Quinton Campbell is one of the more interesting and talented dancefloor producers to have emerged from the Dublin scene of late. For me, it began with ‘FM Patterns’, a nine-minute bleeping synth track that set him part from the pack and ended up on my Irish songs of the year list. A winner of 2016’s… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2017

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Rusangano Family have debuted the Bob Gallagher-directed video shot in Clare for new single ‘I Know You Know’ which addresses mental health and features Rusangano Family, Naoise Roo, Linda O’Connor, Sarah Joy McDermott, Eamonn Elliot, Elaine Mai, Sam Burton, Lisa O’Flynn, Kate O’Shea, David MacNamara, Aoife O’Donoghue and Eavan Brennan. “The track is about how… Read more »

Posted on June 16th, 2017

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Queens Of The Stone Age have announced their Irish return as part of the Villains World Tour (new album out August 25th on Matador) at 3Arena, Dublin on Friday 24th November 2017. Tickets priced from €50.65 including booking & facility fees go on sale next Thursday 22nd June at 9am via Ticketmaster. Villains was produced… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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It’s been some ride for Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson, the Belfast lads who started a blog 10 years ago and over time became one of the most in-demand dance duos in Europe with the precision-made percussive electronic tracks. They’ve slayed the festivals and gigs and had two songs of the summer so far. Most… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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Modern Irish traditionalists Ensemble Ériu have released some superb music that moves between trad and contemporary in recent years. For their forthcoming album, Stargazer, the band were commissioned to write the release based on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats by the Model arts centre in Sligo in 2014. It was recorded at the same… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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Dublin singer-songwriter Rosa Nutty last month gave us a song about “Dublin, Club Lemon and feeling sorry for yourself,” in ‘Fizzy’. Now, the Pips EP, from which that song is taken from has been released and features five tracks. ‘Alternator’ is an understated atmospheric full band cut, ‘Hives’ is a song Nutty wrote for her… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2017

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Ahead of its full physical and digital release on Cork-based weirdo boutique Penske Recordings, The Jimmy Cake have today released a short preview of upcoming album Tough Love. Tough Love is the band’s sixth studio long-player. Written in 2015 as a single longform piece for a once-off performance in Dublin’s now-defunct Joinery venue, Tough Love… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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After contributing to a worthy compilation along with Mac DeMarco and Oh Boland last week, Dublin indie-rockers Squarehead have returned with their first new single since 2013’s Respect album. ‘Waves’ is a positive track taken from a forthcoming album and comes with a video by Luke Byrne featuring some rollerskating and the band playing in… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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One of the arguments that you’ll often hear from male DJs and producers in response to the call for more female acts on festivals and stages of the music world is that women have the same opportunities as men so therefore they must either – a) don’t like music b) don’t have the desire to… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2017

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Dan Snaith aka Caribou aka Daphni has teased another mechanical banger from his upcoming Fabriclive 93 mix (last month he gave us the joyfully repetitive ‘Face To Face’). The euphoric ‘Tin’ is one of 23 tracks on the mix, all of which is new music. It’s out July 21st and Daphni plays Fabric that night… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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Phare’s newest song ‘Safer Place’ features fellow Kildare man Adultrock (and Lumo boy Gavin Elsted) on vocals. The track has a John Talabot-esque dynamic in its pacing and subtle dancefloor construction. Get the track on Bandcamp. Catch Phare live at Celtronic on July 1st in Derry and Castlepalooza in August. Check out the recent 045… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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Wolf Alice have announced their new album Visions of A Life (on 29 September via Dirty Hit) with their new single ‘Yuk Foo’, an expletive-filled track of energetic alt-rock. The band’s European tour (full dates below) stops off at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on November 27 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 28th. Tickets priced on… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. Nialler9 Weekly playlist 1. Todd Terje – ‘Maskindans’ (Feat. Det Gylne Triangel) As the Norwegian electronic buzzer prepares album number two, he decided to cover a icy electro-punk song from Det Gylne Triangel who released his ‘Maskindans’ in… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2017

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The Truth About Irish Hip Hop is an upcoming documentary, Directed and produced by Gavin FitzGerald & Mark Hayes, examining the state of Irish hip=hop in 2017 and features interviews with Rusangano Family, This Side Up, Mango & MathMan, Fifth Element & Doublescreen, Jafaris, Ophelia MC, myself and more. The Truth About Irish Hip Hop… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2017

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