Watch Alessia Cara’s party-stopping video for the Portishead-sampling ‘Here’

‘Here’, the brilliant Alessia Cara track which flips Isaac Hayes/Portishead/Tricky on a song about being anywhere but a party has a video that closely follows the song’s subject matter. The Ontario singer recently signed to Def Jam and hype is building, not least because of the Pop & Oak-produced song.

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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After a couple of EPs and singles, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio returns to his solo dance project Baio for a full album entitled The Names due out on September 18th on Glassnote. ‘Brainwash Yyrr Face’ alternates between delicate Baio-sung verses and sped up vocal hooks. The song is reminscent of a Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Woah! What year is it? Alan Paloma, the man who as Neon Indian, gave us some stomping psychedelic synth-pop that sounded like Paul McCartney’s ‘Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time’ put through a hallucinogenic washing machine, is back after a few years of silence. ‘Annie’ is a tropical popical track from Neon Indian’s forthcoming album… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Ignore what you thought was going on when you heard ‘Bang That’, that recent Disclosure song that was more a throwaway track / DJ tool than anything else. ‘Holding On’ is their new single proper from their forthcoming second album and sounds like the Disclosure MK I you know well. The song is on iTunes… Read more »

Posted on May 26th, 2015

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Niamh Walsh, Niall Cooke, Shawn Brennan and Seán Walsh make up the new Dublin band Silent Interlude who namecheck Daughter, London Grammar and The xx as inspirations. The band’s debut five-track EP Fate or Faith is out this week and has some of those influences in its DNA along with some louder rock sounds. Check… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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Jape

Richie Egan was one of the DJs presiding over Mother’s We Are Family almighty party in District 8 on Saturday to celebrate the Marriage Referendum passing with flying colours. ‘Harrington Street’, a new Jape demo song uploaded to his Soundcloud is on the quieter end of things but evokes much about the city and its… Read more »

Posted on May 25th, 2015

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This week’s selection is recent new music highlights as I never made one last week due to being at The Great Escape. So here is a mixtape of the best tracks since the last one of these taking in the Newcastle folk singer Jack Houlsby, new artists in the intense but brilliant Anna B Savage,… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

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txfm

My new music show is live every Thursday from 10pm to midnight on TXFM. The show starts about six minutes into the first hour. Listen: Part One Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’ Real Lies – ‘North Circular’ Jack Garratt – ‘The Love You’re Given’ Le Galaxie – ‘Put The Chain On’ Shamir – ‘On The Regular’ Jamie… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

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overcoats

Overcoats are a New York-based duo who describe their music as “electro-folk-soul”, an accurate descriptor for their melodic ambient pop folk songs so far (that’s mine). The two 21 year olds, Hana Elion & JJ Mitchell, are moving to Dublin next month to write their full-length album, as they came here last year and enjoyed… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2015

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