Sean Reilly sung live with White Collar Boy on the rocks at sunset at Drop Everything on Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands (#smugwithlife) over the weekend, and he’ll also play with White Collar Boy this weekend at Forbidden Fruit. He’s also in a duo with Cian Tisdall as SHAWN. The pair’s first track ‘Sojourn’,… Read more »

Posted on June 1st, 2016

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Background: Idaho-born musician who studied Jazz at Berklee college in Boston but just started releasing music under his own name on the London-based Aesop label (SOHN, Tala, Klyn). Previous music experience: Played with Ry X, The Acid and Howling’s live band. Sounds in a nutshell? Brittle piano balladry with emotive results. From the artist’s mouth?… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2016

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The Dublin five-piece band Flecks dropped their debut EP Girl on Friday and established their credentials for making atmospheric electronic synthpop music in the process. Flecks Freya Monks (vocals, violin), Scott Halliday (keys, guitar), Jay Wilson (keys), Paul Kenny (drums), and Alan Elliot (bass). They are a aseasoned lot with members have previous played with… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2016

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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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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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Short and to the point is how the Dublin band Fangclub are keeping things with their debut single ‘Bullethead’. There’s no denying the Nirvana-style credentials on the track from the North Co. Dublin band’s song which lasts just two minutes, but leaves a bludgeoning presence all the same. Fangclub are the punk and grunge-loving songwriter/guitarist… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2016

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BARQ are a new Dublin band making Alt R&B music or “Agrosoul” as they describe it and fronted by the familiar face of Jess Kav, who in the last few years has sung with Kodaline, Jape, Hozier and appeared on Lethal Dialect’s 1988. Not to mention fronted bands Tongue In Chic and Gin’n’Juice too. Kav… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2016

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The 20 year-old Kerry producer David Sheerin is a self-taught DJ from Killarney who came to my attention via his new track ‘We Are One’. Sheerin has been making bright EDM-centred dance pop quietly developing his productions on tracks like ‘Need A Holiday’, ‘I Don’t Want To Know’ and ‘Voices In The Sun’ featuring Aaron Fleming below. ‘We Are… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2016

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