Every Friday, four new music picks selected from music blogs 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. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook.


Described by UK site The Line Of Best Fit as the “bastard love-child of Alphabeat and Passion Pit”, this Newcastle band’s debut song ‘Move’ is an infectious celebratory dance-pop anthem.

George Maple

With Jessie Ware conquering North America audiences, the time is right for more electronic-tinged slinky soul music. Enter young London-based Aussie vocalist George Maple, who has collaborated with Flume and has a gorgeous debut single called ‘Uphill’.