Painter

With her first track ‘Station’, the 17 year-old Liverpudlian Holly Fletcher aka Låpsley sounded like a musician with aspirations far more refined than her peers. That eerie balladry is also heard on the affecting followup ‘Painter (Valentine)’, a joint-single released together with ‘Station’ and on Itunes now. The video is directly by her similarly-talented and… Read more »

Posted on July 17th, 2014

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The last we heard of the former singer of Golden Silvers, Gwilym Gold, he had utlitised a new format for music playback called Bronze for his Tender Metal album which subtly changed the arrangements of the songs for each listen. He’s back with a new single out now called ‘Muscle’, like the release’s artwork, it’s… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2014

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salthill

23 year-old Irish beat and soundtrack producer Revin Goff, from Galway has been posting songs on Soundcloud for about a year now. They range from the synth-waving clipping track of ‘Genocide City Zone’, the experimental beats of ‘Rain Shrine’, the distorted bedroom hip-hop beats of ‘Endgame’ and the electro-rock of ‘Harlots’. Clearly, there are influences… Read more »

Posted on July 9th, 2014

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unknwn

UNKNWN gave us the floating electronic track ‘BBY’ as a preview of their upcoming Devil/BBY release on Champion Sound Recordings. Now, the flipside, ‘Devil’ has arrived and Chris Hanna and Gemma Dunleavy’s new track is a shuffling atmospheric garage-house groover with some rising piano and dub-style synth stabs underpinning Dunleavy’s impressive lead vocal. The track… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2014

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The Dublin Guitar Quartet have been transcribing Philip Glass compositions for a number of years, and recording their Philip Glass’ string quartets for probably longer than they expected. The process of recording, the quartet’s Brian Bolger says, was hampered by “serious Fitzcarraldo vibes”. Launch gigs were cancelled, preamps were lost en route between countries, babies… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2014

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I’ve never quite been sure what to make of JJ, the Swedish duo whose entire operation seemed to be a semi-ironic draggy take on black music from a European angle. They’ve made some bewildering musical choices and lots of it, in the past, hasn’t been for me. There are always glimmers there though as if… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2014

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DJ

Waterford musician and songwriter Deaf Joe’s debut Burrowings showcased an abstracted folk sound. For the followup, From The Heights Of A Dream, out now on Delphi, Deaf Joe moves further into abstraction. Across 35-minutes and 9 tracks, the songs are exploratory with many leaving the impression of an artist trying out new ideas with almost-neoclassical… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2014

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twigs

FKA Twigs and inc., two recent new artist favourites around here have collaborated on a 7″ single/zine release out today (iTunes). The zine was authored by Twigs and the music, simply called ‘FKA x inc.’ is a collaborative effort and the two are well suited. It’s out on Young Turks and can be ordered here.

Posted on February 25th, 2014

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faws

One of the most characteristically unique electronic producers to emerge from Dublin’s burgeoning scene in the last few years was Faws. Over two EPs in 2012, the music released under the name by Frankie Grimes was predominantly minimal late-night laid back electronica with jazz, soul and R&B influences. There were a lot more people making… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2014

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