This Side Up are a Sligo trio that dropped an excellent album of West Coast (of Ireland) hip-hop in November. ‘Billy No Mates’ is an easy highlight from the LP, I said it “sounds like a Jurassic 5 throwback production” originally. Watch the fun video by Gavin Fitzgerald of the track above. This Side Up’s… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2017

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Dublin artist Soulé follows up her impactful first two singles ‘Love No More’ and ‘Good Life’ today, with ‘Troublemaker’. The Diffusion Lab-produced track has a Mura Masa-style electronic pop feel and comes with artwork with Soulé wielding a baseball bat. No messing. It’s out now on Streaming services. The song was added to the Nialler9… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2017

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Anthony Donnelly’s Floor Staff went quiet for a while there but it was the arrival of ‘Saviour’ that suggested something significant had changed. On Friday, the Convictions EP will be released and it marks a leap in ambition, craft and production. Lyrically, it addresses bereavement, fidelity and self-esteem. Opener ‘Choice’ makes that step clear with… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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The new electronic Irish duo of Bebhinn Mc Donnell (producer) and Taylor Doyle (vocals) aka Sylk were featured here recently with their FKA Twigs meets Massive Attack ‘Am I Alone’. At the end of this month they are releasing their nwyr EP with a launch show at Wah Wah Club with Discotekken on April 30th…. Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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Dundalk band We, the Oceanographers are off to Toronto for Canadian Music Week next week where they are record new music with Dave Newfeld who is known for working with Broken Social Scene. Before that though, they’ve released a brand new song ‘I Can’t Give You Both’, a song of both lo-fi ends and sweeping… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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Donal Dineen and Myles O’Reilly’s This Ain’t No Disco online TV show recently travelled to New York with Villagers’ Conor O’Brien with the help of St. Patrick’s Festival. There, they met up with composer Nico Muhly and recorded a collaboration between then. The result is the beautiful new song ‘Fortunate Child’, which was released today…. Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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Super Extra Bonus Party were a party band when there was a dearth of such things in Ireland. They didn’t care about genre, they mashed indie with hip-hop, with electronics, with folk with whatever. They put on high energy live shows with an MC rapping in Portugese and made on a dancing sesh happen at… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2017

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Just a week out from its release on April 21st and two weeks since it was debuted here, Le Galaxie have debuted a video for their new May-Kay-featuring single ‘Pleasure’. Directed by Sam Hooper, the video features bodies in tactile pleasure and paint. Le Galaxie are playing a Beatvyne gig on Wednesday April 19th in… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2017

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Autre Monde are a new band formed from a lot of Dublin-based indie pop bands associated with Popical Island, which is currently in hibernation mode. Featuring Paddy Hanna on vocals, Mark Chester on guitar (Ginnels), Padraig Cooney on bass (Skelocrats, Tieranniesaur) and Eoghan O’Brien on drums (No Monster Club), their new band is inspired by… Read more »

Posted on April 11th, 2017

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Formerly known as Discopunks, King Bones are a relatively new Dublin band with influences across classic songwriting and hall-of-fame influencers. For their debut single as King Bones, ‘Who’s Got The Drugs’ from their forthcoming debut EP, they’ve concocted a one-take video by Isaac Broe and Daa Munnis which perfectly accompanies the band’s synth punk funk… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2017

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Flying under our radar this month has been the announcement of the debut album from Dublin post-punk/indie trio Percolator. The trio, comprised of ex-members of Dae Kim and joined in 2012 by John ‘Spud’ Murphy of Guerrilla Studios, have been readying the record for the past few years concurrent to their extended-players. The result, entitled… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2017

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Producer, DJ and big band leader Kormac is back with a new single. ‘I Believe’ is a whopping track that features the foundations of Kormac’ established sound of jazz and gospel samples. This time around, it feels like a new vitality and verve at play in the production too. The song has definitely been roadtested… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2017

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‘Awake Me’ from the Donegal singer-songwriter Rosie Carney bravely addresses the fog of depression and anorexia that she felt for much of her life. This new solo piano and voice version from Carney strips back the instrumentation but still leaves the weight of the sentiment very much in the air. Stunning. Rosie performs at Nialler9… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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My hometown of Newbridge has been accused of fishy activity, of an additive in the water, that has accelerated music growth from the town. In recent years, the likes of Super Extra Bonus Party, Mmoths, DJ Deece Adultrock, Mix & Fairbanks, Conor C, Phare, Lyttet, Cinema and more have made a name for themselves in… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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The Dublin singer-songwriter Elly D released her debut EP Rise of electro-pop leaning songwriting last year and played shows in Germany and across Ireland since. She is also the singer of the band The Riot Tapes. For her first material since that EP, ‘Lucky’ is that wrap up her most confident and memorable song yet… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2017

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