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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Hvmmingbyrd’s new video for their EP song ‘Legacy’ gives women who are the subject of public harassment a do-over in addressing it as it happens. The video by shows the story of three women experiencing every day harassment from men, walking away feeling defeated and then getting a chance to do over their reaction a… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2017

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There’s something truly special going on with The Blaze. It’s about time too. We were due an artist or two artists in this case, who was equally involved in the visual as well as the music and The Blaze feels one of the most complete and cinematic examples of that yet. The French producers and… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2017

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Ailbhe Reddy was the winner of the IMRO Other Room public vote for Other Voices and that meant she got to be featured on the show and play a set in the back on An Chonair in Dingle. Reddy is a rising talent so the win caught her at a good time, having recently sold… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2017

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Dancing With The Stars is definitely not my buzz at all but delighted to see Cork’s Lyra build on her recent success with placements on Teen Wolf and Striking Out (I was lead music supervisor on that) and Shazam and iTunes chart placements. She appeared on the show to sing ‘Emerald’ backed with some epic… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 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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Rusangano Family, the creators of the Nialler9 Irish album of 2016 were broadcast on Other Voices last night (watch it here in full) and here are the Limerick-Clare trio performing the title track off that aforementioned Let The Dead Bury The Dead album. They’re class. Duh. They’ve also announced some Irish tour dates around the… Read more »

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

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Sligo rap collective Myster-E, Shaool & Noone aka This Side Up released a really good album called Full Fat in November and now they’ve dropped the video for the Hamo-produced (of Brame & Hamo) ‘Snappin’ in a clip which was shot in Berlin. Fun fact: Conor ‘Hamo’ Hamilton and Eddie ‘Myster-E’ Hamilton are actually brothers…. Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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Other Voices aired last night (watch it here) and featured Gregory Porter, Sample Answer, Pixie Geldof and Cry Monster Cry. Among the highlights was Le Galaxie’s performance of ‘Put The Chain On’ live from St. James Church. It’s no mean feat to get the entire audience out of their seats (there are cameras everywhere which… Read more »

Posted on February 24th, 2017

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‘Blood Under The Bridge’ live in Academy, Dublin 5 Feb 2017 Earlier this month, Scottish indie-rock favourites Frightened Rabbit came on a tour of Ireland and performed to enraptured audiences (they are a great live band). FR fans are the kind that like to capture a bit of the gig but really, how often do… Read more »

Posted on February 23rd, 2017

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Hawk’s recent track ‘Take It Away’ was inspired by Julie Hawk’s friend who was followed home one night. The video for the song by James Byrne adds an off-kilter element by filming Julie performing the song topsy turvy. ‘Take It Away’ is from the new EP, She Knows which goes to be released March 17th…. Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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