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Costello, Captain Moonlight, Linco, Reece, and Temper-Mental MissElayneous represent.

Yep, you read that right. Kilkenny’s Captain Moonlight teamed up with some of Dublin’s finest rappers for a song abut hurling and everything sounds well, better than a song about hurling and hip-hop should be. Great production by DJackulate and Danz. As Moonlight, who has written a song about hurling before, tells it: This is… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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The Bell X1 man gets his collab on.

Printer Clips is Paul Noonan’s new project where he teams up with Joan As Policewoman, Lisa Hannigan, Martha Wainwright, Gemma Hayes, Amy Millan, Julia Stone, Danielle Harrison, Cathy Davey, Maria Doyle Kennedy & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh for new music. A self-titled album is coming on May 23rd but before that there’ll be two EPs featuring the… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2014

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A sombre elegy from the Derry duo.

Derry producer Ryan Vail hasn’t had a new track in over a year and he’s back with his musical partner Katie Cosgrove for the lead track from a new EP on Champion Sound Recordings in the first week in May. ‘Grow’, the title track is a Morr Music-esque sombre electronic song which addresses the sudden… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2014

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The band have spent over three years making their second album.

The last we heard of Codes, they were on the receiving end of a nomination for a Choice Music Prize back in 2010. The band (Daragh Anderson – Lead Vocals, Guitar; Eoin Stephens – Bass, Synth; Vocals – Raymond Hogge – Guitar, Piano, Synth, Vocals; Niall Woods // Drums, Percussion, Samples, Vocals) relocated to London… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2014

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Patrick O'Laoghaire has already supported Anna Calvi. Next stop The Great Escape and a debut EP.

As a member of other bands prior including Slow Skies, Patrick O’Laoghaire struck us with his own debut track, ‘Monsoon’, a piano lullaby with a gorgeous chorus and subtle electronic touches that lift it out of the ordinary. He’s since gone on to support Anna Calvi on her European tour. He’s following up that opening… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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Amon Tobin-style beats from the duo accompanied by a dusky video from director Chris Lynch.

Late last year, I intro’d Contour, the vocal-lead electronic project from Conan Wynne, and primarily, Anna Doran on vocals. The pair have been working together on a live show and an EP called Chaos Theories which explores more bass and breaks, in the style of Amon Tobin. Wynne also expressed an interest in developing the… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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An electro pop stomper reinterpretation by the Galway girl.

Elaine Mai is back with another remix, this time for ‘Waiter’, an album highlight from Kingdom from Heathers, who are releasing the album in the US at the moment. A free download too.

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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A stunning cinematic accompaniment for one of the highlights from the Waterford man's album.

Deaf Joe’s From The Heights Of A Dream, was one of my recently recommended albums, is an exploratory neo-classical soundscape album informed by folk textures. Perfect for cinematic accompaniment, as provided here by director Neil O’Driscoll.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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