It’s been too long since we heard some new music from Belfast band Pleasure Beach, but no longer do we wait. ‘Burning Up’ is the band’s new single, their first since ‘Magic Mountain’ last April, and the first with a reconfigured lineup. Like their impactful song ‘Go’, ‘Burning Up’ is the sound of a band… Read more »

Posted on February 10th, 2017

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Belfast electro-pop duo New Portals are making some of the brightest music in their field in Ireland right now and they’ve just announced a new EP called Stereo, due out on March 10th, to followup singles like ‘Cage’, ‘Winterskin’, ‘Groove Boy’ and ‘Do It Right’. ‘Stereo’ packs an EDM-leaning dayglow punch and swings on the… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Dublin neo-agro-soul band Barq released the song ‘Bear’ last year which singer Jess Kav addresses loss after her mother passed. The pink-hued video for the track by Crooked Gentleman features animation and illustration by James Sheridan.. Barq playing the Dublin Digital Radio’s Strike 4 Repeal gig on March 4th along with Flecks, Naoise Roo, Everything… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Bobby Aherne aka No Monster Club is back with his lo-fi indie project No Monster Club and he’s set himself a goal of 2017 being the year of the NMC Encyclopedia (he’s already written an actual book). So all the songs will go two at a time from A-Z. Last month he released the Aardvark… Read more »

Posted on February 8th, 2017

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Conor O’Brien’s first Villagers remix is not what you’d expect from the man known for his folk and singer-songwriter style. Marked as a “club edit”, his remix of Stephen Tiernan’s Participant song ‘You Better’ guts the original and takes it on a trip to the minimal room at a Berlin club. Watch the excellent video… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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Outsider is an Irish multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter from Galway who has found some immediate success with his debut song ‘Late Night Radio’, when it was featured on US TV showShadow Hunters last night. ‘Late Night Radio’ is a chugging Springsteen-esque rock song with guitar lines brandished like The Edge doing post-punk. Another song ‘Miol… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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The Dublin band Orchid Collective are ready to follow up up their debut EP of hushed folk rock with a new single from the EP. ‘Waited On The Sun’ is a track that revels in its considered indie-rock atmosphere and the slipping away of a relationship out of grasp. “I waited on the sun. /… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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The celestial x math-rock of new Dublin four-piece Yonen has found the perfect visual bedfellow in this clip by Ross Ryder, animated with the help of Joey Breslin and produced in Algorithm Studios. ‘Tokyo’ is a jazzy prog / math rock track that undulates over seven minutes which Ryder uses to his advantage to tell… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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