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A fun electro-pop band with a debut album and post-SXSW buzz on the way.

Mountain Man were a young trio of Appalachian folk singers who released their debut album back in 2010. They last appeared as backing singers for Feist but things had gone quiet since. One of the trio, Amelia Meath stumbled into a new project after writing a song that didn’t fit into her old band. So… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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The band return with new typically-titled EP called Whigfield Sextape.

Having re-introduced themselves with ‘Carousel’ and a Fundit campaign that marked the band’s new independent route, Fight Like Apes have returned to their time-honoured tradition of releasing an EP. The Whigfield Sextape is coming out on UK indie-label Alcopop on May 12th and features four songs that hark back to the band’s first two EPs… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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The Science Gallery’s current exhibition explores failure through some choice artifacts from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, Christopher Reeves’ original wheelchair and a full-scale reconstruction of the world’s worst invention – a device to assist childbirth. The exhibit runs until April 27th but this Friday… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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Spiceburger, the guys behind THAT Bouts video direct.

The video for Sleep Thieves’ dark-edged Austra-esque electro single ‘City Of Hearts’ , directed by Spiceburger. The clip is a play on Youtube artwork thumbnail videos, it starts as a static image and comes to life as the track progresses, GIF style. It was shot in the Liquor Rooms in Dublin. The song is taken… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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DISCO. POP. One of the tunes of the year so far?

Ships, the Dublin duo Simon Cullen and Sorca McGrath, are one of my favourite new bands in the last couple of years. There aren’t many bands capable of turning a deep knowledge of music past into something as effective and fresh as Ships, whose electronic synth-pop, embraces classic disco and vintage electronic wholeheartedly but make… Read more »

Posted on March 19th, 2014

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The Galway musician continues his forays into house-pop.

Daithí’s last two singles were dance-pop arrows aimed at the charts. Versed in house, pop, trad and electronic, Daithí’s music is edging ever closer to a more accepted form of UK pop. On ‘Have To Go’, with impressive vocal collaborations from soul singer Jesse Boykins III, that pitch is more obvious than before, mainly due… Read more »

Posted on March 19th, 2014

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Plus FKA Twigs, Kaytranada and Jungle get their first Irish gigs.

Electric Picnic has announced their first names for 2014 and it is impressive. Hitting Stradbally this year from Friday 29th – Sunday 31st August 2014 is Outkast! for starters plus: Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Foals, Pet Shop Boys, Paolo Nutini, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers, Lily Allen, St. Vincent, Simple Minds, London Grammar, Metronomy, Slowdive, Laura Mvula,… Read more »

Posted on March 19th, 2014

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Presenting a non-definitive overview of Irish music in the last five years

What song best represents Modern Ireland to you? What current singer/musician has a strong Irish identity you’d like to share with the globe? If you were sending a song out to the rest of the world and saying – “Listen to this not only is it Irish but it is awesome,” what would one track… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2014

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Plus, a report from her first festival show at SXSW last night.

Last night was the first official night of SXSW Music and Capitol subsidiary Harvest Records put on an impressive night of their artist roster including Young & Sick, Arthur Beatrice, Glass Animals and The Preatures. Most of the crowd present were there for Jillian Banks’ and her brooding atmospheric R&B. Her set was damn impressive…. Read more »

Posted on March 12th, 2014

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