Lakker have been a regular name on the Irish electronic scene almost since I first started going to gigs in Dublin put on by Alphabet Set in the basement of a pub on High Street beside Christchurch Cathedral about 13 years ago. Ian McDonnell (who makes music as Eomac) and Dara Smith have had a… Read more »
Trinity College student band the Trinity Orchestra have put out two versions of the big ensemble performing a medley of Gorillaz’ Demon Days tracks – one in the studio and one live version. The project was arranged by Éna Brennan and produced by Kevin Bluett, with the help of the committee of Trinity Orchestra, Rob… Read more »
Hudson Mohawke’s new album Lanterns features Miguel, Antony Hegarty, Jhené Aiko, Ruckazoid & Devaeux and Irfane who appears on the album’s first single ‘Very First Breath’. The song still has a deep bass kick and those synths wide like the Grand Canyon but there’s a softer side to the track which throws back to his… Read more »
Speed Wunderground have been knocking out a fine collection of 7″s of late including releases from Kate Tempest and Juce. For their 11th release, they’ve got a great single from London band Teleman, ‘Strange Combinations’, the first since the band’s Bernard Butler-produced album last year. The song sounds like a cross between Hot Chip, Dutch… Read more »
The Dublin band little xs for eyes are a group who are evenly split between the sexes who draw in influences from folk, indie and synth pop. The six-piece are back with a new album Everywhere Else on April 13th, the followup to their debut S.A.D. The album is concerned with love and nature and… Read more »
Energetic pint-sized Vegas singer Shamir has dropped the second single from his upcoming album Ratchet on XL coming in May. ‘Call It Off’ debuts with a great puppet video for the eminently danceable electro-pop single about giving someone the heave-ho.
The Cork soulful pop eight-piece band Shookrah kick off a short series of live videos with a rendition of ‘I’ve Had A Nice Time, Thanks’ as performed at Mother Jones Flea Market in Cork. The band support Booka Brass Band on Saturday in the city at Oliver Plunketts.
The evolution of FKA Twigs’ style continues with a self-directed video for a new track ‘Glass & Patron’ for a new song featuring voguing in a forest and some strong pregnancy imagery. The song is from an EP coming later in the year. The video was directed and choreographed by her as part of the… Read more »
Good things happen to good people sometimes. Nile Rodgers is one of them. Today, the musician and his band Chic have revealed their first new song in 22 years. ‘I’ll Be There’ is built on an old unreleased song that Rodgers, after beating cancer, resolved to make into something new from old analogue recordings, with… Read more »