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Three tracks of rock'n'roll through the ages.

Stefan Murphy’s name is the title but The Mighty Stef are very much a band these days with three others Gary Lonergan (Bass, keys), Brian Farrell (drums, percussion) and Daniel Fitzpatrick (guitars / keyboards) contributing. They’ve spent some time earlier this year in LA recording a new album with producer Alain Johannes (Queens of the… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2013

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Alt-indie rock atmospherics from Aoife Cleary.

Here’s a musician who I featured three years back who went quiet shortly afterwards. The former member of Irish band The Blonde Majority, Aoife Cleary has been working away ever since along with producer and mixer Fergal Davis. Now billing herself as Aoife Underwater, Cleary is back with ‘You Didn’t Break’ is remiscent of Emily… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2013

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Electronic-soul, atmospheric piano and a big falsetto lead McMorrow's comeback.

With James Vincent McMorrow’s second album Post Tropical on the way in early 2014 (January 10th) and his tour dates selling well, the timing is right to hear a track from it. And what a track. James can often be found on Twitter, extoling the virtues of music as varied as D’Angelo to Fiona Apple… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2013

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Vocodered disco-electronic funk from eh, Sligo.

While the name conjures up some sort of novelty Irish language Studio 54-loving mad cows in costumes, Sligo’s Dioscó Na mBó actually make music in a the realm of disco, electronic and funk. The band (Steven Conway, brother of Nile of Nouveaunoise, Rory Selby-Smith, Fionn Rogers and Jack Selby-Smith) haven’t got a huge amount online… Read more »

Posted on October 15th, 2013

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Watch Sleep Thieves’ one-shot video for ‘Sparks’

The video for Sleep Thieves’ song Sparks‘ by Neil Hoare keeps it simple by focusing the entire one-take video on singer Sorcha Brennan singing the song to camera at dim light and let’s the ominous Irish sky provide the backdrop to the performance.

Posted on October 15th, 2013

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Two for two in the excellent single stakes from the Dublin rockers.

Dublin rock band Spies received a hige amount of attention for their superb single ‘Distant Shoreline’ earlier in the year. Their new track ‘November Sun’, displays the same assured mastering of dynamics that the best rock bands have – the live-sounding production feels like you’re spying on them in their world effect rather than the… Read more »

Posted on October 15th, 2013

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Ben Bix is a singer, musician and producer who also plays in Dublin band Meltybrains? and runs the net label iH! Audio. In August he released an album of song-lead soundscapes on Psychonavigation Records called All Of The Variations At Once. From that album, ‘Meiji Cloud’ is a twisted orchestral soundscape that has been given… Read more »

Posted on October 14th, 2013

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Chilled post-club warmer vibes from the Irish producer.

I’ve been keeping an ear to Kilkenny man Pete Lawlor’s aka Replete’s productions for a while now. His last EP showed promise but I felt, didn’t stand out from the crowd enough for me to go back to or recommend. New song ‘Never This Way’ is a step away from that sound towards a more… Read more »

Posted on October 14th, 2013

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