London via Birmingham duo Ekkah, made an impression online with their debut single ‘Figure It Out’, a slinky R&B pop track. The duo’s name comes from the fact that the old friends both have similar names: Rebekah Pennington and Rebecca Wilson. The duo’s new single ‘Last Chance To Dance’ is even more slinkier and smooth,… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2014



I’ve been keeping tabs on Derry-born Laura McGarrigle. Her atmospheric orchestral songs as Gaze Is Ghost made with piano, violin, guitar and McGarrigle’s delicately emotional voice have meant that I’ve been keeping an ear her way. She’s been playing live shows in her college town of Cambridge and there was previously an older 2013 EP … Read more »

Posted on October 14th, 2014



New Dublin band Sails (not to be confused with Let’s Set Sail) are a new three-piece formed last year in college studying music. The band, who you previously might have seen as three members of the newly rejuvenated Planet Parade, have their debut single out next week. The song, ‘Lakes’ is an elegant piano chamber… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2014




Before June, no one had heard of Ryn Weaver. But suddenly, the American singer was all over the blogs with her song ‘Octahate’ and subsequently her Promises EP. It’s easy to hear why. Her music has a big attitude to it with current production techniques and the easy detection of the kind of honest drum-beating… Read more »

Posted on October 8th, 2014

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“You know this battle can only be won if we are on our knees.” Unidentified priest. So begins the short debut EP from new Dublin rock band Sissy (featuring members of Fag Enablerz and Putrefaction), before launching into ‘Sail & Rail’, a song about going to England to get an abortion with Enya which steals… Read more »

Posted on October 8th, 2014




Over the weekend, I got acquainted with some new Irish music at Hard Working Class Heroes, one of which, Hare Squead, I’d only heard in name but went on to interview and then see live. I was impressed by what I heard, the Blanchardstown / Tallaght trio had a full band, backing singers and a… Read more »

Posted on October 6th, 2014

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The Galway duo Voids (just Alison and Andrew) have been around since 2012 creating trippy night-time textured electronic music. They have a new EP coming out this Friday on the Fly High Society label which features five tracks of originals and five remixes by producers like SertOne, Night Faces, Lewis James, Edleigh and Iglooghost. Today,… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2014


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Made In Heights are an American duo who impressed with their stonking wobbling tune ‘Murakami’ about nine months ago leading to over a million Soundcloud plays. It was a song that intentionally or not, replicated the deep bass of Haim’s ‘My Song 5′. Their new song seemingly takes percussive inspiration from my song of 2013… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2014



Shookrah are a Cork-based soul/pop eight-person band who count Senita (as heard on Daithí’s tracks and Stevie G’s Deep Down South Soundsystem) in their ranks. For their debut single ‘W O M A N’, a declaration of feminine fun, the band (who also include Imelda Cormica,  Lasserina Rath, Áine Delaney, Diarmait MacCarthaigh, Daniel Coughlan, Edan… Read more »

Posted on September 12th, 2014