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Guinness Amplify is a new initiative which aims to support new and upcoming Irish bands and acts through a programme of pub gigs (with some large well-known artists), industry workshops, studio time and media coverage. Full details of all of it are here including the judges (they include me). Today, Guinness added Bastille, Disclosure and… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014

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tuneyards

Body & Soul have announced their lineup for the imminent Electric Picnic festival at the end of August and it’s another doozy lineup of acts across three stages. Only €229.50 weekend tickets are left but there is a serious lineup including the full list below. Playlist of additions: Body & Soul man stage tUnE-yArDs Young… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2014

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hanah

Hailing from Colorado, Hannah Taxman has been through the Berklee School of Music in Boston before arriving in Brooklyn. ‘Out of Touch’ is Taxman’s first song as HANAH (with production from Luca Buccellatti. It’s the closest female equivalent I’ve heard to Bon Iver’s vocal processing, except rather than rely on non-human effects, ‘Out of Touch’… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2014

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The future bass pop producer Sophie, who is very much a dude, is releasing a new single ‘Lemonade’ / ‘Hard’ through Numbers on Monday. Like much of his contemporaries A.G. Cook and Hannah Diamond on PC Music, it’s a typically challenging piece of sound that hurdles itself deep into the bounciest/cheeriest noise you can imagine…. Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2014

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GIG

Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon Ticket giveaways this week: Wednesday: BadBadNotGood, God Knows & My nameisJohn @ The Sugar Club (€10) Saturday: Feel Good Lost, Hidden Agenda & Mountain Dew presents: Slow Magic, Meltybrains? @ Button Factory (€10) Saturday: Spies @ Whelan’s (€12) Sunday: Subject x Secretsundaze @ The Grand Social (€10/€12, 10:30pm) How… Read more »

Posted on July 29th, 2014

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The new single from Ghost Estates’ ‘In Your Dreams’ ended up going from being posted here to hitting Soundcloud’s explore page and generating 85,000 listens in the process. Now, the video by Second Frame Films has arrived and is very well put together asa vehicular daydream film for the song.

Posted on July 28th, 2014

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reid

Having already teamed up with the wonderful Slow Skies for ‘Fractures’, for the title track from his Fractures EP, the Dublin-based Cork producer REID has released another cut from it this time featuring Woman’s Hour, the UK band whose recent album Conversations is a recommended release of UK R&B. This collaboration came about after REID… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2014

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weekly

Tracks of the Week playlist 1. SBTRKT – ‘New Dorp, New York’ featuring Ezra Koening The song from new album Wonder Where We Land features the Vampire Weekend frontman. Sampha, Caroline Polachek, Koreless, Raury, A$AP Ferg, Jessie Ware, Denai Moore and Warpaint will also guest. 2. Girl Band – ‘De Bom Bom’ A dissonant no-wave/garage rock… Read more »

Posted on July 28th, 2014

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brigitte

The right BBQ playlist serves as a background moodsetter while also conjuring up a nostalgic mood that works its way between the hiss of the barbeque, friendly chatter and blue skies. I kept this one old school. Combine with m recent Summer Jams playlist and an extra dollop of ketchup. Listen on Spotify –> The… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2014

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