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Bad Bones aka Dublin producer and musician Sal Stapleton is releasing a track and visual a month. She’s at track number four now – ‘Come’ is a dark R&B synthwave track that is given focus by Stapleton’s excellent razor-sharp production. You can catch Bad Bones live at Interlude on Sunday June 26th. Previously: ‘Beg’, ‘Game’… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

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My favourite songs of the past month. Get the majority of them as a continuous playlists below on Spotify and Soundcloud. Listen on Spotify The top songs of the month Isaac Tichauer – ‘Higher Level’ (Bicep remix) Rusangano Family – ‘Lights On’ Feather – ‘Like No Other’ Bibio – ‘Light Up The Sky’ Leon Vynehall – ‘Blush’ DJ Shadow – ‘Nobody Speak’… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

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There it is – the new Radiohead song from their forthcoming untitled record. The context is below, but the sound of the sound, a mix of orchestral, electronics and the band’s traditional instruments is close to what we may have expected considering what some of the various members have been up to – whether that’s… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

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Breathe is a new charity album in aid of Pieta House featuring in aid of the Irish charity, Pieta House, a centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide. Among the contributors to the album’s 10 tracks are Pine The Pilcrow, Maria Kelly, Elephant, Orchid Collective and In Their Thousands. A gig The Workmans will… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2016

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The Toronto band Doomsquad began life making “sandpaper-cheesegrater folk music,” but the transition on second album Total Time sometimes feels removed from that description, that it sounds like it might have been a joke. One thing that Doomsquad, siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas, could have been called is psychedelic. Total Time is full of psychedelia… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2016

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Ahead of some live dates this summer, Todd Terje and his dance troupe/band The Olsens have announced a double vinyl EP of remakes/covers of tracks by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Boney M, Vangelis and remixes of the tracks. The Big Cover-Up is released on June 17th on Terje’s own Olsen records. The tracklist is velow and… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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New music from Jeremy Hickey aka Rarely Seen Above Ground is always welcome around these parts. The Kilkenny multi-instrumentalist, drummer and singer last tracks ‘I’ll Be There’ was a moody shape-shifter and ‘Don’t Move So Fast’ had a Suicide-esque groove. This new song ‘Leave A Light On’, further pushes his palette in new directions. A… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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Simi Crowns is a part of the new breed of Irish/African musicians that includes much of the Word Up Collective and Rusangano Family, the cross polination of Irish experiences and African roots. Simi Crowns, a Lagos-born rapper featured here for his pop-centred rap track ‘Pressure’ in 2014 and ever since he’s been pushing his craft… Read more »

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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