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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To accompany the live single of ‘And Dream Of Sheep’, originally recorded on Hounds Of Love in 1985 and performed at Kate Bush’s 22 concert run in London of Before The Dawn, which is released as on Friday as a triple album. This film was made Kate performed live in a huge water tank at… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2016

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Siights is a new duo formed by Toni Etherson and Mia Fitz, the former a chart songwriter from Scotland and the latter, a musician from Dublin who has played live with Hozier for the last two years. The pair decamped to LA recently to work on music together for other artists but and what they… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2016

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Galway artist Laoise Ní Nualláin came to my attention with a downbeat electro pop cover of Nirvana’s Come As You Are earlier this year. Laoise’s debut EP Halfway is coming in January and ‘You’ the first single ‘You’ mixes Laoise’s flighty vocals with a brooding electronic pop low-end and touches of R&B and pop. Ní… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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Dublin duo Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon’s Æ MAK burst onto the Dublin music scene with the colourful ‘I Can Feel It In My Bones’. The song’s exuberant pop harmony and rhythm stand out as much for their sound (influenced as they are by Merrill Garbus’ Tune-Yards and jazz singer Anita O’Day) as their theatrical… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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GIRLI is a London producer and singer who exists in the post-PC Music vein, except with more genuine humour and less art school posing. So more Charli XCX than QT, with ’90s pop and a gleeful anarchic spirit. As much inspired by Spice Girls as anything else. She has singles with titles like ‘Girl I… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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Ruth and Mike Aicken aka New Portals have made a fine line of electro-pop songs in the last two years, when they’re not working as The more folk-pop band Jepettos. ‘Winterskin’ is their newest single (released December 2nd), a song with a lot of tense electronic atmosphere. Musically, it’s the most confident and commanding they’ve… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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Galway electronic pop producer Daithí teamed up twice last year with Sinead White on ‘Love’s On Top’ and ‘April’. It proved a fruitful partnership so the pair are at it again on the lead song from Daithí’s forthcoming EP Holiday Home, due in March. Holiday Home came about when Daithí bought a field recorded and… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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The Kerry musician and singer, Ruth, who is now based in Dublin city, featured her recently via the Wastefellow remix of her debut single ‘Who Are You Living For?’. For her second single ‘Queen Of The Con’, Ruth revels in a sweeping electronic pop song that flits from throwing shade to frustration to fierce resolve…. Read more »

Posted on October 21st, 2016

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London-based artist and undeniable Kate Bush soundalike Grace Lightman has followed up ‘Faultless’ and ‘White China (Raging Bull)’ with ‘Repair Repair’. The song apparently “started out as a jingle for a fictional weight loss milkshake advert but became a song about people’s fear of change, and the inevitability of becoming robots.” OK. Its mantric synth… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2016

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Consisting of Irish guy David Behan and Swedish fellah Max Bergstrom, Little White Things are a new band formed in London last year. The pair met at a late-night party at a time when Bergstrom was thinking of packing it all in. They soon bonded over a similar music upbringing despite being from Kalmar and… Read more »

Posted on October 12th, 2016

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Hvmmingbyrd are a very different proposition from the alt-folk pop band they formerly traded as. Now, a duo of Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das, the new lineup found a new sound and energy on alt-pop of ‘Out of My Head’ and a radio rotated big track ‘If Love Was Enough’. Tomorrow marks the release of… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016

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Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn have returned as Sylvan Esso with their first bit of new music since their debut album in 2014. ‘Radio’ is the lead track of the new 12″ release on Lomo Vista along with ‘Kick Jump Twist’, a bouncy synth-pop of a track. It’s released in November physically and digitally tomorrow.

Posted on September 1st, 2016

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New North London based artists Tender (James Cullen and Dan Cobb) recently signed to Partisan Records (Eagulls, Dilly Dally, Torres) and dropped a smooth electronic synth-cut called ‘Outside’. Reminiscent of Haelos and Glass Animals’ hypnotic rhythms, ‘Outside’ is a fine opening gambit, smouldering with desire. “I will touch myself, guilty of loving you too much/… Read more »

Posted on August 10th, 2016

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