Whenyoung are a new London-based pop punks made up of Irish musicians Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). They are all from Limerick and met when sneaking into Costello’s Tavern early on. Their story goes: After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2017

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Amy Rose Esdale AKA May Rosa is a new Belfast artist dealing in electronic pop tones who was living in London and performing in cabaret and fringe theatre shows last year. After enrolling in a production night class, Esdale moved home to Belfast to pursue the music and write with producer Ryan McGroarty. Her debut… Read more »

Posted on September 1st, 2017

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Aoibhín is a new 19-year-old musician and host of an Irish music show on Raidió na Life. For her newest track ‘My Choice’ addresses the struggle of the personal and was inspired by the Repeal the 8th campaign. In Aoibhín’s words: The song mainly reflects being shut out by society, and the main inspiration for… Read more »

Posted on August 23rd, 2017

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Sudan Archives is a 23 year-old self-taught violinist, vocalist and producer recently signed to Stones Throw who has an EP coming out on the label this Friday. Her influences include “Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, West African rhythms, and experimental electronic music.” There’s not much info on her other than that but her first two songs speak… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2017

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Little One are a new band formed in Dublin calling themselves a “post/indie” group. The band’s MO is atmospheric guitar pop with collaborations at the core of their output with Catherine Smyth (Vernon Jane & Farrah Elle) among the singers. Last week, they played Glastonbury so they may well be a band on the up…. Read more »

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

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1000 Beasts is a new project by Cian Sweeney, who is a freelance musician, pianist and producer who has recently worked with Jenny Greene & The RTE Concert Orchestra and Phil Coulter. 1000 Beasts is less a classical project and more of an intriguing electro-pop one with the idea being that each song in the… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2017

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The East London duo AGE, made up of Lucan-born Jenny Cosgrave and Australian Gavin Dwight formed last year in Hackney and call themselves an “indie electronic partnership.” They previously played in Good Dangers. AGE have been working with producer Paddy Baird (his bro is in Two Door Cinema Club), Russ Fawcus (Wild Beasts, Noah and… Read more »

Posted on June 19th, 2017

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Kilnamana are new Berlin-based consisting of Enda and Miguel. The band are named after the town of Kilnamanagh near Tallaght where Enda went to primary school and where Miguel learned Spanish. The duo have a full debut album called Paradise Suicide this Friday but they’ve announced themselves with a video for the last song on… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2017

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“A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.” That’s how the Derry band Touts, Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan and Luke McLaughlin like to introduce themselves the their byline. Of course, the city they hail from his a history of punk with the Undertones the most notable… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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Jules Shawe used to play in the Die Hard-referencing Belfast band Nakatomi Towers and 2017 has seen her debut her new project Paths. Debut single ‘Neoprene’ was a charming indie-pop song with looped guitars and lo-fi beats and Jules has a visual-lead live show to boot. You can catch Paths live at @ Generator, Smithfield… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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Sylk are a new Irish electronic duo who are set to release their debut EP in May. Bebhinn Mc Donnell (producer) and Taylor Doyle (vocals) introduce themselves with ‘Am I Alone’, a brooding electronic track with pitched vocals that rolls around like a cross between Massive Attack and FKA Twigs. It’s only the beginning but… Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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Gráinne Dee is a musician who played with Irish post-punk band Cap Pas Cap several years back. Today, she returns with news of a solo project as Hostess and an album A Simple Life, recorded with Stephen Shannon in Experimental audio out in Summer 2017 on After the Quake Records. ‘Valentine’ , despite arriving on… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Outsider is an Irish multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter from Galway who has found some immediate success with his debut song ‘Late Night Radio’, when it was featured on US TV showShadow Hunters last night. ‘Late Night Radio’ is a chugging Springsteen-esque rock song with guitar lines brandished like The Edge doing post-punk. Another song ‘Miol… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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As introduced earlier in the month, St. Francis Hotel are a production duo from Ireland based in London. ‘Stay As You Are’ is a new track from the duo. Unlike the a soulful psychedelic groove of ‘You’d Gotta Be Alive’, ‘Stay As You Are’ revels in a suspended atmosphere of creepy synths, tense rhythm and… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2017

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Lorne is a brand new artist based in London whose debut single ‘Bread Alone’ offers more than many can muster for their first song. The pianist, singer and songwriter takes his name from the word ‘lorn’ and there is a suitable melancholy at play on this debut track, which is also inspired by the biblical… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2017

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