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Every Friday, four new music picks culled from the music blog hive mind are published as part of my Day & Night section. The magazine is out in print free with every copy of the Irish Independent on Friday so pick it up (or read it in the shop when the cashier isn’t looking).. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. Any one of these could be your new favourite band…


A three-piece from Glasgow trading in lo-fi motorik indie pop. Their debut song ‘Sleep With Me Baby’ has the creepy cute line “I wanna live in your home/ I wanna see what you do.”


There are cues galore taken from the entire canon of classic rock music in the sound of this U.S. duo’s own songs. There are nods to psychedelia, orchestral rock, ’70s rock riffs, French synth music and The Rolling Stones in their new single ‘Shuggie’ alone. Impressive.

New Desert Blues

Hailing from the Southern coast of England, this band tellingly call themselves “noir-Americana” and there’s certainly a downbeat country-rock to their dusty trail.

Solomon Grey

Two musicians separated by the great distance between the UK and Australia have somehow made some excellent music together. Debut song Firechild is an uplifting alternative pop song that sounds like a cross between Pet Shop Boys and TV On The Radio.

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