Dublin band Beach have so far released songs of disparate styles that could be psychedelic, experimental and alternative rock. Running through their music is a thirst for exploration in sonics and in shows with A/V a big part of their performance. New song ‘Bram Toker’ brandishes those characteristics on a song that pulses with dark… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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“A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.” That’s how the Derry band Touts, Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan and Luke McLaughlin like to introduce themselves the their byline. Of course, the city they hail from his a history of punk with the Undertones the most notable… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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Niamh Regan is a Galway singer-songwriter with a classic folk sound that stretches back to Karen Dalton but can also be heard on the newest music from Laura Marling. last year, she gave us ‘She’ in that vein and this week, Regan released a 5-track EP. Check out the video for ‘Tried To’ from the… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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The Cork hip-hop artist formerly known as Young Phantom, now Outsider YP has released his new track ‘Saddest Day’ accompanied by a video shot in Hong Kong featuring fashion designer and aspiring model Sai Wing. The video was directed by 3JBK, a team of videographers and video producers based in Hong Kong. That city’s otherworldliness… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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A reworked version of ‘Herside Story’ from Dublin trio Hare Squead feature’s on the new album from US rapper Goldlink. At What Cost also features tracks from Kaytranada, Wale, Lil Dude, Jazmine Sullivan and Steve Lacy. Hare Squead have some upcoming dates including Trinity Ball and other d-lightful gigs. Check out the new version of… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Mount Kimbie are back with new music ahead of an upcoming North American tour and they’ve enlisted James Blake as the vocalist on ‘We Go Home Together’. The short song is a continuation of the atmospheric vibe of Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (which came out in 2013 and was my album of that year)… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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David Kitt will release his debut New Jackson album From Night To Night on All City Records on May 15th but before that there’s been other releases to attend to. We’ve had the David Bowie-referencing split release on Fort Romeau’s Cin Cin label and here, on ‘Anya’s Piano’ 12″, we get three songs of late-night… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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The Dublin-based art pop duo of Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon aka Æ MAK have demonstrated an interest in exploring performance, visual and dance to augment their bright music style. For their new single ‘I Walk’, Æ MAK sound at their most creative on a song about “self-belief and determination,” and the duo worked with… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Delving deeper into the hard rock sludge and coming out stronger, Bitch Falcon’s new single ‘Syncope’ heaves with a metallic edge, Lizzie Fitzpatrick’s heavy breathing and recalls the days of grunge more accurately than most. The song is a live favourite of the band, one that has helped gained them the rep they have for… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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Caoilian Sherlock has had lots of odd jobs over the years – a potato picker, a Santa Claus, a temp at Virgin Megastores, an inferior barista, a voice “actor”, a regular “actor”, a sexual health teacher, a “moving picture” at a Harry Potter themed wedding. And that doesn’t count the actual music work. When not… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2017

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Dermot Kennedy is a young folk singer-songwriter who has been making some industry noise in the last year. Live, he has supported the likes of Glen Hansard and James Vincent McMorrow and Spotify streams of last year’s ‘After Rain’, a woodsy romantic folk pop number is now well over 19 million streams. Thus far, his… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2017

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Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, aka Oh Wonder have trailed their second record with a new single called ‘Ultralife’. The song is a more pop and layered take on the band’s super melodic sound and it moves away from the minimalism that defined their early work. It was like their debut, entirely written, recorded… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2017

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Broken Social Scene are back with their first song in seven years, the first since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record. ‘Halfway Home’ was performed by the band on Colbert last night and the band featured Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Charles Spearin, Sam Goldberg, Ariel Engle, Metric’s Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw, Stars’… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2017

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I’ve been listening to EL-P since the days of Rawkus Records (and subsequently famously denounced the label), since the days of SoundBombing compilations, since Cannibal Ox, since he ran Def Jux, through his solo material and of course, his crowning relationship with his cohort Killer Mike, as Run The Jewels. They have an alchemy that… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Tei Shi – ‘Justify’ From Valerie Teicher’s Friday album release Crawl Space is a minimally-lit bass and vocal track that swings with R&B and electronic verve AND sounds like Prince. As Teicher says “Justify is a kind… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2017

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