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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Belfast electro-pop duo New Portals are making some of the brightest music in their field in Ireland right now and they’ve just announced a new EP called Stereo, due out on March 10th, to followup singles like ‘Cage’, ‘Winterskin’, ‘Groove Boy’ and ‘Do It Right’. ‘Stereo’ packs an EDM-leaning dayglow punch and swings on the… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Dublin singer Soulé’s debut single ‘Love No More’ made a big enough impression locally that is was this week nominated for an Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year. And it’s easy to hear why. Soulé is one of the most promising new artists in the soul, R&B and pop sphere in Ireland and… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

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Argentinian-born NYC-based singer Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi was an artist with some momentum a few years ago until she appeared to fall off the face of the earth. But as often happens, she was probably off having the funs somewhere (or having extreme anxiety attacks). Now, her brand of noir-pop is back front and… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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Galway artist Laoise is set to build on her Nirvana cover and the release of the brooding slow-moving electro-pop ‘You’ with the release of her debut EP Halfway shortly. Til then, please enjoy a live version of ‘You’ recorded with her live band at South Studios and shot by Éamonn McManus. The song now has… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2017

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Overcoats, that is Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell left an impression on the Dublin music scene with their harmonious folk music two summers ago. Since then, the former college roomies have been writing, recording and playing live, and now there is a debut album called Young to be released on Arts & Crafts label (home… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Goldfrapp just announced that their seventh studio album Silver Eye arrives on March 31st on Mute Records. Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory’s longstanding creative relationship continues to strive forward with new single ‘Anymore’, an electronic song with Goldfrapp’s pop sensibilities to the fore. Silver Eye is the followup to 2013’s Tales Of Us and it… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2017

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Hotly-tipped 22-year-old singer, producer and musician Maggie Rogers has dropped a third song from her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading. ‘On + Off’ was first premiered last night as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. After ‘Alaska’ and ‘Dog Years’, it suggests Rogers’ Pharrell-approved ascension will be fruitful, ‘On + Off’ is classy… Read more »

Posted on January 17th, 2017

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Last year, Justin Bieber’s songs were reimagined as drippy ’80s ballads by Tronicbox. Now, Glasgow-based Saint-Laurent followed his lead and did the same thing to both the song and video for Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This Is What You Came For’. Mega. Original for comparison:

Posted on January 10th, 2017

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To accompany the live single of ‘And Dream Of Sheep’, originally recorded on Hounds Of Love in 1985 and performed at Kate Bush’s 22 concert run in London of Before The Dawn, which is released as on Friday as a triple album. This film was made Kate performed live in a huge water tank at… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2016

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Siights is a new duo formed by Toni Etherson and Mia Fitz, the former a chart songwriter from Scotland and the latter, a musician from Dublin who has played live with Hozier for the last two years. The pair decamped to LA recently to work on music together for other artists but and what they… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2016

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Galway artist Laoise Ní Nualláin came to my attention with a downbeat electro pop cover of Nirvana’s Come As You Are earlier this year. Laoise’s debut EP Halfway is coming in January and ‘You’ the first single ‘You’ mixes Laoise’s flighty vocals with a brooding electronic pop low-end and touches of R&B and pop. Ní… Read more »

Posted on November 15th, 2016

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Dublin duo Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon’s Æ MAK burst onto the Dublin music scene with the colourful ‘I Can Feel It In My Bones’. The song’s exuberant pop harmony and rhythm stand out as much for their sound (influenced as they are by Merrill Garbus’ Tune-Yards and jazz singer Anita O’Day) as their theatrical… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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GIRLI is a London producer and singer who exists in the post-PC Music vein, except with more genuine humour and less art school posing. So more Charli XCX than QT, with ’90s pop and a gleeful anarchic spirit. As much inspired by Spice Girls as anything else. She has singles with titles like ‘Girl I… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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Ruth and Mike Aicken aka New Portals have made a fine line of electro-pop songs in the last two years, when they’re not working as The more folk-pop band Jepettos. ‘Winterskin’ is their newest single (released December 2nd), a song with a lot of tense electronic atmosphere. Musically, it’s the most confident and commanding they’ve… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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