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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Burnt Out is a new project based out of North Dublin. It’s a music project but it’s also a multimedia one made to express “the unfiltered local reality they are set in.” “Working class identity and the unhinged emotional and social violence of the estates set the cornerstone of the message,” they say. The project’s… Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2016

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Here’s a fine new track from a new Belfast band. Beauty Sleep are a three-piece made up of Ryan McGroarty (Wonder Villains / A Bad Cavalier), Cheylene Murphy (also of Pleasure Beach) and Aimee Williamson. Debut single ‘The Dark’ has shades of Phoenix, Beach House and occupies the dreamy end of the guitar pop spectrum…. Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2016

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Last year, in April, ‘Goji Berry Sunset’, a song from a seven-track EP called Capricorn, from Armagh singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton aka Jealous Of The Birds turned heads. Less than a year later, Hamilton’s lo-fi acoustic whistling Moldy Peaches-style tune has been given a polish for her debut album Parma Violets in April, the only track… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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Luh is the newest project from Ellery Roberts, formerly of the band Wu Lyf. Teaming up with Ebony Hoorn, for the band which stands for Lost Under Heaven, resulted in a debut track ‘Unites’ in 2014. They’ve spent the last 18 months working privately and are now ready with new musicc. ‘I&I’ is something sweeter,… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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