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The Limerick electronic producer Rory Hall aka Proper Micro NV has impressed me with occasional singles and releases. With a second EP It’s Always Raining coming out via Plasmapool records, Hall has shared ‘Flaws’, a sporadically arranged song built on soulful mantric vocals and minimal textures to support it, that is more than the sum… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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Maynooth electronic producer Jack Casey AKA EMBRZ has already put his spin on a track from Carly Rae Jepsen along with his own individual strand of twinkling electronica on a number of songs in the last two years. Here, Casey remixes The 1975’s ‘Somebody Else’ adding some dance glow to the original’s track.

Posted on November 1st, 2016

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The atmosfolk duo Saint Sister, Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty have established themselves as one of the best new Irish bands of the last year and a bit. The pair have now released two new songs to keep us sated.  ‘Tin Man’ and ‘Corpses’ are two songs recorded with Alex Ryan which are released through Communion Music’s… Read more »

Posted on November 1st, 2016

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Limerick alt-rock band Slow Riot have just signed a deal with UK label Killing Moon, bringing their angular atmosphere to potentially bigger audiences. ‘Absent Dreams’, the band’s new single has that modern post-punk edge found in Interpol’s music and the stylish video by director Lukasz Pytlik and shot in Warsaw features the supernatural kind of car… Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2016

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Diane Anglim (vocals & piano), Jarlath Canning (bass, guitars & synth) and Ian Frawley (drums) are the musicians that make up Swords. The band’s 2013 debut Lions & Gold established a melodic synthesizer-lead rock style but for their followup Tidal Waves is a leaner, more considered record with songwriting up a notch on previous. Lead… Read more »

Posted on October 26th, 2016

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Congolese/Dublin guitarist/singer Niwel Tsumbu’s band RiZA is made up of Eamonn Cagney (of Treelan) on percussion, Emma Garnett (Feather) and Sallay Garnett (Loah) on vocals and Paddy Groenland (Ensemble Ériu, Manden Express) on guitar. Last year, RiZA gave us ‘Kamembe’ and the promise of an album. That album arrives in January and from it, ‘Thank… Read more »

Posted on October 25th, 2016

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Loose Joints is new podcast hosted by Nialler9 and Sally Cinnamon talking to people about the music they love: old and new. For number three we are joined by Emmet Kirwan, actor and writer. You might know him from his brilliant stage show Dublin Old School, Just Saying or most recently Thisispopbaby’s RIOT show at… Read more »

Posted on October 25th, 2016

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A certified club banger, ‘Just Say’ is a song that that was played at Ibiza this summer and spread out across the clubbing landscape over the last few months, including over very own Lumo. The song by the UK producer is also a bit of a pop smash and having U.S. R&B singer Tinashe on… Read more »

Posted on October 25th, 2016

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