This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Kestine ft Outsider YP – Heartache Coming from a religious background, Cork based rapper Kestine has brought a gospel music appreciation into his own style of rap. Here he teams up with Outsider YP on their new… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2017

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Kenny Hanlon’s dance label Apartment Records have returned after a two year break with their tenth release. This time around, the music comes from American dance music producer Chase Smith who previously worked on WT Records, R Zone and Argot. Apartment Records are known for touching on various electronic music styles (this 2013 release is… Read more »

Posted on November 8th, 2017

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“How lucky is Cork to have that dude? Hip-hop MVP of the country for years now. Obviously he does so much sterling grunt work setting up gigs and keeping things ticking over like the underground trooper he is, but his artistry is so damn high-level. DJ-wise, on a modern hip-hop tip, there’s not many out… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Lilla Vargen – Downtown Northern Irish artist Lilla Vargen has this past few months, burst into life with her live performances and a debut single. It has been a most welcome activity as the song and shows… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2017

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To follow up their debut self-titled album, Bicep dropped a new EP of three tracks today lead by album highlight and previously released ‘Glue’ but also featuring an acid synth-roller called ‘DLR’ and the motorik bass of ‘Metro’ which is a new favourite. Glue EP by Bicep There’s also an official video for ‘Glue’ released… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2017

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Last year, IMLÉ were one of the Irish language bands that were doing something different. Featuring three vocalists of different shades: singer Fergal Moloney, punk poet-style Marcus Mac Conghail’s and rapper MC Muipéad, their self-titled debut album from last year meditative folk, pop and rap styles in our native tongue to impressive effect. A vinyl… Read more »

Posted on November 1st, 2017

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With a run of singles that established the band’s primary influences as those from ’80s rock and post-punk, Autre Monde’s debut EP, which is released Friday on Popical Island, digs deeper on those sounds and brings in new tricks and treats. The four all-new songs on the EP have a “murkier” way about them, suitably… Read more »

Posted on October 31st, 2017

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Northern Irish artist Lilla Vargen has this past few months, burst into life with her live performances and a debut single. It has been a most welcome activity as the song and shows have resonated and she’s not ready to stop there. Majical Cloudz’s ‘Downtown’ is already a devastatingly effective song in the hand’s of… Read more »

Posted on October 26th, 2017

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Having been around a few years now as an active project, Conan Wynne and Anna Doran’s joint music project Contour is now releasing a full-length. The pair’s musical dynamics are typically textured electronic music released over EPs and once-off tracks, with Wynne’s varied production drawing influence from disparate genres from jazz, funk, drum and bass… Read more »

Posted on October 26th, 2017

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Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell were formerly of the band Halfset but in recent times, they’ve recalibrated themselves and the friends of 20 plus years have been make electronic music as Mount Alaska. that is reminiscent of Moderat and Burial on three previous singles. Their fourth track on Language Recordings arrives shortly before their set… Read more »

Posted on October 25th, 2017

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Tipperary singer Molly Sterling, is a 19 year-old who has been trekking her own creative path for a number of years and it feels like it’s now finding a place of resonance. Her latest single ‘Plan Static’ is a piano-lead ballad based wholly in reality and all its flaws, that has intimacy in its construction… Read more »

Posted on October 24th, 2017

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The new Dublin band Little One featured here earlier this year with a “post/indie” tag and an M.O that has their music shared among various singers like Faustina Finnerty (Pockets), and Catherine Smyth (Vernon Jane & Farrah Elle) among the singers. The followup to ‘L/0’ continues the atmospheric guitar pop sound with ‘The Habit’ a… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Tribal Dance – Flongo Math rock makes a return to the Irish music scene! Tribal Dance reminds me of all the Richter Collective gigs, the music of Not Squares and Cap Pas Cap that had a big… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

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Soulé’s ‘What Do You Know’ dropped a few short weeks ago and has racked up 600k plays on Spotify in a five weeks. Now, she slays it in a video that echoes the song’s period of celebrating being away from a toxic relationship. Soulé keeps it lit on her own. Good to see a Repeal… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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Bad Bones emerged as one of the highlights from Hard Working Class Heroes festival this year but anyone who has caught her dancer-featuring live show or her considered audio-visual releases since Sal Stapleton started the project will be aware of the producer’s unique vision. Following the release of newest single ‘You’, Sal turned the song… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 2017

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