Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals performed a Nialler9-2016-favourite ‘Am I Wrong’ (and Malibu standout) on the Ellen show this week for her birthday and he brought his six-year-old son Soul on to bust some moves and it is very adorable. That Bruno Mars support slot can’t come soon enough.

Posted on January 26th, 2017

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Bad Sea‘s ‘Solid Air’ was one of the best songs from a new Irish band to debut last year with its charming elements of 1950s pop, indie and classic rock’n’roll. “You’re only just a man, you’re not very strong,” is a solid putdown. Ciara Thompson and Alan Farrell have concocted a homespun video about, uh-oh,… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2017

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Comfort Fit’ is the new video from Evvol’s recent EP Physical Luv which arrives with a sweet video shot with Wilkosz&Way on DV cam inspired by fashion photographer Steven Meisel’s notoriously uncomfortable and subsequently banned Calvin Klein ad campaign from 1995 (see below). Evvol conceived the video to talk comfort and awkwardness with the people… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2017

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No surprise there then. Earlier this week, we concluded that Flying Lotus would probably not be releasing a new album in 2017 because of this feature film Kuso he’s been working on under the name Steve. but we’d probably get some new Fly Lo in the film. Tim Heidecker, Hannibal Buress,David Firth, Iesha Coston, Zack… Read more »

Posted on January 20th, 2017

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FKA Twigs directed, starred and dances in a new two-minute ad for Nike. ‘Do You Believe In More’ is a typically exotic clip from the performer. New song ‘Trust in Me’ with production from Oneohtrix Point Never features in the ad. Her last song was ‘Good To Love’ The new ad is not the only… Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2017

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Last year, Justin Bieber’s songs were reimagined as drippy ’80s ballads by Tronicbox. Now, Glasgow-based Saint-Laurent followed his lead and did the same thing to both the song and video for Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This Is What You Came For’. Mega. Original for comparison:

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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Apollo House in Dublin is a vacant building that has been occupied by the Home Sweet Home activists and campaigners since December 15th in the city. The volunteers which included many prominent musicians such as Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Kodaline and more aimed to start a national conversation about homelessness and to put pressure on… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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There’s an undeniable influence on Reuben James‘ impressive new track ‘What You Want’. The flow of Kendrick Lamar looms large in the voice of James, a young Dublin MC whose main claim to fame is that he came first in The Step Inn’s Step’s Got Talent competition and he has songs with Hare Squead’s Jessy… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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As trailed back in November with Donal Dineen reflecting on the No Disco TV show and the lack of current outlets for music not of a mainstream disposition, for music of a high-grade artistic disposition. It promised a new kind of show and that show debuted on Christmas Eve on Facebook. Made with Myles O’Reilly… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

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I’ve spent 11 years writing about and documenting Irish music, with an emphasis on Dublin, my hometown and capital city. The music scene has changed a lot in those times, not only from the industry side: with the revenue in flux, streaming music changing the landscape and a greater emphasis on the experience that can’t… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2016

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James Vincent McMorrow just released a deluxe version of We Move, which featured alternative and demo versions of the album’s songs. For his performance on Jimmy Kimmel on US TV last night, he stuck to the original version of ‘Get Low’ but gave it a bit more bite with his band for the cameras. Tour… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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Dublin singer-songwriter Naoise Roo’s new single ‘Whore’ follows in the tradition of PJ Harvey in the scornful yet human rock song stakes. It’s a song that seeks control and craves release in no uncertain terms. The video by acclaimed director Bob Gallagher (Girl Band / Myles Manley/ Spies) takes the idea further and places it… Read more »

Posted on December 1st, 2016

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We Cut Corners’ ‘Of Whatever’ from new album The Cadences of Others addresses Irish society’s apathetic disposition and how we are able to shake off what is happening around us. We shrug and go back to talking about Trump – a faraway demon as opposed to a local one. The video for the song by… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

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The xx were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live this weekend, which was hosted by Kristen Wiig. The band performed current single ‘On Hold’ and new song ‘I Dare You’. It was a glimpse into what the setup might be for the upcoming European tour once the album is released. Jamie xx looks to… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2016

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To accompany the live single of ‘And Dream Of Sheep’, originally recorded on Hounds Of Love in 1985 and performed at Kate Bush’s 22 concert run in London of Before The Dawn, which is released as on Friday as a triple album. This film was made Kate performed live in a huge water tank at… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2016

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