TRM are back.  Not only are their live dates around Ireland next month but there’s rumours that there will be new music on the way from The Redneck Manifesto too. The band’s four albums (Friendship, I Am Brazil, Cut Your Heart Off From Your Head, Thirtysixstrings) and two EPs (Seven Stabs, Rmnmn) from the years 2001… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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Last week the 202s gave us a listen to the lead track from their EP Up In The Air, “a slice of harmonica-assisted lilting indie pop music.” Today, the band release that EP which features a retro-electro remix of ‘Who Cares About Sunshine’ by Lights 106 and a remix of the title track by Jape,… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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One of Ireland’s most promising musicians, Cork lady Marlene Enright has released a fine series of singles in the last year and a bit. Next month, Enright will release her debut album Placemats and Second Cuts on March 24th this year. Like previous singles ‘Alchemy’, ‘Underbelly’ and ‘When The Water Is Hot’, ‘123’ draws from… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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London-based band HAWK have released a new song inspired by Galway vocalist Julie Hawk’s friend being followed home on a night out. ‘Take it Away’ is a tumultuous slice of indie rock with layers of vocals and an impending harmonic creepiness that sets the backdrop for the story. Her friend was told that she “shouldn’t… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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Six years after the release of their debut album which drew favourable reviews and comparisons to Stereolab and Broadcast from yours truly, the 202s returned last year with ‘Oh My My’. This month, the trio return with a new four-track EP next week which will feature a Jape remix and will be available from Bandcamp…. Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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There’s an undeniable influence on Reuben James‘ impressive new track ‘What You Want’. The flow of Kendrick Lamar looms large in the voice of James, a young Dublin MC whose main claim to fame is that he came first in The Step Inn’s Step’s Got Talent competition and he has songs with Hare Squead’s Jessy… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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The Dublin beatmaker Plant Food dropped a fine EP of Brainfeeder-style beats late last year, that suggests a talent yet to be fully explored. Meanwhile, Ganiyu TLG is an Athy, Kildare-based emcee and member of MASSAI313 hip-hop society whose music has moved between rap, grime, electronic and dance music, trying out different styles (more heard below)… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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David Kitt released his first album in in his own name in in eight years on New Year’s Day . His seventh album The Nightsaver came out in 2009. Yous is an understated record, a singer-songwriter record in the vein of his early work. He is accompanied mostly by guitar and the violin and voice… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

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As trailed back in November with Donal Dineen reflecting on the No Disco TV show and the lack of current outlets for music not of a mainstream disposition, for music of a high-grade artistic disposition. It promised a new kind of show and that show debuted on Christmas Eve on Facebook. Made with Myles O’Reilly… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

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