Evenings & Weekends, the subsidiary label of Loud Mouth Collective, has its third release upcoming from Mangetout, called the Throwing Shapes EP on September 30th. Normally a creator of more high-energy music like footwork and jungle, ‘Falling’ is indicative of a softer, ambient glow. The EP will be available digitally & with a limited edition… Read more »

Posted on September 21st, 2016




If you’re like me, you’re currently obsessing over the Netflix TV show Stranger Things and its mix of ET, The Goonies, Pan’s Labyrinth, Close Encounters, Stand By Me, Silent Hill and Super 8. Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg meets Guillermo Del Toro. While the four kids are the big stars of the show, the music… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2016


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Here’s something I don’t come across to often in my new music travels. El Grey are a Bray-based band who have just released an 18-minute “musical cosmos” that features no pre or post-production. ‘My names A, your names Zed (el-F#)’ is a live recorded track in the vein of contemporary cinematic piano ambience. It’s a… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2016



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Following on from the brittle brooding ‘Wounds’, Derry’s Ryan Vail has dropped a new track from next week’s release of his debut For Every Silence album for preview. Taking the two songs so far and Vail’s previous solo discography (3 EPs), we’re operating in whispered minimal electronic mode here. ‘Mirrors’ rides on an almost subliminal beat,… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2016



It’s been a quiet couple of years for Dublin duo Forrests on the recording front since the release of their debut EP Wilder in 2013 but Owen O’ Mahony and Paul O’Reilly have just released a new four-track EP today called Organs which was recorded in the intervening two years. It serves as a nice check-in… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2015



I spend most of my day listening to music of all tempos and styles, so when I get close to the night, and bed is calling, I rarely put on music. I used to fall asleep with headphones in my ears but those times are gone and sleep is more precious. Occasionally, my head will… Read more »

Posted on October 22nd, 2015


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The Mayo composer and pianist Conor Walsh has been making some impressive neo-classical electronic-smudged tracks that would equally be at home on a film soundtrack as they would on your headphones. So his teaming up with the classical/contemporary-leaning collective Ensemble makes a lot of sense for his debut  EP The Front which gets a 12″ vinyl… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2015




Despite a lot of local respect from musicians and music enthusiasts alike, the music of Katie Kim remains relatively under the radar, perhaps because Katie is more interested in her craft than a career. For her new single ‘Foreign Fleas’, which slipped out quietly, Katie teamed up with Ruadhan O’Meara of Magic Pockets who amps… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2015