The answer may surprise you.
Hubie Davison is a young Irish producer who, perhaps informed by his studies in London, makes music that is textural and interesting. It’s got elements of ambient electronica, beat-tapes and ethereal house music. It is not actually light years away from Nicolas Jaar or the likes of FKJ in style. Hubie has already released an… Read more »
Posted on December 5th, 2013
Now this is a good Irish electro collaboration.
If Diamond Dagger’s recent ‘What’s Your Friends Name’ track proved anything it’s that the double D’s music was crying out for some great vocals. So he has endeavoured to explore that fruitful symbiosis with a new collaborative EP with John Cowhie aka Goodtime. Diamond Dagger remixed Goodtime’s ‘Diamonds’ last year so for new project Chrystyne,… Read more »
Posted on December 3rd, 2013
Prototypal young gun-slinging alt-rock.
Sisters are a new alt-rock band consisting of Andrew (drums), Aoife (bass/vocals) and Niall (guitar/vocals) from Limerick now based in London who have been working with Irish and London-based producer and recording engineer Alalal, Al O’Connor, who has worked with Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth, and Bruno Mars. They’ve been together since July 2012 and have… Read more »
Posted on November 29th, 2013
Spoken word and a song built on a bed on synths from the new Dublin band.
Fiction Peaks are a relatively new Irish band consisting of Cillian Kenny, Brian Giles and Joey Doyle. They’re currently recording their debut album Citizens and have only played a handful of gigs around Dublin from what I can see. They had an EP earlier in the year that Eoghan posted about but it seems to… Read more »
Posted on November 27th, 2013
This 24 year-old musician has had an interesting few years...
Four years agom Ghanaian/British 20 year-old, Benjamin Clementine left a desolate suburb of London after conflict with a flatmate and a failed romantic relationship made him yearn for somewhere else. He made Paris his home. He ran out of money and slept rough, busking in a Metro station singing a capella for hand-to-mouth cash. His survival instincts to… Read more »
Posted on November 26th, 2013
Belfast electro-pop trio left a big impression at Belfast Music Week.
Having a track featured on a series which in the past has featured the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, Digitalism, Friendly Fires and Foals, means, a band is probably doing something right. ‘Voices’, a track from Belfast’s Go Wolf was the second track on the recent Kitsuné Maison compilation 15. While that… Read more »
Posted on November 19th, 2013
The Torture Garden blogger shows off his impressive new musical venture
It is eight years to the day since I first wrote about music on Nialler9, the first post being Kraftwerk’s Minimum Maximum live album. There were those who were doing it before me of course, and in Ireland, Shane Culloty with his site The Torture Garden, cultivated a beautifully-written, well-versed destination for indie music and… Read more »
Posted on November 11th, 2013
Sultry pitch-shifted R&B from a Londoner produced by Kwes and Dave Okumu.
Kwes and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu have teamed up to produce the debut four-track EP from Rosie Lowe, a London-based multi-instrumentalist who was previously heard on Lil Silva’s track ‘No Doubt’. Lowe has a chameleon voice, one that sits between traditional male and female pitches yet also has the ability to push sultry R&B /… Read more »
Posted on November 5th, 2013
A new UK producer, 7 Days Of Funk, modern '90s dance...
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new tracks and artist picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook for more and pick up the paper to see my entire column this week including a Netflix pick of the week, videos and more…. Read more »
Posted on October 25th, 2013