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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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The Bell X1 man gets his collab on.

Printer Clips is Paul Noonan’s new project where he teams up with Joan As Policewoman, Lisa Hannigan, Martha Wainwright, Gemma Hayes, Amy Millan, Julia Stone, Danielle Harrison, Cathy Davey, Maria Doyle Kennedy & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh for new music. A self-titled album is coming on May 23rd but before that there’ll be two EPs featuring the… Read more »

Posted on April 8th, 2014

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Patrick O'Laoghaire has already supported Anna Calvi. Next stop The Great Escape and a debut EP.

As a member of other bands prior including Slow Skies, Patrick O’Laoghaire struck us with his own debut track, ‘Monsoon’, a piano lullaby with a gorgeous chorus and subtle electronic touches that lift it out of the ordinary. He’s since gone on to support Anna Calvi on her European tour. He’s following up that opening… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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A gentle acoustic take on the electro original.

Here’s a really lovely acoustic cover of Chvrches’ ‘The Mother We Share’ from SOAK in Bridie Monds Watson’s inimitable own style. Her Blud EP is out now on Chvrches’ label Goodbye Records. Free download. Blud EP Blud EP by SOAK

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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The comparisons to Bon Iver are obvious but warranted.

Not content with life in his home of Australia, Dustin Tebbutt looked north. Where many Oz entertainment exports aim for UK success, Tebbutt looked further north to Sweden, a country with chillier climate but a hot music scene. His two years experience of working and making music there significantly influenced his musical output. New single… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2014

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Impressive return single for the Wexford singer's fourth album.

I’m not sure if Wallis Bird is as popular here as she is in parts of Europe (Germany/ Benelux / Austria / Switzerland) but it certainly doesn’t seem like she’s as well known here. Perhaps her strident Ani DiFranco-style acoustic pop has a more natural home outside of Ireland. For the first single, ‘Hardly Hardly’… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2014

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Her second album brims with a powerful intimacy despite the increased dynamism.

When you have a voice so striking you could hang a hat on it, it’s probably a good idea to hang your songs on it too. Angel Olsen’s 2012 debut album Half Way Home introduced us to the Missouri singer’s deep country-folk vibrato that sometimes sounded like an entrant in a yodelling competition and musically,… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2014

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The first properly-recorded single from the Derry singer on Chvrches' new label.

By now, readers of this site or any other site will have a rudimentary knowledge of the young Derry singer-songwriter SOAK who has played Other Voices and generally made people much older than her 17 years feel like a bit of a kid again. The big news in the past week was that SOAK signed… Read more »

Posted on January 29th, 2014

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Alphabeat singer goes solo, a two-minute viral hit about post-sex fear and Norwegian supernatural folk.

Stine Bramsen – Prototypical Danish band Alphabeat were either perfect pop music or like a bunch of kids TV presenters in a band depending on your point of view. Lead singer Stine Bramsen is striking out on her own and ‘Prototypical’, her ultra-melodic foot-stomping hand-clapping new single is a fine slice of pure pop without… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2014

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