The latest in Rocstrong’s monthly singles drops is here. ‘Be Cool’ is a breezy track of funk-pop and R&B tones, inspired by Anderson Paak and Lupe Fiasco about the ups and downs of a relationship. Previous singles include ‘Vibes’ and ‘I Gotcha’:

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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One of my favourite songs of last year will feature on a new EP from Fehdah (formerly Feather). Hip Drop Records will release the Like No Other EP featuring the title song and 3 others on August 11th. Fehdah is the futuristic Afro soul music project of Sierra Leonean-born Emma Garnett and a seven-piece band…. Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2017

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Wyvern Lingo have released the first single of their forthcoming debut album. ‘I Love You Sadie’ is a soulful R&B pop song with a very modern sentiment “about loving the feminine qualities of a man, and encouraging him not to worry about fitting into the male stereotype and just to be himself”. Caoimhe Barry, Karen… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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Hare Squead have followed up their Supernormal EP from last year with a new laidback single ‘Pure’. The trio of Jessy Rose, Tony Konstone and Lilo Blues recently feature on Goldlink’s album on a remix of their track ‘Herside Story’ and played support to him in London this week. ‘Pure’ is a low tempo R&B… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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Guts is a Jazz / soul / funk / rap producer out of France who I caught at Eurosonic at a great live show in 2016 ‘Want It Back’ was the jam that stood out then. With a full-band in full effect featuring Wolfgang Volburn of The Ephemerals, Mary May, Beat Assaillant, Florian Pellissier, Greg… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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The Cork band Shookrah take their sweet music influences from soul, jazz, R&B and electronic music. Recent single ‘Gerascophia’ mixed those sounds with power (watch below) and the six-piece live band’s follow up single ‘On Our Way’ is a platonic love song in a similar sonic vein. ‘Our Own Way is a song in acknowledgement… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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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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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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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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Dublin R&B singer AikJ follows up his summery pop jam ‘Suite Life’ from last year with a laidback soulful on ‘Hidden Agenda’. No tricks, the song is a straight-up proposition to the girl in question. Follow Aik on Spotify.

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Precious, Solbas, Grooves, and Shek are Super Silly, a band you may have seen playing with the likes of Hare Squead,  Soulé, Stay Gold and Farah Elle in the past. They are striking out on their own of late with their debut single ‘No Pressure‘  leaving a distinguished mark of  modern R&B, soul and pop. With… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Erica Cody is a Dublin singer/songwriter and producer who has been writing songs since she was seven-years-old. Now 20 and studying at BIMM Dublin, Cody is emerging as one of the new generation of soulful R&B singers coming up in the Irish scene, as seen at Hard Working Class Heroes last year. ‘Addicted’ is Cody’s… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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As indicated earlier this year, via some re-emerging activity, the Swedish band Little Dragon are due to release a new album this year and have an extensive U.S. tour with Glass Animals and Goldlink lined up along with Coachella. They debuted the chill and billowy song ‘High’ accompanied by an exotic video by Ossian Melin.

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Ever had one of those potential relationships that were heading towards the friend zone, that you were just DONE with the pretence? Thundercat knows the feeling. When you can he’s looking at the screen waiting for you to hang up? He’s rather be playing Mortal Kombat. And please, stop calling after 2am. ‘Friend Zone’ was… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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In typical cyclical fashion, that ’90s R&B sound we all discovered through Atlantic 252 and later, (if you were lucky to have a satellite dish a home), The Lick with Trevor Nelson is making its way back into the charts. Starting back in 2013 with AlunaGeorge’s cover of Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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