The live-favourite from the Galway boy will be released as a single soon.
Daithí’s had an amazing year on the home front. He’s played a lot of festivals and gigs around the country touring his unique loopstation and fiddle-based setup and a set which is a banging mix of pop, house, dance music. He’s really developed into a 21st century Irish pop musician, one that is equally comfortable… Read more »
Posted on November 29th, 2013
Maynooth's Jack Casey's deeply-felt electronica transcends the remix format.
22 year-old Maynooth producer Jack Casey has only been making music publicly as EMBRZ since earlier this year as far as I can tell but he has developed his own sound rapidly in that short time. What the EMBRZ sound is defined by is ambient electronic, twisted high-pitched vocal samples and an influence of neon… Read more »
Posted on November 19th, 2013
Laidback English synth-poppers return with a new single.
Metronomy return with a dapper new single ‘I’m Aquarius’ this week and a first listen for those of us who didn’t bother downloading their Night Sky app, which in fairness, was a cool way of getting the track – point your phone towards the Aquarious constellation and press play. If you always thought Metronomy were… Read more »
Posted on November 12th, 2013
Former members of The Kinetiks find their formula.
Darling are a new Dublin duo, Gary Harding and James McGuire who were formerly members of The Kinetiks. They’ve been working hard since, particularly on their songwriting which now has a considerable commercial appeal to it now. Harding says: “We confined ourselves to a studio environment for months and months with guitars and pianos, a… Read more »
Posted on October 24th, 2013
Playful, weird, danceable and hyperactive dayglow pop music.
Tom and Harriet are a London duo that make up Birthday Sex, a wonky electronic pop project about to release their debut thing on Tokyo’s Teto Records (home to Not Squares over there). ‘Wurp’ is a kind of pinging dayglow pop music that is playful, weird and hyperactive at the same time. Also weird, is… Read more »
Posted on October 14th, 2013
Happy pop, Jai-Paul-esque electronica and college rock from Dublin.
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new tracks and artist picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook for more and pick up the paper to see my entire column this week including a Netflix film of the week and why Lorde… Read more »
Posted on October 11th, 2013
Electro-pop funk from a London/NYC singer-songwriter.
‘Not Like Me’ the new single from London musician Gentry is a funk-pop earworm with synth breakdowns, a deft falsetto and a smattering of disco glitter production. The singer’s bedroom pop music falls beyond that remit, sounding as globe-straddling as his regular movements between London and New York. The single is out on October 21st…. Read more »
Posted on October 7th, 2013
The new New Zealand pop princess, Dublin college rock, future R&B and a UK dance pop smash-hit.
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new tracks and artist picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine in print. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook. Lorde – ‘Team’ A sixteen year-old New Zealand teenager shouldn’t really be making music this addictive. She impressed on Jools Holland last… Read more »
Posted on September 27th, 2013
Extra-terrestrial R&B pop, '80s charmers and English rockers do 'Hold On We're Going Home'.
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new music picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine in print. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook. FKA Twigs There’s not that much genuinely provocative music out there these days despite what Gaga and Miley might think. But then FKA Twigs… Read more »
Posted on September 20th, 2013