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If ‘Empty Nesters’ was a alt-rock curveball, ‘Buffalo’ resets the mood from a Pavement-style track to a psychedelic song, the kind of thing that Chaz Bundick’s Toro Y Moi project is known for. It’s a smooth groove, that takes from a 70s rhythm and builds on it with a synth-indie pop sensibility of our time…. Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2015

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Mullingar’s The Academic were one of the best live bands I saw last year on my four week stint around Ireland for Guinness Amplify. The four lads consisting of Craig Fitzgerald, Dean Gavin, Stephen Murtagh and Matt Murtagh also left a big impression with their debut single ‘Bear Claws’ and they’ll hope to keep it… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

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Liverpool-based producer and Fly High Society’s SertOne is back with ‘Lost & Found’, a new single released on Feel Good Lost today featuring the vocal talent of Australian singer Maribelle. The track features a suspended footwork rhythm that we’ve heard Sert work before but Maribelle’s voice brings an R&B pop edge to the track. The… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

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Sometimes it’s best to wipe a clean slate and start anew. Kool Thing, the Berlin-based trio of Julie Chance, Jon Dark and Valentin Plessy have been trying out different styles beyond the electronic indie of their debut. What they uncovered was a new sound, one that didn’t fit into Kool Thing so a name change… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlist on Spotify | Soundcloud The songs Hot Chip -‘Huarache Lights’ All Tvvins – ‘Thank You’ Father John Misty – ‘The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment’ Portico – ‘101’ feat. Joe Newman of Alt-J Fort Romeau & New Jackson – ‘Not… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

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Having played her first ever gig last week in London, the Dublin singer Louise Cunnane, Blooms, has dropped ‘Fall’ a track that might be her best yet. Production comes from Kobina and Gil Lewis, and the song’s whirring synth, glassy percussion and sparse guitar is a suitable backdrop for Blooms’ most hopeful vocal of her… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

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Dublin indie-rock band Spies have a new EP on the way entitled Sea Creature due on March 30th on limited vinyl. The track is true to the band’s atmospheric rock identity with guitars, drums and synths providing an undulating backdrop to Michael Broderick’s vocals, recalling the best of ’80s rock. The EP was recorded by… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

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Quet Arch is a new label from the people behind Champion Sound Recordings for non-electronic releases and the first propler release on the label is an intriguing one as it pairs two of Northern Ireland’s brightest talents together for a seven track release under the name Sea Legs. The Derry producer and singer Ryan Vail… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

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