Dublin artist Soulé follows up her impactful first two singles ‘Love No More’ and ‘Good Life’ today, with ‘Troublemaker’. The Diffusion Lab-produced track has a Mura Masa-style electronic pop feel and comes with artwork with Soulé wielding a baseball bat. No messing. It’s out now on Streaming services. The song was added to the Nialler9… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2017

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN. was released today and it’s DAMN. good! Dispensing with the sprawling jazz style of To Pimp A Butterfly, DAMN. returns to more established hip-hop sound. Fears about U2 were going to fit into all of this were unfounded as the track they feature on ‘XXX’ is one of the album’s… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2017

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Anthony Donnelly’s Floor Staff went quiet for a while there but it was the arrival of ‘Saviour’ that suggested something significant had changed. On Friday, the Convictions EP will be released and it marks a leap in ambition, craft and production. Lyrically, it addresses bereavement, fidelity and self-esteem. Opener ‘Choice’ makes that step clear with… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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The new electronic Irish duo of Bebhinn Mc Donnell (producer) and Taylor Doyle (vocals) aka Sylk were featured here recently with their FKA Twigs meets Massive Attack ‘Am I Alone’. At the end of this month they are releasing their nwyr EP with a launch show at Wah Wah Club with Discotekken on April 30th…. Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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I shared a jazzy house track from Kilkenny producer Replete last year and now it’s featured on a vinyl release from Ele Records alongside similar tracks of jazz and soul dance grooves from Contours, the bassline garage-sax of ‘Night Shift’ and the sax- synth track Sameed which shares the same Al Green sample as FaltyDL’s… Read more »

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Dundalk band We, the Oceanographers are off to Toronto for Canadian Music Week next week where they are record new music with Dave Newfeld who is known for working with Broken Social Scene. Before that though, they’ve released a brand new song ‘I Can’t Give You Both’, a song of both lo-fi ends and sweeping… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly’s This Ain’t No Disco online TV show recently travelled to New York with Villagers’ Conor O’Brien with the help of St. Patrick’s Festival. There, they met up with composer Nico Muhly and recorded a collaboration between then. The result is the beautiful new song ‘Fortunate Child’, which was released today…. Read more »

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Super Extra Bonus Party were a party band when there was a dearth of such things in Ireland. They didn’t care about genre, they mashed indie with hip-hop, with electronics, with folk with whatever. They put on high energy live shows with an MC rapping in Portugese and made on a dancing sesh happen at… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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Four Tet has been a regular collaborator, fellow DJ and producer with Jamie xx, with a ‘Seesaw’ production credit and club edit, VCR remix =, ‘Angel’ remix and b2b sets a regular occurence. The xx released their newest and third album I See You in January and yesterday, Four Tet posted his remix of ‘A… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 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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Tom Adams is a Cambridge singer-songwriter and composer with a debut album called Silence on the way on May 5th through Kowloon Records. My introduction to him is the stunning time, a reflective and ambient-tinged piano ballad anchored by Adams’ gentle falsetto. It grows in tone and stature as the song progresses with Adams’ voice… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2017

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Danger Doom’s The Mouse and The Mask, the 2005 collaborative album between MF Doom and producer Danger Mouse is getting a reissue in a 3-LP deluxe format. I wrote about it 11 years ago. I’m old. The original album was a successful collaboration which weaved interludes and inspiration from Adult Swim TV show characters like… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2017

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Autre Monde are a new band formed from a lot of Dublin-based indie pop bands associated with Popical Island, which is currently in hibernation mode. Featuring Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester on guitar (Ginnels), Padraig Cooney on bass (Skelocrats, Tieranniesaur) and Eoghan O’Brien on drums (No Monster Club), their new band is inspired by… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 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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