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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Galway artist Laoise is set to build on her Nirvana cover and the release of the brooding slow-moving electro-pop ‘You’ with the release of her debut EP Halfway shortly. Til then, please enjoy a live version of ‘You’ recorded with her live band at South Studios and shot by Éamonn McManus. The song now has… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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Hotly-tipped 22-year-old singer, producer and musician Maggie Rogers has dropped a third song from her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading. ‘On + Off’ was first premiered last night as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. After ‘Alaska’ and ‘Dog Years’, it suggests Rogers’ Pharrell-approved ascension will be fruitful, ‘On + Off’ is classy… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 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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The Dublin beatmaker Plant Food dropped a fine EP of Brainfeeder-style beats late last year, that suggests a talent yet to be fully explored. Meanwhile, Ganiyu TLG is an Athy, Kildare-based emcee and member of MASSAI313 hip-hop society whose music has moved between rap, grime, electronic and dance music, trying out different styles (more heard below)… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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Bodies is a music project by David Anthony Mc Geown with an album called Drench on the way. The project’s brooding first song ‘Nightmoves’ for which you can see the Eddie Jackson-starring (Game Of Thrones) video below. I’m interested in the remix by Kobina (Check his Sentinel Island EP ) of ‘Nightmoves’, which lends the… Read more »

Posted on December 9th, 2016

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The music world moves fast. Thousands of songs are competing for your attention every day so it takes something special for a full-length album to not only get your attention in the first place but keep you coming back for more. I found 2016 to be one of the most testing and taxing times for… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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St. Francis Hotel are a new Irish act/producers based in London who have released three songs thus far but have done enough to be noticed by the wider world via KCRW, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, BBC Six Music and Spotify. They previously featured here as producers of the song ‘Writer’s Block’ with Lixo… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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Siights is a new duo formed by Toni Etherson and Mia Fitz, the former a chart songwriter from Scotland and the latter, a musician from Dublin who has played live with Hozier for the last two years. The pair decamped to LA recently to work on music together for other artists but and what they… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2016

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Galway artist Laoise Ní Nualláin came to my attention with a downbeat electro pop cover of Nirvana’s Come As You Are earlier this year. Laoise’s debut EP Halfway is coming in January and ‘You’ the first single ‘You’ mixes Laoise’s flighty vocals with a brooding electronic pop low-end and touches of R&B and pop. Ní… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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Brendan McGlynn is the former singer of Color//Sound and the current guitarist of the Raglans. As Lovr, his solo project, McGlynn has a series of four EPs coming out over the next year, recorded in home studios. Girls Girls Girls is the first of the EP releases and the first track ‘Ode To The Women… Read more »

Posted on November 4th, 2016

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There’s not much info out there about Wicklow duo Gumshoe, but they sent across this track from their forthcoming from Sun Kisses The Moon release. Shannakie and Yam Faddah’s ‘yom kippur’ is an instrumental track with post-dub ambience and a bubbling percussive feel with a title taken from the Jewish day of atonement, which was… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2016

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London-based artist and undeniable Kate Bush soundalike Grace Lightman has followed up ‘Faultless’ and ‘White China (Raging Bull)’ with ‘Repair Repair’. The song apparently “started out as a jingle for a fictional weight loss milkshake advert but became a song about people’s fear of change, and the inevitability of becoming robots.” OK. Its mantric synth… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2016

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