Dublin R&B singer AikJ follows up his summery pop jam ‘Suite Life’ from last year with a laidback soulful on ‘Hidden Agenda’. No tricks, the song is a straight-up proposition to the girl in question. Follow Aik on Spotify.

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Sallay Matu Garnett aka Loah has been a regular on the Irish music scene over the last two years despite having yet released an EP or album. That’s because the Irish Sierra Leonean singer is a unique talent, a magnetising performer and any time you see her sing, whether it’s with Bantum last night at… Read more »

Posted on March 10th, 2017

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Jules Shawe used to play in the Die Hard-referencing Belfast band Nakatomi Towers and 2017 has seen her debut her new project Paths. Debut single ‘Neoprene’ was a charming indie-pop song with looped guitars and lo-fi beats and Jules has a visual-lead live show to boot. You can catch Paths live at @ Generator, Smithfield… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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I’ve been keeping an eye on Dublin singer-songwriter Katie Laffan ever since her EP of pop funk a couple of years ago. Katie has been taking her time to develop her craft and live show, which you can next hear at St. Patrick’s Festival’s Young Blood at the National Concert Hall (win tickets here) New… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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Ruairi Lynch aka Bantum’s Move album is nominated for a Choice Music Prize this week and to mark the occasion, here are two top-quality remixes from Irish artists Mix & Fairbanks and Phare (both from Newbridge, Kildare). M&F’s version of ‘Move’ takes the original’s metallic percussive loop and reworks it as a funky dancefloor stomper…. Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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One of the highlights from John Duignan and Conall Breachain’s third Choice-nominated The Cadences Of Others, ‘Reluctant Recluse’ now has a video by The Reelists which uses footage from the recording of the album in its making. Meta! “We wanted the video to incorporate scenes from the album recording and the videographers, Tommy & Kevin,… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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The gorogeous lead single from Talos’ upcoming album ‘Odyssey’ now has a video by label and director associate Brendan Canty aka Feel Good Lost. The idea of the video is concerned with the the disrupted feelings between two lovers in a relationship. Canty says: 

“Our main idea was to create a physical storm in a… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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It was no major surprise that someone who was thoughtful in writing about music as Shane Culloty would be able to turn his hand to writing reflective music in the vein of the music featured on The Torture Garden site but it is not a given. Many have not veen able to translate their love… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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For a musician who started out in the toy-bashing indie pop band Grand Pocket Orchestra, Paddy Hanna is a songwriter whose music has taken on a more serious grandiose tone in recent years and it’s a sound which really suits him. Coming after ‘Camaradie’, ‘Underprotected’ and ‘Austria’, ‘Bad Boys’ continues this classic pop songwriting vibe… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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