Impressive return single for the Wexford singer's fourth album.
I’m not sure if Wallis Bird is as popular here as she is in parts of Europe (Germany/ Benelux / Austria / Switzerland) but it certainly doesn’t seem like she’s as well known here. Perhaps her strident Ani DiFranco-style acoustic pop has a more natural home outside of Ireland. For the first single, ‘Hardly Hardly’… Read more »
Posted on March 7th, 2014
This is the sound of multicultural Ireland in independent music...
Andre J.P Bangala is the brains behind Rocstrong a band so new that there’s only one song online at the moment. But that song has already turned heads with State and Phantom picking it up. Bangala is a Congo-born Dublin musician who says he’s studied funk and rock music in trying to find his own… Read more »
Posted on March 3rd, 2014
The Haim show keeps going.
They’re back in a week to play a sold-out Olympia Theatre and indeed, there’s a sold-out UK tour around it but they have another single from Days Are Gone and the video gives them an excuse to bust some moves.
Posted on February 25th, 2014
The best "pop star" video you've seen in a while.
No not a Balkan version of Ke$ha, but a Canada via New York London-based singer Kiesza whose new single sounds like a big pop track but carries some house music and electro pop in its DNA. The video is equally “pop star” suitable with its low-budget but effectively song-serving choreography. The video is directed by… Read more »
Posted on February 18th, 2014
A cross between Kylie and Niki & The Dove with some basement disco and R&B soul influence.
There’s quite a lot R&B influenced electronic production around at the moment so much so that’s it’s definitely “a thing”. Whether it’s American singers like Tinashe, Banks or Kelela or UK singers like Jessie Ware, or Rosie Lowe it’s in vogue. Veiga Sanchez aka Salt Ashes is a 22 year-old Brighton singer who fits into… Read more »
Posted on February 14th, 2014
New track from the singer's second EP out next month was Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World last night...
I have to admit, I thought Andrew Hozier-Byrne would wait a while longer before releasing some new music. Maybe work on an album with major label dolla, hit America (hello SXSW) and release a track or two. But there’s news that Hozier will release his second EP, From Eden next month on Rubyworks, the followup… Read more »
Posted on February 6th, 2014
Former Bitches With Wolves man returns with a new single and remixes from Azari & III and D/R/U/G/S.
It’s been a while since we heard from James O’Neill but he’s back simply as James Wolf with ‘Heart & Soul’, a dance-pop number coming out on February 10th. Above is the video by Chloe Hayward. There are also remixes from Azari & III (one of their last now they’ve disbanded I guess) and D/R/U/G/S…. Read more »
Posted on January 30th, 2014
The singer returns with a food-themed album on Ninja Tune produced by Dave Sitek.
Kelis has spent a good part of four years becoming a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and now has her own line of sauce. So maybe it’s not surprising that her new album is called FOOD is produced by Dave Sitek and that various tracks on the Ninja Tune-released album feature titles… Read more »
Posted on January 30th, 2014
Dancing in the scrapheap.
‘Don’t Wanna Dance’ is Danish singer MØ’s latest single, from her forthcoming album No Mythologies To Follow out on March 7th. Despite sounding like Diplo produced it was actually produced by Ronni Vindahl. Looking forward to hearing the album now. Album tracklisting Fire Rides Maiden Never Wanna Know Red In The Grey Pilgrim Don’t Wanna… Read more »
Posted on January 27th, 2014