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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The annual South By Southwest Festival takes place in Austin in March and is the world’s biggest showcase of new music. As such, there’s not much better places to see new bands even if it’s debatable if 75% of the thousands of bands going there should actually bother. SXSW is for bands with traction, with… Read more »

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Anderson .Paak owned 2016 around here with Malibu being my album of the year since it appeared in late January. Not only that but Mr Breezy Lovejoy did much more than impress everyone with performances and his own music last year. Not only did he release an album with Knxledge as Nxworries on Stones Throw… Read more »

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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Tuesday January 10 Bowie RAW @ The Grand Social (€17.5o) A night of acoustic Bowie songs V&A Exhibition: David Bowie Is @ Lighthouse Cinema (€15, 9pm) Screening of exhibition film. Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs |… Read more »

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HomeBeat and Ensemble Music present a headline solo show for Canadian violinist, Arcade Fire member and composer Sarah Neufeld on Thursday February 2nd in Bello Bar. Tickets are €12/€15 from Eventbrite. Aiken are bringing over the Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist C Duncan for gigs in Cork, Limerick and Dublin in May. The dates are: Cork… Read more »

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A quiet week as the Cork music scene slowly gets over the post-holiday hangover and back to business. Monday January 9th Deep Sky Objects @ Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm, free) Cork/Kerry alt-rock three-piece get a quick gig in before heading away to put down their next record. THURSDAY JANUARY 12TH: Cork Sacred Harp Singers @… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This is only a selection of new music – dig into more. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud & Spotify playlists. 1. Black Madonna – ‘He is the Voice I Hear’ For the first top new song to hear this year, this is going to… Read more »

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For R&B fans, Alexandria’s newest LP, Cut Of Cloth, which just dropped on Awful Records this weekend, is a fine chilled collection of pared-back aquatic-leaning synth R&B to get your mind into. The Atlanta singer and songwriter’s 15-track release was posted on Soundcloud in full and Alexandria’s voice pleasingly falls somewhere between Kelela and Solange… Read more »

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Future Sounds is a new indoor festival weekend taking place at the INEC Killarney on February 3rd next month. Playing the venue that night will be: All Tvvins Le Galaxie King Kong Company Little Hours John Gibbons Dashka The night is brought to you by the INEC and Spin South West. Tickets €28 available on… Read more »

Posted on January 6th, 2017

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