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aboveDat is a new project brought to you by two of Cork’s brightest music talents – OG Stevie G, DJ, vinyl lover and radio presenter with REDFM and his younger Ian Ring, producer with Young Wonder. Last year, Stevie got into the releasing game on his Soul Jamz label with a track worked on by… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2016

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WOB! are a duo who have been indulging in electronic music taking in drum’n’ bass, jungle and live instruments over the last few years, having played around venues nationwide and festivals like Knockanstockan, Vantastival and Electric Picnic. Stephen (synths) and Djollie (drums) are set to release their debut EP Move! on May 14th. The title… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2016

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The False and The Fair are an Dublin alternative rock band formed in 2013 who are new to me. Their new single ‘Bald Apes’ is the highlight of their illustrious career this far, a track that skirts the obvious over its five minute running time, going from megaphone-screamed vocals to sweet-vocal hook to female wailing… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2016

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Lyra is a new artist who has debuted with an intriguing ambient pop track called ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’ in which you can hear traces of Kate Bush, Enya, FKA Twigs, Swedish pop sensibilities and a strong Irish accent too. The song has big drums, an underlying electronic production and a big ethereal chorus with… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2016

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Sean & Conor Price are two brothers from Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Conor is 14 and sings. Sean is 16 and plays the guitar, box drum and raps. You may have seen them busking on Grafton Street. They’ve been playing music together for a few years. Here they are over two and a half years ago:… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2016

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Emma Garnett makes music under the name Feather, sometimes with friends Ben Bix and RiZA and sometimes with her sister Loah. On ‘Like No Other’, the Sierra Leonean Garnett introduces her Feather vibe from a forthcoming solo EP due in the summer. That sound is Afro neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop funk, played by an able… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2016

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Molossus are a new band formed from members of The Jimmy Cake, Hands Up Who Wants To Die and Percolator, introduced via three tracks recorded live at Guerrilla Studios by music video collective The Practice Tapes. The members include Eleanor Myler, Paul Clynes, Ian Chestnut, John Dermody and Thomas Parkes. There are three tracks recorded… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2016

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The Swedish producer sir Was will release his debut EP Says Hi on June 3rd through City Slang (who are also releasing yesterday’s Algerian tip). ‘Falcon’ is the track that piqued my interest in this Gothenberg guy, partly because it sounds like Caribou yes, but it also reminds me of James Pants, the eclectic beat… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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Algeria’s Imarhan are following in the footsteps of Tinariwen and Songhoy Blues in African guitar bands breaking into into a Western market with an album release on City Slang at the end on April 29th. The six-piece band from Tamanrasset in Southern Algeria make music similar to their Saharan Tuareg peers. Eyadou Ag Leche of… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2016

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