Zack… Read more »

Posted on January 20th, 2017

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FKA Twigs directed, starred and dances in a new two-minute ad for Nike. ‘Do You Believe In More’ is a typically exotic clip from the performer. New song ‘Trust in Me’ with production from Oneohtrix Point Never features in the ad. Her last song was ‘Good To Love’ The new ad is not the only… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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Last year, Justin Bieber’s songs were reimagined as drippy ’80s ballads by Tronicbox. Now, Glasgow-based Saint-Laurent followed his lead and did the same thing to both the song and video for Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This Is What You Came For’. Mega. Original for comparison:

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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Apollo House in Dublin is a vacant building that has been occupied by the Home Sweet Home activists and campaigners since December 15th in the city. The volunteers which included many prominent musicians such as Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Kodaline and more aimed to start a national conversation about homelessness and to put pressure on… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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There’s an undeniable influence on Reuben James‘ impressive new track ‘What You Want’. The flow of Kendrick Lamar looms large in the voice of James, a young Dublin MC whose main claim to fame is that he came first in The Step Inn’s Step’s Got Talent competition and he has songs with Hare Squead’s Jessy… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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