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A roundup of this week's best songs with TALA, Sylvan Esso, MNEK, Four Tet, Hundred Waters & Twin Shadow

Tracks of the Week playlist 1. Tala – ‘Serbia’ Top quality rolling deep synth electronica from English/Iranian polymath TĀLĀ from her The Duchess EP. 2. Sylvan Esso – ‘Play It Right’ Two members from Mountain Man and Megafun team up on this new project. You might have heard ‘Coffee’ already, this is even better. 3.  MNEK… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2014

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The Canadian singer is on an Irish tour in April and May.

Jenn Grant is on an Irish tour at the end of the month that sees her take in gigs in Dublin, Dingle, Galway, Wexford, Cork and Belfast. The Nova Scotia singer was previously nominated for a Polaris Prize and has a new EP called Clairvoyant coming out on May 9th which features new songs, reworkings… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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A bombastic huge trap rework from the Cork producer.

Future’s ‘Move That Dope’ is my favourite rap song of the last while so it’s interesting to hear what Cork producer, and beat provider for Bun B and Young Thug, has come up with for his remix. And the answer is a bombastic huge trap beat for the vocals. Future – ‘Move That Dope’ (Cornerboy… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Tropical percussive R&B from the Oxford band's new album Zaba.

The new band that have captured my enthusiasm more than most this year, Oxford’s Glass Animals have had some great tracks in the lead-up to their debut album release Zaba on June Wolf Tone/Caroline International, whether it’s a Kanye cover, ‘Gooey’, ‘Holiest’ or ‘Black Mambo’. They were also one of my highlights at SXSW this… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Grimey strings and house music on a new Jiaolong 12" release.

Dan Snaith aka Caribou’s main man has had a fine line in dance productions under the name daphni for the last couple of years including slots at Forbidden Fruit and DJing back to back with Four Tet. He’s back with a new 12″ release on his Jiaolong label. Both tracks feature the violin work of… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Irish/Canadian band return with a more expansive sound.

Irish via Toronto band Nightbox have come back with new material to follow up their quietly bubbling but niche loved singles from the last two years. We have heard ‘Burning’, the title song from The Panic Sequence EP but ‘In The Rural’, their latest, pushes their sound into new directions that suit them. The band’s… Read more »

Posted on April 16th, 2014

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OTT warning: Whitesnake-style '80s hair metal balladry contained within.

Last year, Twin Shadow gave us a new track in the form of ‘Old Love/New Love‘ which was one of the best things George Lewis JR has done in a while (that second album isn’t great is it?) Well, on ‘To The Top’, he goes deep into Whitesnake-style ’80s hair metal balladry. It’s teetering so… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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A free download of some classic rock'n'roll swagger from The Minutes new album.

‘Cherry Bomb’ has been getting a baiting on Irish radio for the last month so it feels like there’s a lot of people who will be interested in hearing what The Minutes have come up with for album two Live Well Change Often on Model Citizen Records on Friday 9th May. ‘Supernatural’ sounds like the… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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