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A rising talent on the Irish music scene, Kildare singer-songwriter Sinéad White will release her debut Finally on May 30th. Her melodic bright style is in full effect on the eminently pleasing ‘Better’, the first song from it, about giving yourself a chance in relationships. The simple guitar picked song is adorned with the lightest… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Here are the top 15 tracks of the last week: Wet – ‘Deadwater’ Cinema – ‘Horizon’ George FitzGerald – ‘Call It Love (If You Want To)'[Feat. Lawrence Hart] Young Wonder – ‘Sweet Dreaming’ Chemical Brothers – ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’ EMBRZ – ‘Silent’ Blonde Maze – ‘Awake / Asleep’ Lianne La Havas – ‘Unstoppable’ Unknown… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Le Galaxie’s first album Laser Disc Nights 2 was totally immersed in retro futurism down to the VHS-aping video, references to Miami (think Vice) and song titles like ‘This Is Reality, Diane’ (no one born past 1989 has been named Diane, fact).  It was great fun, if light on big tunes, something quickly fixed with… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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The Chemical Brothers have news of their first album in five years out on July 17th (they play Longitude two days later). Their eighth album in total, Born In The Echoes features 11 tracks of “lean, propulsive machine driven music,” taking in “juddering robotic funk” to “unhinged futurist Freakbeat”, “icy spectral psych” and “rhapsodic analog… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Part One Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment- ‘Sunday Candy’ Songhoy Blues – ‘Soubour’ Princess – ‘Black Window’ Young Wonder – ‘Sweet Dreaming’ Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ (featuring Romy) Hudson Mohawke –… Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2015

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Juce are one of the coolest new bands around, harnessing funky rhythms with sprightly electronic pop. I’m a fan. And while they’ve not played Ireland yet, they did play a nice stripped down set at Sofar Sounds in London where they played one of their best tunes so far – ‘Call You Out’. It looks… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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Having started as a rambunctious band playing fast and hard dance-punk, the Belfast trio Not Squares are now firmly making the former with the sensibility of the latter, if their new second album Bolts is any indication. A hypnotic groove that wouldn’t be out of place at a Factory Floor show kicks things off on… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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One of the more promising young Irish electronic artists, EMBRZ has just dropped his first original track after a clutch of super impressive remixes and sampled tracks. The Maynooth producer Jack Casey’s Ellie Goulding remix is in the millions of plays at this point and his first wholly original track ‘Silent’ contains that same magic… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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Kildare musicians Claire Nicole and Peadar Kearney make reverb-drenched air-dried music that crosses indie, folk and electronic music. They’ve a new EP coming out next week called Initium::Finis featuring ‘Distance’ and ‘Forever Those Days’. New track ‘St.Etienne’, kicks off side two of the vinyl version of the EP is inspired by the place in France… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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