Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter who’s been bubbling under for a bit developing her sound. With an EP under her name from last year, Reddy worked with producer Darragh Nolan (Sacred Animals, producer with Johnny Stewart now Wolff and Dear Desert) at Asta Kalapa Studios on her new EP Hollowed Out Sea. ‘Distrust’ is her… Read more »

Posted on February 24th, 2016

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Antrim singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery has announced a second album Let Bad In to be released on May 27th. The album promises that the largely acoustic-based musician will take influences from Americana and hip-hop but on first single ‘Return To Form’ its the Lavery we know well coming through: Let Bad In‘s inception was inspired by… Read more »

Posted on February 17th, 2016

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The New York folk pop duo Overcoats spent last summer in Dublin winning over a new audiences before moving on to London and doing the same there. Now back in NYC, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell have a new single ready for us. ‘Nighttime Hunger’ features the girls’ melodic sensibilities to the fore set to… Read more »

Posted on February 17th, 2016

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Come On Live Long’s singer Robert Ardiff has concocted a solo EP of material between takes from his main band. The three-track EP The Fall comes across as one-half of the conversation that takes place musically in Come On Live Long with a strong songwriting identity shining through the largely acoustic and ambience-filled music. The… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2016

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One of the supreme attractions to the music of Little Green Cars is the powerhouse voice of Faye O’Rourke. On the band’s debut album on songs ‘My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me’, ‘The Kitchen Floor’ and ‘Please’ O’Rourke brought a strong feminine vocal and a dramatic urgency to those songs… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2016

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Last year, in April, ‘Goji Berry Sunset’, a song from a seven-track EP called Capricorn, from Armagh singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton aka Jealous Of The Birds turned heads. Less than a year later, Hamilton’s lo-fi acoustic whistling Moldy Peaches-style tune has been given a polish for her debut album Parma Violets in April, the only track… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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For a young artist in his twenties, Dubliner Cian Nugent is inspired by music of another age. His debut album Doubles was a favourite around here, featuring elongated John Fahey (revered American guitar bluesman) style songs. Since then, Nugent as released on on small but respected independent American labels like Matador and No Quarter. Musically… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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Rosa Nutty’s ‘Fine Print’ and her accompanying EP established the Dublin singer-songwriter as one to watch. Now, the track has a video made by Sean Clarke. Nutty is currently working out with a new live band and has a gig lined up on February 5th in the Bello Bar. Bunny by Rosa Nutty

Posted on December 17th, 2015

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Myles Manley released a mini-album this year featuring a firm favourite ‘Pay Me What I’m Worth’ (a good creed for any musician). The mini LP, More Songs, ends with ‘Slip into the Sea’, a slow-moving cosy song. For the video, experimental filmmaker Michael Higgins took to Sligo and filmed it on a friend’s farm with… Read more »

Posted on November 26th, 2015

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