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The new single, ‘Disappointing’, from John Grant’s forthcoming album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure immediately sounds fresh for the singer, with a bassline that comes across like Axel F’s Beverley Hills Cop theme that gives way to some light funk chords before Grant’s consuming baritone which reels out a large list of things – rollercoasters, trombones,… Read more »

Posted on August 13th, 2015

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20 year-old Limerick producer Rory Hall has been making tracks in various veins of nu-house, electro ambient and industrial since posting his music on Soundcloud. For his new project along with some friends, he’s christened the music NV and the best of the two tracks so far is ‘What Do You Feel?’, which swirls Hall’s… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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Majical Cloudz’s Impersonator was one of the best records of 2013. The Canadian duo’s album had a confessional sincerity that was matched with serene warm arrangements. It sounds like the first track from the new album Are You Alone? continues that heady sound. ‘Silver Car Crash’, with its name taken from a Warhol painting, is… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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‘Summer’ is one of those songs that just comes out of nowhere. In fact, I don’t remember how I first heard it but it seems suitable for a sunny day rare as they are. Raf Riley is Rafael Greifer, a London artist who has been around a few years with affilations with a group called… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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Versatile channels the storytelling spirit of Slick Rick with ‘Mad Scene’, a song by the Dublin rappers about getting mad ouvva with added Dutch Ovens, getting paid by Fás and eh, hanging a guard. Thanks to OG Mark Kavanagh for the tip.

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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It’s almost hard to believe but the Oh Wonder album is dropping next month. ‘Drive’, the band’s latest single has just received a video treatment featuring the band on American-inspired road trip with “Anthony as a figment of Josephine’s imagination, encouraging her to take risks and lose herself in the moment”. That’s quite a collection… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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The Irish often think of themselves as underdogs but time and time again, we prove ourselves on a world stage. Right now, the Irish are making a splash. Nialler9 talked to Jape, Fight Like Apes, Florence Olivier, I Have A Tribe, Overhead The Albatross and more down at Castlepalooza Music Festival for Vodafone Centre Stage… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2015

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I took a few days off (it’s called a weekend workaholics) and spent it on Inisturk far away from the world of music and media but despite that, I still felt the excitement on a remote Ireland around the new Girl Band tune and the video. through friends gushing through Viber and Facebook notifications It’s… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2015

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Maeve is a record label with a global reach but with a thoroughly Irish background. The Berlin-based enterprise is the work of Mano Le Tough, Baikal and The Drifter who are touching down with the majority of the label’s hometown this Saturday for an all-day party in District 8 with RBMA. The showcase will feature… Read more »

Posted on August 5th, 2015

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