All of these songs either featured in the Irish music section, my regular updated Spotify playlist or my Irish Times Irish music column. 30. Abovedat – ‘Better’ Low-end thriving electronic house-pop single with pitched silky vocal from Cork’s Stevie G and Ian Ring (formerly of Young Wonder). 29. Fionn Regan – The Meeting of the… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017



Here’s a more in-depth look at 20 of my 75 already-revealed songs of 2017 so far. Get them in a playlist here. 20. Maggie Rogers – ‘On + Off’ It’s a testament to Maggie Rogers’ songwriting that I considered three of the four songs from her debut EP for this. ‘On + Off’ is the… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2017


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So we reach the halfway mark of the year and I present to you a list of my 25 most-played and enjoyed records of the year so far. Songs to follow. 25. Sir Was – Digging A Tunnel This debut album from the Swedish musician Joel Wästberg reminds me of Caribou, Bibio and Paul White…. Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2017


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