As featured here last year with the opening track ‘Running’, Caz9 is a new Irish electro-pop artist who just dropped her debut EP Phase II. Check out the six-track release here, the highlights of which are ‘Everywhere’, the aquatic synth-pop of ‘Want To Wake’ and the lead track.

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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‘My Ireland’ is a poem by Stephen James Smith (you will know him from ‘Dublin You Are’, at least) commissioned for St. Patrick’s Festival set to visuals by Myles O’Reilly and music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Inni-K, Saint Sister, Loah, Ye Vagabonds. It was all produced, recorded and mixed by Conor O’Brien. It’s a… Read more »

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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Ever had one of those potential relationships that were heading towards the friend zone, that you were just DONE with the pretence? Thundercat knows the feeling. When you can he’s looking at the screen waiting for you to hang up? He’s rather be playing Mortal Kombat. And please, stop calling after 2am. ‘Friend Zone’ was… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Gráinne Dee is a musician who played with Irish post-punk band Cap Pas Cap several years back. Today, she returns with news of a solo project as Hostess and an album A Simple Life, recorded with Stephen Shannon in Experimental audio out in Summer 2017 on After the Quake Records. ‘Valentine’ , despite arriving on… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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In typical cyclical fashion, that ’90s R&B sound we all discovered through Atlantic 252 and later, (if you were lucky to have a satellite dish a home), The Lick with Trevor Nelson is making its way back into the charts. Starting back in 2013 with AlunaGeorge’s cover of Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Come On Live Long are re-emerging. Taking their time in following up their debut album, the band have been living in separate countries but keeping their ties together through their shared music pursuits, even when they are working on solo endeavours. Last year, they shared ‘For The Birds’, a neo-soul style track that indicated a… Read more »

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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Tebi Rex are ​Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga from Maynooth, Kildare whose styles take in pop, hip-hop and dance as part of its sound. They were introduced with the charming yet not-quite-there ‘Black Enough’. ‘Everything You Say Is A Poem’ is a more confident outing, a song that mixes low-end rap production and melodic pop… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Galway singer-songwriter Maija Sofia’s ‘Persephone’ is the musician’s best single song yet. Dispensing (or rather graduating) with lo-fi recording techniques, ‘Persephone’ was produced and recorded by North London electronic artist Gazel. ‘Persephone’ is an intimate folk pop song that Sofia says is a song “of despair, an ethereal retelling of the Greek tale of a… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Percy Chamburuka aka Jafaris is a rapper and singer with ambition, and is part of the burgeoning new generation of hip-hop artists in Ireland. Formerly known as Profound, Jafaris is one of the most promising of the lot. He also played a bit part in the feel-good movie of 2016 – Sing Street. He’s just… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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