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If the title gives us a clue about anything about the music of Inni-K beyond specifics, it’s that Eithne Ní Chatháin’s debut album is rooted in the traditional and the mythic. The name, which informs the lyrics of the title track on the record, comes from an Irish legend and it feels fitting because the… Read more »

Posted on February 27th, 2015

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With a background conducting orchestras and hosting open mic nights New York’s Lower East Side, Cal Folger Day is not your typical American transplant to Dublin. Her latest solo release, the Adornament EP, was recorded on an 8-track in Woodstock with vocal takes captured in Brooklyn and Dublin and put together in Ohio. The music… Artists:

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Sufjan Stevens’ seventh album called Carrie & Lowell due on March 27th. The album is named after his mother and stepfather and addresses his mother’s death in 2012. It strips back his sound to arrangements that would be more akin to the folk style of Seven Swans than the bombastic busyness of The Age of… Read more »

Posted on February 16th, 2015

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Villagers have a third entitled Darling Arithmetic coming out on April 10th on Domino Records. The followup to {Awayland} is billed as an “intimate album entirely about love and relationships.” It was recorded at home in in O’Brien’s farmhouse loft with Conor playing every instrument – guitar, piano, Mellotron and brushes. It sounds like a… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2015

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A jovial intro track called ‘Guesty’, in which Johnnie Common offers to put his mate on the guestlist for a free gig sets the mood for the Glasgow musician’s second solo record. Throughout Trapped In Amber, Common’s winking Scottish brogue guides us through an endearing album that pauses for an absurd humorous moment like a… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2015

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Over two years on from the first time we heard SOAK aka Bridie Monds-Watson sing ‘Sea Creatures’ as a 16-year old Derry pup on Other Voices, the song remains one of her best. As she has progressed as a songwriter and in career, via signing to Chvrches’ Goodbye Records and then Rough Trade, the music… Read more »

Posted on January 20th, 2015

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The English folk singer Marika Hackman has shown she has a way with folk textures that places her in a similar sonic space to her collaborators Alt-J (she appears on their new album, shares a producer in Charlie Andrew and supported them live). Her 2013 mini EP That Iron Taste was a worthy first release… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2015

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The Newbridge band Knoxville Morning lead by Ciaran Dwyer, released an album in 2012 inspired by a road trip in the U.S. The band have been touring in Europe since, in Germany and Holland most recently, and thoughts have been brewing about the second album. The influences for new material have been closer to home… Read more »

Posted on December 22nd, 2014

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Lisa Hannigan has teamed up with An Postto raise funds for the Dublin Simon Community via Lisa singing a cover of ‘The Christmas Waltz’ as sung by Frank Sinatra in 1954. The song is featured on the ad for An Post and all €1 purchases of the track go towards Simon. The Christmas Waltz by Lisa… Read more »

Posted on December 9th, 2014

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