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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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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Overcoats, that is Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell left an impression on the Dublin music scene with their harmonious folk music two summers ago. Since then, the former college roomies have been writing, recording and playing live, and now there is a debut album called Young to be released on Arts & Crafts label (home… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Goldfrapp just announced that their seventh studio album Silver Eye arrives on March 31st on Mute Records. Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory’s longstanding creative relationship continues to strive forward with new single ‘Anymore’, an electronic song with Goldfrapp’s pop sensibilities to the fore. Silver Eye is the followup to 2013’s Tales Of Us and it… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2017

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Hotly-tipped 22-year-old singer, producer and musician Maggie Rogers has dropped a third song from her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading. ‘On + Off’ was first premiered last night as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. After ‘Alaska’ and ‘Dog Years’, it suggests Rogers’ Pharrell-approved ascension will be fruitful, ‘On + Off’ is classy… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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