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In the game of writing about new music, artist come and go. In the near-eight years I’ve been doing this though, there’s been a few artists who never quite broke out but remained. One of which is Theophilus London, who I first wrote about back in 2009. Somewhat surprisingly, Theophilus is pitching at a bigger… Read more »

Posted on September 10th, 2014

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This Friday evening, Jape will play a rare Dublin show as part of the Fringe Festival in Meeting House Square. But before that, literally before that set, Richie Egan and his Rednecks’ partner Matt Bolger will be debuting their Dimman project in a live setting at 10:30pm. The pair gave us two tracks back in… Read more »

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Watch the video for Spies’ ‘Moosehead’

Dublin rock band Spies have been on a roll impressing left, right and centre with great singles and live shows with conviction, as demonstrated at Electric Picnic recently. Mining the indie-rock of the past, they successfully translate that mood to a new time. Their new video directed by Bob Gallagher, manages to do the same,… Read more »

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Rhob Cunningham’s 11-minute song ‘The Head Collector’ which features Cathy Davey and Conor O’Brien is a rush but naturally, due to its standalone nature, it does not feature on his new album The Window & Day. But what does feature is the opening track ‘Quiet Song’, a more plaintive Nick Drake-style song without a chorus,… Read more »

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Watch the cute kid video for Groom’s ‘Colours’

Popical Island’s resident rocking storytellers Groom released their latest album Bread and Jam, a true catalogue of Irish life conveyed through guitar, drums and voice. For the video for their latest song ‘Colours’, which “describes an emigrant’s return to dreary Ireland in the bad times,” a potentially depressing sentiment that is made palatable by Groom’s… Read more »

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After her excellent EP The Duchess, TĀLĀ is teasing us with more exotic soundclash music in the form of ‘Black Scorpio’, a song from a new EP on the Aesop label, which promises more vocals than the first. ‘Black Scorpio’ has those trademark big Timbaland style Eastern beats along with a brass section that shakes… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2014

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SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koening – ‘New Dorp. New York’

The young Atlanta singer Raury who is just shy of 18 gets a bigger platform on a new song from SBTRKT’s forthcoming album Wonder Where We Land (out in the first week of October on Young Turks). On ‘Higher’, Raury moves between rapid-fire rapping and hook singing on the chorus, as SBTRKT keeps the instrumentation… Read more »

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It’s been a while since we heard from Vinny Adebisi and Rupert Bats’ side-project Speed of Snakes. Last June to be exact when ‘Arroway’ appeared. Well, with the appearance of the electro-gleaming  ‘Backbone of Night’ and its accompanying Stevie Russell-directed music video, McCreith and Morris are signalling the Speed Of Snakes album will be with… Read more »

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Last month, I debuted the retrofuturistic single from Dublin electro producer Hauer. Today I have the full Esperbyte EP to share with you exclusively before its release later this week. It begins with skyscraping ’80s synthesizer intro of ‘Merc I’ before the pummeling electronics of the aforementioned ‘Merc II’ kick in. The EP also features… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2014

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