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Ignore what you thought was going on when you heard ‘Bang That’, that recent Disclosure song that was more a throwaway track / DJ tool than anything else. ‘Holding On’ is their new single proper from their forthcoming second album and sounds like the Disclosure MK I you know well. The song is on iTunes… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2015

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Niamh Walsh, Niall Cooke, Shawn Brennan and Seán Walsh make up the new Dublin band Silent Interlude who namecheck Daughter, London Grammar and The xx as inspirations. The band’s debut five-track EP Fate or Faith is out this week and has some of those influences in its DNA along with some louder rock sounds. Check… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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Jape

Richie Egan was one of the DJs presiding over Mother’s We Are Family almighty party in District 8 on Saturday to celebrate the Marriage Referendum passing with flying colours. ‘Harrington Street’, a new Jape demo song uploaded to his Soundcloud is on the quieter end of things but evokes much about the city and its… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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This week’s selection is recent new music highlights as I never made one last week due to being at The Great Escape. So here is a mixtape of the best tracks since the last one of these taking in the Newcastle folk singer Jack Houlsby, new artists in the intense but brilliant Anna B Savage,… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Part One Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’ Real Lies – ‘North Circular’ Jack Garratt – ‘The Love You’re Given’ Le Galaxie – ‘Put The Chain On’ Shamir – ‘On The Regular’ Jamie… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

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overcoats

Overcoats are a New York-based duo who describe their music as “electro-folk-soul”, an accurate descriptor for their melodic ambient pop folk songs so far (that’s mine). The two 21 year olds, Hana Elion & JJ Mitchell, are moving to Dublin next month to write their full-length album, as they came here last year and enjoyed… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2015

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Psychedelic clipart animation inspired by the Currents album artwork forms the basis on the new Tame Impala video which is basically the 2015 version of Dire Straits’ ‘Money For Nothing’ . It was made by Weirdcore: ‘Visually for me, the video is like a kind of homage to Hipgnosis artwork, as I feel Tame Impala’s… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2015

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Arborist – ‘Twisted Arrow’ (Feat. Kim Deal)

‘Twisted Arrow’, the new song from Belfast singer-songwriter Arborist, only has Kim Deal (formerly of Pixies, The Breeders) on backing vocals. Mark McCambridge just chanced his arm emailing one of his heroes and she was into it. Nice. Her vocal was recorded in Dayton, Ohio and it fits the track’s wistful country folk as does… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2015

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Shamir Bailey opens his debut album with a song about his hometown in North Las Vegas (his debut EP was called Northtown) The song is worth highlighting because in an age where geographical nuance has given way to universal lyrics, it’s nice to hear a singer write a song about what they know and Vegas… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2015

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