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You won’t get no April Fool’s from me, only great tunes like this one. London production duo Oh Wonder, Josephine and Anthony, dropped their eighth wonder ‘Midnight Moon’. The band have announced their first live shows in London, Paris, New York and LA later in the year. Would be nice to see them in Ireland… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2015

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Brilliant. We really need that chiptune version of ‘Courage’ in our lives. Darling Arithmetic is out on April 10th. We’ve heard three songs from it so far – ‘Courage’, ‘Hot Scary Summer’ and ‘The Soul Serene': There are also four Irish dates next month.

Posted on April 1st, 2015

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My favourite songs of the month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below. The songs Grimes – ‘REALiTi’ Jamie xx – ‘Loud Places’ Tame Impala – ‘Let It Happen’ Hudson Mohawke – ‘Very First Breath’ Girls Names – ‘Zero Triptych’ Villagers – ‘Hot Scary Summer’ Sufjan Stevens – ‘Should Have Known Better’ Kendrick Lamar… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2015

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If you want to make classic rock’n’roll, why not turn to someone who has a track record in that department? That’s something that Dublin band The Mighty Stef did in the recording of Year Of The Horse, The Mighty Stef’s most consistent and thrilling work yet. Alain Johannes, who has worked with Queens Of The… Read more »

Posted on March 31st, 2015

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Jerome McCormick has a new track under his Imploded View project and it’s a first for the Longford producer as it has his own vocals on the track. ‘Subliminal Summer’ is a song from his forthcoming album and is displays a nice focused progression and production that recalls Pet Shop Boys to these ears. Put… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2015

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Holding-On

Niia and Josef Salvat are two of the finest new vocalists to appear in the last few years so it’s good to hear them on the same track for Tourist’s new single. ‘Holding On’ is a smooth R&B electronic pop cut with a nod to garage lifted by the performances of two currently under-rated singers… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2015

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‘Defeated’ is your introduction to a Dublin four-piece called The Nightlife and by the sound of it, the band are aiming direct at the mainstream and your ears, and they want to stay there. The song recorded with Joe Egan in Nutshed Studios, Offaly reaches for earworm status with its big drum hits and subtle… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2015

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This week was the first of 2015 which a tidal wave of new music washed over me in a big surge. With SXSW out of the way, many artists began to set out their stall for the coming year who hadn’t already. So we had two great new tracks from Jamie xx, a near-11 minute… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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The Sufjan Stevens that affected me the most was the one that revelled in the quiet, who kept things simple. Illinoise and The Age Of Adz are great records, sonically rich and ambitious. His stature grew, literally onstage with wings on a recent tour, where layers of sound were built up in impressive displays of… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2015

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