sisters

Prototypal young gun-slinging alt-rock.

Sisters are a new alt-rock band consisting of Andrew (drums), Aoife (bass/vocals) and Niall (guitar/vocals) from Limerick now based in London who have been working with Irish and London-based producer and recording engineer Alalal, Al O’Connor, who has worked with Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth, and Bruno Mars. They’ve been together since July 2012 and have… Read more »

Posted on November 29th, 2013

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Dublin drips with seedy neon shades in this Steve Mogerley music video.

Alien-pop is still a handy shorthand for what Laura Sheeran and Marc Aubelle do under the name Nanu Nanu. As heard on their debut album Unit One, this is music with experimental electronic touches with a dystopian edge and therefore a cinematic one. They, em, dropped their last video for ‘Drop’ a few week ago… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2013

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apeivity

A pre-Chrimbo treat track is a nice precursor for 2014.

Looking through the Fight Like Apes discography (i.e. listening to the music they’ve released), some of their best tunes are the ones that pair a raucous energy with an emotional heft – ‘Tie Me Up With Jackets’, ‘Knucklehead’, ‘Poached Eggs’ and ‘Battlestations’. ‘Carousel’ is one of those tracks, a Fight Like Apes song with their… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2013

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fictionpeks

Spoken word and a song built on a bed on synths from the new Dublin band.

Fiction Peaks are a relatively new Irish band consisting of Cillian Kenny, Brian Giles and Joey Doyle. They’re currently recording their debut album Citizens and have only played a handful of gigs around Dublin from what I can see. They had an EP earlier in the year that Eoghan posted about but it seems to… Read more »

Posted on November 27th, 2013

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biggles

A subtle twinkling reworking of the Remember Saturday opener.

Biggles Flys Again’s Remember Saturday album (stream here) continues to bear some lovely fruit after the recent Colm Russell music video. Waterford producer Brian McCartan The Casanova Wave has added some twinkling sparkling production to the album’s opener on this free download: Biggles Flys Again – ‘Morning’ (The Casanova Wave Remix) Naomi says it’s from… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2013

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benihana

Naas electronic duo package their first release.

Benihana, the electronic twosome from Naas are Will Molloy and Billy Archbold. They released some impressive tracks this year that featured the sounds of ’90s electronica in its waves. The pair have collated their best tracks to date – the Mount Kimbie-esque ‘Vanish’ and the cinematic ‘Festivals’ and have packaged it them as an EP… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2013

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subaltern

Dublin duo release their first track in over a year.

It was last summer when Alex Lawes & Sean Merrigan first appeared with a brance of impressive analogue electronic tracks as Subaltern. They warned us then they liked “doing everything the long way around” so it’s not that surprising that despite some live supports of late, the pair have taken over a year to release… Read more »

Posted on November 25th, 2013

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bouts2

The video for 'Pliable Me' is sweet but very NSFW.

It’s not every week, or every year you see an Irish music video with nudity or graphic sex scenes. We’re still a prudish country after all, and a small one. Spice Burger’s music video for Bouts’ ‘Pliable Me’ features a series of Irish couples engaging in intimate sexual experiences. It’s very NOT SAFE FOR WORK… Read more »

Posted on November 25th, 2013

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Clockwork Noise – ‘The Tourists’

This is how to make a good music video on the cheap.

I gave a talk last night about Music In The Digital Age for Budweiser’s Future Sounds project and one of the things I talked about was using cheap digital tools to your advantage. When it comes to music videos, they don’t have to cost the world and a bit of ingenuity goes a long way…. Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2013

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