A Slender Song, the second solo album from Seán Mac Erlaine, is a compilation of choice live improvised recordings at gigs in Ireland over four years. Across ten tracks, Mac Erlaine moves in a slow fashion, building gasping melodies, droning lines, threadbare ambient electronics and flushes of majestic horn passages puncturing the silence (Mac Erlaine plays alto/ soprano saxophones, clarinet and… Read more »
Not only is Ghostface doing an LP with BadbadnotGood and possibly finishing up Supreme Clientele 2 with DOOM (though who knows on that front frankly it may be a rumour), Tony Starks has a superhero themed album coming called 36 Seasons on the way. Here’s the opening track, a swaggering band track featuring Kool G…. Read more »
Melodic house and garage producer Lxury will return with a second EP on Greco-Roman after this year’s Playground EP. It’ll be called Into The Everywhere and will be out in February and features Deptford Goth on vocals on one of the EP’s six tracks. ‘Pick You Up’, the lead track from the EP, does what… Read more »
God Knows & mynameisjOhn are one of the best things to happen to Irish music this year, through their Rusangano Family album and through their high-energy live shows. Before the year is out, they will be supporting Run The Jewels and they’ve just announced their own headline show in The Workman’s Club on Sunday, December… Read more »
Speedy Wunderground is a London label and collective which has released once-off , sometimes collaborative singles from Steve Mason & Emiliana Torrini, The Archie Bronson Outfit, JUCE, and Toy & Natasha Khan in the last year and a half with an emphasis on putting out music in a quick process. For the label’s ninth release, they’ve teamed up… Read more »
Elastic Sleep’s ‘Slip’, their newest single has an eerie alchemic quality to it. There are sounds you’ll be familiar with, a rolling bassline with a touch of distortion, cavernous drums, flashes of crunchy guitars but there’s an uneasy magnitude to things. The rhythm creeps along while the vocals of Muireann Levis discombobulate proceedings, stretching the dynamics of… Read more »
Jape has put out the video for his new song ‘The Heart’s Desire’, from his January due fifth album This Chemical Sea. The video, which was shot with an underwater tank in the director’s back garden is by Conor Finnegan with help from Mark Duggan.
Dublin band of experimental messers Meltybrains? are back with some material before the year is out trailing a new double A-side single coming in February. ‘Donegal’ + ‘IV’ are the two tracks on that release and here’s the latter. If you’ve heard this band before, you’ll recognise the groove, the five-piece’s mix of electric violin,… Read more »