Shura – ‘Touch’

A performer, producer, remixer and video editor all in one.

A pleasant soulful R&B track from Shura, ‘Touch’ is the the debut single from London-based multi-disciplinarian and it’s already packed over 150k Soundcloud plays and the video features a shareable succession of snogs, directed by Shura and her friends.

Posted on March 6th, 2014

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Cork blooms again with Eoin French singing and Ian Ring at the controls.

Hush War Cry are no more. The Cork band walked a fine line between Wild Beasts tribute band and enthusiasts. The singer, Eoin French, has teamed up with Young Wonder producer Ian Ring on new project Talos, that finds its own place in the world by taking in elements of R&B, electronica and beat production,… Read more »

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Second album finds Deaf Joe in sonically testing territory.

Waterford musician and songwriter Deaf Joe’s debut Burrowings showcased an abstracted folk sound. For the followup, From The Heights Of A Dream, out now on Delphi, Deaf Joe moves further into abstraction. Across 35-minutes and 9 tracks, the songs are exploratory with many leaving the impression of an artist trying out new ideas with almost-neoclassical… Read more »

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Jennifer Evans and Katie Kim to feature...

Those old enough may remember the Road Relish singles club, a series of limited 7″ singles featuring split tracks from Irish bands. That’s an idea that Seven Quarters, a new club night happening in Whelan’s in April will be (im)pressing with a monthly limited edition seven inch vinyl, featuring unreleased tracks given away for free… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2014

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Longitude Festival, taking place Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July in Marlay Park, Dublin has added some nice bands.

The new names are : Massive Attack , Rudimental, The 1975, Banks, Parquet Courts, Krystal Klear, O Emperor, Eagulls, Ry X, Say Lou Lou, Son Lux, Josef Salvat and Samaris. That adds to the existing lineup which features: like Disclosure, , Haim, Bombay Bicycle Club, First Aid Kit , Icona Pop, James Vincent McMorrow, John… Read more »

Posted on March 5th, 2014

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The sound of DFA disco house filtered through a 19 year-old.

‘If It Wasn’t True’ by Shamir is one of those nu-disco house tracks that sounds like it was made to be released on DFA Records. It’s one step away from The Juan Maclean or Shit Robot. Shamir Bailey is a 19-year-old Las Vegas “musician, comedian, singer, rapper, twerker, chef, writer, filmmaker, tumblr, skinny fat ass”… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2014

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A new video heralds the Florida band's second album in May. EXCITING.

Hundred Waters dropped the beautiful ‘Down From The Rafters’ unexpectedly last month and now they’re here with good tidings, a new second album coming on May 27th on OWSLA, Skrillex’s label. ‘Cavity’, as a song is probably the closest Hundred Waters have come to the xx-style dynamics and the video from Michael Langan is suitably moody and constructed… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2014

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Lykke Li – ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’

A stark acoustic track and video from the Swede's new album.

Lykke Li announced details of her third album I Never Learn last week with a moody music-featuring trailer. The album will be out in May and she says it’s about “me and the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion of being a woman.” Now, we have the first… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2014

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Highlights: Shlohmo, Jacques Greene, Somadrone, Beyoncé, DJ Koze, HAIM, Space Dimension Controller, Kraftwerk Uncovered..

If you’re looking for tickets to sold out Dublin gigs try #ticketfairy on Twitter. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket freebies this week: Wednesday: Shlohmo @ Twisted Pepper Wednesday: Bang! Chvrches DJ set @ The Pygmalion Saturday: Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra @ The Grand Social How to enter… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2014

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