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The Nightlife are a Dublin-band who impressed me with their earworm of a debut track back in March. Since then, they’ve changed their name to a more searchable and zeitgeisty TNLYF and have just announced a debut EP i to be released on September 18th through 177 Recordings. Where the impressive ‘Defeated’ revelled in stadium-rock… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2015

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The London-based duo, who also lived in Galway for a period a few years back and made an EP called Dathanna, Sounds of The Wild Atlantic Way, have a new EP called Selected Features coming on September 11th as a result of working on the score for BBC / HBO show The Casual Vacancy. ‘Twilight’… Read more »

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Despite a lot of local respect from musicians and music enthusiasts alike, the music of Katie Kim remains relatively under the radar, perhaps because Katie is more interested in her craft than a career. For her new single ‘Foreign Fleas’, which slipped out quietly, Katie teamed up with Ruadhan O’Meara of Magic Pockets who amps… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2015

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Bicep’s recent siren-synth stomper ‘Just’ found its way into the record bag (or laptop) of the world’s most influential DJs and the hearts of many including me. Here, the Belfast duo flex their muscles with their friend Hammer (Rory Hamilton) on eight minutes of lush piano-house that keeps the groove and hype building. The song… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2015

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In July, Nialler9 in conjunction with the label Quiet Arch and Sea Legs (Ryan Vail and Ciaran Lavery) ran a remix competition. There were 34 entries to the competition and we’ve now listened to them all and picked the top three which are: Winner: Rachael Boyd – Belfast Runner-up: Geno Yanez Runner-up: Extitude – Belgium… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2015

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Two years on from the fine album Embark, Embrace and Wicklow’s Enemies are showcasing a new sound on ‘Play Fire’, a just-released track that has the math-rock band growing in style and being less predictable in the process. The jagged guitar chug is still present along with new vocal textures that lift the song and… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2015

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Summer is always a difficulty time to release an album. There are festivals to attend, holidays to take, sunny days to skive off for and playlists to make. Long playing releases can get lost in the maelstrom. So, here is a selection of recent albums worth your ear time. Have a recommendation? Leave a comment… Read more »

Posted on August 18th, 2015

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Deerhunter announced plans for the release of a seventh album called Fading Frontier, the followup to  2013’s Monomania. It’ll be released on October 16th on 4AD. Recorded by the band in Atlanta with Ben H.Allen III, the album is being pitched as  their most accessible album yet, a balance between melody and texture with brighter songs production-wise…. Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2015

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