Check out this new Dublin-based singer-songwriter ZALI who dropped her debut single ‘Can’t Stop’ last week. The song is a sophisticated R&B pop tune from a new talent with production by Hong Kong producer L’Homie. It was recorded in London with vocal production and engineering by renowned Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Isra Lohata (Wizzy Wow)…. Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 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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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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Daithí is back with a new tune rom his upcoming Holiday Home EP, a release which has given us the grade A electronic pop banger ‘Falling For You’ with Sinead White. The EP was recorded in houses and holiday homes in islands like Achill and Valentia and the last track had some bells and sea… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 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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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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DJ Stevie G and Ian Ring (formerly of Young Wonder)’s AboveDat project has released a few tracks which move between R&B and electronic music like ‘Dance On’, ‘Addicted’ and their Shaun Escoffery remix. ‘Better’ is their new low-end thriving electronic house-pop single with pitched silky vocals.

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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Lana Del Rey has released four albums thus far but has claimed with the release of her new song ‘Love’ that, album number five will be the first “for the fans,” and “and about where I hope we are all headed.” It’s uncharacteristically hopeful for a singer known for luxuriating in faded glamour and summer… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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As featured here last year with the opening track ‘Running’, Caz9 is a new Irish electro-pop artist who just dropped her debut EP Phase II. Check out the six-track release here, the highlights of which are ‘Everywhere’, the aquatic synth-pop of ‘Want To Wake’ and the lead track.

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Tebi Rex are ​Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga from Maynooth, Kildare whose styles take in pop, hip-hop and dance as part of its sound. They were introduced with the charming yet not-quite-there ‘Black Enough’. ‘Everything You Say Is A Poem’ is a more confident outing, a song that mixes low-end rap production and melodic pop… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Belfast electro-pop duo New Portals are making some of the brightest music in their field in Ireland right now and they’ve just announced a new EP called Stereo, due out on March 10th, to followup singles like ‘Cage’, ‘Winterskin’, ‘Groove Boy’ and ‘Do It Right’. ‘Stereo’ packs an EDM-leaning dayglow punch and swings on the… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Dublin singer Soulé’s debut single ‘Love No More’ made a big enough impression locally that is was this week nominated for an Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

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Argentinian-born NYC-based singer Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi was an artist with some momentum a few years ago until she appeared to fall off the face of the earth. But as often happens, she was probably off having the funs somewhere (or having extreme anxiety attacks). Now, her brand of noir-pop is back front and… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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