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International man of new music, Brighton-based producer and songwriter Noah Sacré came to my attention last November. Speelburg’s new song, You Got Another Thing Coming (If The Only Thing That’s On Your Mind Is Me)’ continues the run of once-off singles worthy of your ears with a string and bright note-assisted nodding beat and the… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2015

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mianh

i am niamh, the solo artist Niamh Parkinson is releasing a solo record Wonderland in May and the avant-garde singer and film composer’s title track has been revealed as a pleasing slice of vocal-lead orchestral pop. “Take me to wonderland,” Parkinson sings backed with sweet refrains of herself, piano and a string quartet. It’s a… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2015

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It’s sometimes a good sign when a new artist goes quiet. In the case of Lorely Rodriguez, who last released an EP in 2013 as Empress Of. Her music then was gauzy and interesting: synth-driven, alternative with some pop nods. last year’s ‘Realize You’ suggested transition, For her new track ‘Water Water’, self-written and produced… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2015

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jealous ofbirds

Rarely a month goes by in which I don’t receive some Northern Irish music gem from BBC NI Across The Line’s keen team. I contribute to the show once a month and last night, new co-presenter Stuart Bailie really pulled something out of nowhere with this track. ‘Goji Berry Sunset’ is a track from a young Portadown singer-songwriter… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2015

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With Darling Arithmetic now available,La Blogothèque have recorded a fine version of Conor O’Brien singing ‘Hot Scary Summer’ which uses the natural reverb of a church to produce beautiful backing accentuation. There’s seems to be another on the way, if the ending is any indication. Part two is now here – Ala.ni and Conor covering ‘Cry Me… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2015

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Record Store Gay, the annual celebration of music and diversity is back for a fourth year tie-in with Record Store Day this Saturday. The event in Outhouse happens from 1pm til 6pm and will feature performances from many of the bands below before the show moves to Pantibar from 6:30pm. All funds raised will go… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2015

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Directed by Murphy herself, it’s the video for her foreboding Latin-jazz tinged house single ‘Exploitation’ from her album Hairless Toys which is inspired by the documentary Paris Is Burning about New York ball culture. Renowned for appearing in a number of ground-breaking videos throughout her career, Roisin made the decision to take up the director’s… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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lxsfre

The Dublin six-piece band little xs for eyes have lost and gained some members over the last while, but they’ve retained their even split between male and female members. What has changed since the band’s first album S.A.D., is evident in the music. Previously categorised as indie and folk music, Everywhere Else is the sound… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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Watch a new Villagers video for ‘Everything I Am Is Yours’

A new video for ‘Everything I Am Is Yours’ from last week’s album of the week Villagers’ Darling Arithmetic draws a voodoo-doll link between a young man beaten on the streets and Conor O’Brien playing all the instruments on the song. Directed by Jamie Thraves.

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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