The Truth About Irish Hip Hop is an upcoming documentary, Directed and produced by Gavin FitzGerald & Mark Hayes, examining the state of Irish hip=hop in 2017 and features interviews with Rusangano Family, This Side Up, Mango & MathMan, Fifth Element & Doublescreen, Jafaris, Ophelia MC, myself and more. The Truth About Irish Hip Hop… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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Hare Squead have followed up their Supernormal EP from last year with a new laidback single ‘Pure’. The trio of Jessy Rose, Tony Konstone and Lilo Blues recently feature on Goldlink’s album on a remix of their track ‘Herside Story’ and played support to him in London this week. ‘Pure’ is a low tempo R&B… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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All Tvvins have followed up their debut album IIVV with a special collaborative single with James Vincent McMorrow on duet with Conor Adams. The song ‘Alone Together’ holds intact those stadium-rock dynamics that Adams and Lar Kaye do so well but the song definitely falls in a more electronic pop vein than before. The two… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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A Nialler9 featured regular Sorcha Richardson, the Irish but New York-based musician and songwriter has always been one to spend time with, whatever the style that she’s working with. ‘4AM’ begins with the line “I dropped my headphones in the harbour, so I hummed your song the whole way home.” and adds some electronic texture… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Check out this new 12 track compilation from a new Irish label dealing in ambient and electronic music. The compilation features tracks from six Irish artists including Oli, Moses, Baron Samedi, Fes and Oíche Déanach Guy Ólta. Tóg do chroí briste, a dhéanamh ealaín! Take your broken heart, make art! The comp is on Bandcamp… Read more »

Posted on June 8th, 2017

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Limerick musician Rory Hall aka Proper Micro NV played his debut live set at Homebeat and Nialler9’s inaugural Future Proof gig series earlier this year. He’s now playing the Wonderlust stage on Saturday June 24th at Body&Soul Festival this month. I’ve been featuring his music for a while. In advance of that set, the 22… Read more »

Posted on June 7th, 2017

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The actor (Orphan Black, Redwater, The Conjuring 2, Sing Street), writer, filmmaker (she’s just completed her own film A Different Kind of Day) and musician Maria Doyle Kennedy returns to the latter with a new song ‘Pride’ to trail the release of a as-yet untitled album due later this year. The song has an expansive… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Sea Pinks, the Belfast guitar pop trio spearheaded by Neil Brogan, on guitar and vocals, Steven Henry on bass and Davey Agnew on drums continue their forays into creating good time guitar vibes with flecks of surf-rock and specks of outsider power pop. But as Neil says, those references aren’t the whole story. “We’re often… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Saint Sister, the atmosfolk duo of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty today release a new single in advance of gigs this summer which include a big headline show in the National Concert Hall on June 7th and the dates listed below. ‘Causing Trouble’ expands the duo’s core sound with more instrumentation than before, while keeping… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Ailbhe Reddy released a video for the highlight from her new Attach To Memory EP, which is now out. The video for ‘Fingertips’ features the singer getting smeared and groped with paint. It’s gross. Ailbhe plays the Nialler9 Homebeat Future Proof gig tonight also featuring Soulé and Le Boom, in association with O’Haras Beers. Ailbhe’s… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2017

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Corkmen Stevie G and Ian Ring’s abovedat project recently gave us the belter of a house pop single ‘Better’ and now Lochlainn McKenna has made a great music video for the track which was conceived at the First Cut Youth Film Festival music video comp run by Brendan Canty and David Leister. In the video,… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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Fresh from The Great Escape, The Belfast three piece Beauty Sleep return with a new single ‘All In’ showcasing Ryan McGroarty, Cheylene Murphy and Aimee Williamson’s dream-pop aesthetic and the lead track from debut EP Nature Will Eat Me. ‘All In’ has some sonic toughness beneath its sweet surface. Previously: ‘Living It Right’ / ‘The… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2017

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The Fontaines are a Dublin band who are unmistakably Dublin. Captured outside the Parliament Street pizza joint that almost bares their name, the video for ‘Liberty Belle’ also features the band in various streets, the pub thatbares the song’s name and the Workman’s venue, where they launch this single this weekend. ‘Liberty Belle’ is a… Read more »

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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The Newbridge, Kildare duo of Rob Smyth and Gary O’Reilly aka Mix & Fairbanks are following up their first collection of DJ edits, their whopper original debut and their extended Le Boom remix with another collection of Made & Played edits that they’ve been playing out of late in their DJ sets. Check out the… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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As confirmed last week, James Vincent McMorrow will release a new album True Care, this Friday. ‘True Care’ is the title track from the album and is about a time when he was younger when he didn’t accept help. “I was pretty unwell when i was 17, a lot of emotional issues manifested themselves quite… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

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