Following a pair of haunting yet accomplished full-lengths, trad/Kraut/proggers The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock have finally completed the studio recording of Lockout, a large-scale historical piece centred around an eighteen-piece guitar orchestra in previous live excursions. The piece tells the story of the 1913 Lockout, the struggle of Dublin workers against exploitative working conditions,… Read more »

Posted on January 19th, 2018

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As predicted earlier this month in our new albums to look forward to piece, Daniel Avery is indeed following up his excellent 2013 album Drone Logic with Song For Alpha on April 6th this year on Phantasy. It is preceded by a new four-track EP Slow Fade out today on 12″ vinyl that suggests the… Read more »

Posted on January 19th, 2018

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Paddy Hanna has shared new track ‘Toulouse The Kisser’ from his album Frankly, I Mutate which will be released on March 2nd. The track stays true to the unique Paddy Hanna sound on previous releases such as ‘Bad Boys’ and ‘Mario Lanza’, upbeat and joyous packed with strings and playful lyrics. “It’s a travelogue of… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2018

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David Kitt is releasing a four-track EP titled Still Don’t Know through All City Records on 10″ vinyl and digital tomorrow. Nialler9 has the first listen of the EP. The EP precedes the physical release of his eighth studio album ‘Yous’ on the same label on March 9th. The album was released at the start… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2018

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There’s scarcely any more need to talk up Limerick hip-hop at this stage: the efforts of the MusicGeneration crew and Unscene Music platform in the city have resulted in a generation of innovative and empowered creators doing their thing on their own terms. Rappers like Jonen Dekay, Same D4ence and producers like Co. Clare’s Mankyy… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2018

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Dundalk singer-songwriter Shane Clark or Elephant’s latest release ‘Waiting Game Part II’ from his new album to be released later this year represents a more stripped back and emotive sound compared to his previous release ‘Time Will Tell’. The track takes us back to his earlier stripped back sound, rich in ambience throughout with lyrics… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2018

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One of Cork’s lesser-known musical success stories is Robert O’Halloran, a beatmaker better known in Irish hip-hop circles as Jar Jar Jr. (or jar jar jr, as the kids say). Assembling jazzy, lo-fi beats of the old-school persuasion, O’Halloran’s traversion of “the Rhodes less travelled”, to coin his own phrase, has led to a dedicated cult… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2018

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Last year, Cian Sweeney debuted his 1000 Beasts electronic project with two songs last year ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Got This Feeling’ which established his M.O, as a producer who would be working with different singers over releases. For his first 2018 release, ‘Lord (It’s OK)’, Sweeney has teamed up with former X-Factor contestant Janet Grogan for… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2018

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Onra follows up the third release in his Chinoseries, with a return to his roots of “future funk,” as heard on the 2010 album Long Distance. That album’s late ’80s shimmering synths and New Jack Swing and & ’80s R&B influences return on Nobody Has To Know , his newest album which gets a release… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2018

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21 year-old independent artist and BIMM Dublin student Rob Toal-Lennon or RTL’s new EP Much Love is a body of work built up over the past five years that depicts five definitive moments in his life. “This is an accumulation of five years of planning, writing & recording. A transition of sound/taste over five years…. Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2018

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Dubin-based composer and producer Des Garvey or This Fresh Hell has teamed up with singer-songwriter Niamh McGoldrick for his debut single ‘Intact’ out now on Little L Records. The track is an atmospheric journey full of synths, cymbals, sax and percussion with mesmerising lyrics and echoing vocals from Niamh McGoldrick taking you into a dark… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2018

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Irish sisters Sophie and Laura O’Keeffe AKA Kudos‘ debut album Perfect is set to be released on the Beefy Music Label on May 11th. The album was written and recorded on St. Helena Island in South Africa where they have been living since 2014. The debut track off the album ‘Pass Another Glass’ is atmospheric… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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Nomadic harmony folk duo The Lost Brothers have released a video for their new track ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ directed by Gavin Wood for the album out 26th January. “We wrote the song ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ at the foot of Slieve Foye in Carlingford- spent a few days walking the lough and that song… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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Dublin-based independent producer and DJ Dónal Sharpson or DoubleScreen released his Wasta Wasta EP in May of last year. His new track ‘Sheikah’ off the EP bears a Bonobo-esque sound, an upbeat feel good mix of brass, playful synths, afro drum beats and catchy riffs that will set you in a happy trance. This one… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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District Magazine launched a collaboration album with all proceeds going to Pieta House. The album, released on District Recordings label is a compilation of unreleased material from 20 Irish hip-hop artists including JYellowL, This Side Up, Wastefellow, Neomadic, Rebel Phoenix, Mathman and many more. The album is available for purchase on District Magazine’s Bandcamp for… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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