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The Toronto band Doomsquad began life making “sandpaper-cheesegrater folk music,” but the transition on second album Total Time sometimes feels removed from that description, that it sounds like it might have been a joke. One thing that Doomsquad, siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas, could have been called is psychedelic. Total Time is full of psychedelia… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2016

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Ahead of some live dates this summer, Todd Terje and his dance troupe/band The Olsens have announced a double vinyl EP of remakes/covers of tracks by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Boney M, Vangelis and remixes of the tracks. The Big Cover-Up is released on June 17th on Terje’s own Olsen records. The tracklist is velow and… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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New music from Jeremy Hickey aka Rarely Seen Above Ground is always welcome around these parts. The Kilkenny multi-instrumentalist, drummer and singer last tracks ‘I’ll Be There’ was a moody shape-shifter and ‘Don’t Move So Fast’ had a Suicide-esque groove. This new song ‘Leave A Light On’, further pushes his palette in new directions. A… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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Simi Crowns is a part of the new breed of Irish/African musicians that includes much of the Word Up Collective and Rusangano Family, the cross polination of Irish experiences and African roots. Simi Crowns, a Lagos-born rapper featured here for his pop-centred rap track ‘Pressure’ in 2014 and ever since he’s been pushing his craft… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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I’ve been listening to the new album from Christine & The Queens a fair bit over the last month and it’s been growing on me a lot. I’ve been playing ‘Tilted’ and ‘iT’ on my TXFM show since the start of the year but the Héloïse Letissier’s music was only starting to click recently. Now,… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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Dublin singer-songwriter Callum Orr released his second EP, Dawning Throes in the Unitarian Church last week. The EP, recorded with Darragh Nolan suggest a blossoming expressive acoustic folk pop songwriter across its seven tracks. An easy highlight, is ‘Love’ which blossoms itself from bright guitar plucks to an full-flight orchestral and electronics movement. Orr is… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2016

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aboveDat is a new project brought to you by two of Cork’s brightest music talents – OG Stevie G, DJ, vinyl lover and radio presenter with REDFM and his younger Ian Ring, producer with Young Wonder. Last year, Stevie got into the releasing game on his Soul Jamz label with a track worked on by… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2016

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We look for signs that Dublin’s heart’s still beating, That concrete and glass and peelers and mass, they haven’t stopped the people from screaming, Being trapped by all the cameras you’re inclined to stay at home, And forget some songs were written to remind you you weren’t born Lynched sing about realities, often harsh and… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2016

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