‘9 (After Coachella)’ is a fizzy electronic pop song with whirring sounds and big bass stabs and frenetic co-production from Sophie. The song was written by the Norwegian producer last year after Coachella when he lost a girl in the crowd he was into. The video delves into the singer Karen aka MØ and Magnus… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2017

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New Irish four-piece band Birds Of Olympus fronted by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (formerly of Hybrasil) only havea debut song out so far but they’ve already made the jump to find bigger audiences at SXSW and this week at Canadian Music Week. ‘Vine Of The Soul’ is a fine slice of psychedelic-leaning indie-pop and now has… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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On Friday, Kendrick Lamar dropped his brilliant new album DAMN. On Sunday, King Kenny slayed his Coachella performance. As rumoured there was no second album following the Jesus is risen narrative, but that’s perfectly fine, there’s a lot to unpack with DAMN. as is. ‘DNA’, the album’s most intense cut which is framed by a… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2017

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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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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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‘Go Up’ is a Cat Power and Pharrell-featuring highlight from Cassius‘ recent Ibufornia album, along with ‘Action’ and the title track in particular. The video is a split screen play on image juxtaposition. The single had a remix package out late last year that included this rather ridiculously fun-buildup by Butch.

Posted on April 10th, 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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‘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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Bitch Falcon released their new song ‘Syncope’ not but two days ago but they clearly don’t give a fuck as they’ve just released the video for the song also featuring a predominantly stun hun gang demonstrating how not to give a fuck in a showcase of general badarsery. They draw the line at stealing dogs,… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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Dundalk-based indie-folk band Third Smoke have been developing their multi-vocal style on once-off singles and ‘Maybe In Time’ is another fine step in the right direction of the power-in-numbers style. It’s taken from a new EP out at the end of April and for the video for the song by Nathan Barlow, the band took… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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noGood is a rapper based in Dublin and part of the Neomadic crew. He grew up in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Berlin and Maynooth as he explains below and the blunted ‘Are You There?’ is his new track from the Admired From Afar EP (April 22nd). noGood hooked up with video director Carrot Gold Industry for… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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Norway is a surprising hotbed of electronic disco talent with the likes of Prins Thomas, Lindstrom and Todd Terje among the names often cited as leading lights of their home country. Northern Disco Lights is a documentary film coming on April 29th that tells the story of how that happened starting with a group of… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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The ever essential NPR Tiny Desk Concert series hosted Sampha recently who played stripped-down versions of songs from his album Process – ‘(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano’, ‘Blood On Me’, and ‘Plastic 100°C’. Treat yo’self. Also, ‘No One Knows Me’ spawned the year’s best music meme: WHAT YOU DOING @sampha pic.twitter.com/OZeukHGjni — Richie… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2017

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Waterford artist Katie Kim released her The Choice Music Prize nominated album Salt in 2016 and as part of Musictown, she has a special collaborative show with Crash Ensemble lined up for The Grand Social on Saturday April 8th called Salt Interventions. The night will feature special arrangements by Dublin born composer Seán Clancy and… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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