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The Limerick band Bleeding Heart Pigeons, consisting of Mícheál Keating (vocals/guitar), Cathal Histon (synths, samples and vocals) and Brendan McInerney (drums) have been together as a band for eight years already. Now, only in their twenties, and now signed to London’s AMF Records , they’ve announced a second EP, A Hallucination, to be released on… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2015

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below. The songs Shura – ‘White Light’ Joy Orbison & Boddika – ‘TMTT’ Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Wanna Be Cool Leon Bridges – Coming Home The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ Disclosure – ‘Holding On’ (Gus Pirelli 7″ VIP… Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s Sea Legs project birthed beguiling music that takes in Donegal fishing, coastal town living and moving music on their joint recent EP. Lavery himself is playing a Nialler9 show in Fitzwilliam Square this Sunday. In conjunction with their label, Quiet Arch, we are offering the stems of the song ‘The… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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Seamus Fogarty is an Irish songwriter and musician who has long since flown from his Mayo homeland. Embedded in the British folk scene, Fogarty released a superb album in 2012 called God Damn You Mountain, which brought his folk music together with field recordings and more ambient touches. Three years later, Fogarty has returned to… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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The long-awaited first new bit of music from Beach House has arrived. From their album Depression Cherry, due out on August 28th on Bella Union, ‘Sparks’ has a much grander sonic space than we are used to from the pair. The song on first listen has strains of My Bloody Valentine with guitar and synths… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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The Mark Noonan-directed film You’re Ugly Too is coming to cinemas on July 24th. Starring Aidan Gillen, the film concerns Will, who is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey, played by Lauren Kinsella. That’s the trailer below. Dave Geraghty of Bell X1 and Join Me In The Pines provided… Read more »

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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I introduced you to the melodic ambient pop folk New York duo Overcoats recently through their excellent track ‘The Fog’. Just this week, Hana Elion & JJ Mitchell moved to Dublin for the summer, where they will be recording their debut album. New song ‘Smaller Than My Mother’ pushes their sound further into looped vocal… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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Kieran Hebden and jazz drummer Steve Reid had a fortuitous partnership across the generations that allowed the pair to explore new forms in jazz and improvised electronic, not to mention make four albums, three recorded live in a short time period and another Tongues, more of a traditional studio record but not by much. After… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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It’s become increasingly harder for new artists to stand out in the field of R&B, such has the genre become so overwhelmed with a new style that relies on electronic production and the rise and fall dynamics that can be achieved with synth filters and drops. The Los Angeles singer Gallant has been one such… Read more »

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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