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The penultimate track on Young Wonder’s album Birth is also the title song, and Brendan Canty aka Feel Good Lost made a video for it, when inspiration struck one night. It’s a pretty special video for me as I haven’t done something abstract and experimental in a long while. So it was refreshing to make…. Read more »

Posted on December 16th, 2015

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In association with: The Nialler9 Readers’ Poll in association with Tower Records is back for its 10th (!) year. Once again, I’m looking to find out what Irish music did it for you this year along with the best clubs, gigs, DJ and more. You can win the following for sharing your choices. A selection… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2015

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Whether it’s anti-Muslim sentiment on Facebook, a terrorist attack on a music venue, or yet another over-reported Donald Trump quote, the world can feel like a hopeless place. It can be hard to counteract the hate and division happening in the world. Le Galaxie, decided to do something positive and send it out into the… Read more »

Posted on December 11th, 2015

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The big don behind the imaginative Discotekken parties (Xmas and NYE?), The R&B Club and one-half of the Telephones crew, DJ Papa Lou shares his favourite tracks of the year with us as part of the Best Of 2015 series. 1. Junglepussy – Pop For You Junglepussy was born Shayna McHayle on Halloween Night, 1991…. Read more »

Posted on December 10th, 2015

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Daire Carolan is the founder of the Dublin label First Second, he’s a DJ and he works with All City.  The next First Second 12″ is due out in the new year and will be distributed by Lobster Distribution. You can catch him supporting Helena Hauff, one of his picks below, this Saturday in the Buttoner. Here are his… Read more »

Posted on December 9th, 2015

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The new video for Daithí’s brilliant ‘Mary Keane’s Introduction‘, a song which features his 90 year-old Clare grandmother recounting her life’s love, explores the Irish landscape (Galway and Mayo) while very firmly taking a nostalgic hue through Irish symbols: St. Brigid’s Cross, coastlines, cottages (the one belongs to Daithí’s grandmother) and World War II outposts,… Read more »

Posted on December 9th, 2015

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Allison Krauss and Derek Miller dropped a surprise new song from their forthcoming album over the weekend. The surprise comes from the fact that ‘Champions Of Unrestricted Beauty’ doesn’t feature any of Miller’s red-hot guitar riffs and instead has Sleigh Bells working a R&B tip through Krauss’ vocals. The band’s tense dynamics still underpin the track…. Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2015

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These songs represent my favourite new tracks of last week. Check the new music section. The new music playlist is available on Spotify and is updated weekly. The best tracks of the week Jude Woodhead – ‘Beautiful Rain’ I Am The Cosmos feat. Girls Names – ‘I Go’ (Jape cover) ticktock – ‘Pastel clouds’ Riton – ‘Rinse &… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2015

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The Natural History Museum are the electronic producer Dunk Murphy aka Sunken Foal and singer-songwriter Carol Keogh. The pair have had a musical history for a number of years but in January ,they will release a debut album under the joint name called Attenborough through Countersunk. ‘Daga Gadol’ (a biblical term for big fish –… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2015

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