Hilary Woods

In 2014, the former JJ72 bassist Hilary Woods took back her own music story with solo music of her own. That music was atmospheric and brooding in its tones and for Hilary’s upcoming Heartbox EP (June 10th on Blood Orange), that sound has moved on once again to a more stringent version of that atmosphere… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2016

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Wild Beasts are set to release their new album Boy King on August 5th this year and they just released the album’s first singe; ‘Get My Bang’, a slinky pop cut that sounds like it’s about riding. The presser says Boy King is the band “back to being pissed off” which probably translates to Wild… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2016

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This is a great Prince cover. Neon Indian and friends who include Holy Ghost, Kristin Kontrol, Ejecta, Xenia Rubbings, Adeline from Escort, Hannah Cohen and Midnight Magic perform a faithful but superlative Prince’s ‘Pop Life’. Video co-directed and produced by Alan Palomo and Jim Larson.

Posted on May 24th, 2016

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Donegel musician Keith Mannion aka Slow Place Like Home has released a fine collection of EPs and a rebooted, retinkered debut called Romolo late last year. Today, Mannion releases a new double-sided single of ‘Tiger Lily’ and ‘Friday’ on 10″ vinyl. Watch the video for ‘Tiger Lilly’ set in a van featuring Mannion and his… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

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Ensemble Ériu released one of the most exciting albums of contemporary trad music in recent years so it’s a delight to hear that the seven-piece group will release a second album, entitled Imbas in June as a joint release on Raelach Records and Ensemble Music label (Loah, Conor Walsh). Imbas will feature six tracks of… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

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Follow the Nialler9 New Music playlist on Spotify. This week’s additions include new songs from The Invisible, Grace Lightman, Classixx and more. Check out the Songs of the week Soundcloud playlist. 1. Lyra ‘Emerald’ The Cork-born artist drops her second single. The London-based Cork artist Lyra debut with an impressively polished ambient pop song called ‘Rabbit In… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

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The gear change that happens when an artist shifts to the next level of their craft is cause for a celebration. When it arrives in conjunction with a spotlight on their genre, it’s one of fascination. After 13 years, the North London MC Skepta has hit his stride and is bringing a focus and an… Read more »

Posted on May 20th, 2016

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Despite all its problems with trying to keep users and labels happy at the same time, Soundcloud is still very good at recommending tracks to me once the track I’m listening to ends. ‘Faultless’ is one of those songs. I know I shouldn’t compare a female artist to Kate Bush as it feels lazy but… Read more »

Posted on May 19th, 2016

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BBNG May 2016

Last year, Future Islands rapped with Madlib on the stonking track ‘Trouble Knows Me’, while Canadian jazzy hip-hop instrumentalists BadBadNotGood did a band reinterpretation of ‘Seasons (Waiting On You’) and made an album with Ghostface Killah that was in my top 10 of 2015. That collaborative streak strikes here on ‘Time Moves Slow’, the first… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2016

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