With each passing song, Wyvern Lingo show a new facet of their developing sound, especially on their forthcoming EP release on March 4th through Rubyworks. ‘Letter To Willow’ has them giving a Dirty Projectors-style vocal to a 90s-style song, ‘Subside’ also recalled a 90s feel, specifically the work of Fiona Apple with a jazzier influence…. Read more »

Posted on February 22nd, 2016

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I first heard ‘Love On Top’ at Daithí’s incendiary Body&Soul Electric Picnic set last year. At that time, Dublin singer-songwriter Sinead White was known for a pleasant debut album of bright songs. Paired with Daithí’s electronic pop sensibilities though, White’s voice became a powerhouse on that day, in a dance music context. I’m delighted that… Read more »

Posted on February 11th, 2016

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Bray three-piece Wyvern Lingo have a new EP out called Letter To Willow on March 4th. The EP’s title track harks back to a 90s pop/rock sound and vocals akin to the expressive power of the Dirty Projectors. The video for the song by Simon Eustace just dropped and it’s a simple yet effective one-shot… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2016

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The 20 year-old English producer Sunil Heera aka XO introduces himself with a sweet headnodding beat that ushers in some piano stabs and the soulful voice of Sydney James Chatburn on ‘Divine Disaster’. The song develops an Kaytranada R&B beat style swing and things continue to seep in from there, sounding like a popper bouncier… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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Katharine Philippa is one of my favourite Irish artists and one of the most talented I’ve seen play live. She’s created an excellent mashup cover before this one takes four of Bieber’s songs from his new album Purpose, ‘What Do You Mean’ / ‘Love Yourself’ / ‘I’ll Show You’ / ‘Sorry’ and turns it into… Read more »

Posted on January 19th, 2016

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Ellie and Louise McNamamara, Heathers, are back with a new song from a the followup to their second album Kingdom. ‘November’ is a slow-moving song that addresses loss and the suitable video was made by Shaun & Jeff at Crooked Gentlemen Films. The song is on iTunes. Here’s an acoustic version of the track:

Posted on January 15th, 2016

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The new Belgian artist Tsar B released her first track ‘Escalate’ late last year. The song’s chopped and screwed atmospheric electronic style has an Middle Eastern influence with FKA Twigs-style scattered minimal pounding beats. Today, a video shot by Maximiliaan Dierickx in Lisbon accompanies the song. “The hunt of the dark creatures and the fearlessness… Read more »

Posted on January 7th, 2016

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Foreign Air is a new American band from, Jacob and Jessie Clasen (second names unknown) who collaborated between the real world (in New York, North Carolina, California and DC) and online via Dropbox. For their debut single, the pair have hit upon a sound that is close to the muted indie R&B of Glass Animals… Read more »

Posted on December 1st, 2015

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Haelos have been slowly insinuating themselves into the heads of music fans with their singular atmospheric harmonic indie. The London band released a super EP earlier this year that features ‘Earth Not Above’ which was followed by ‘Dust’. Both are quality songs. Haelos are releasing an album next year on Matador so in the meantime,… Read more »

Posted on October 29th, 2015

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West of Ireland electro/pop fiddle and button pusher Daithí has been finding his own groove of late with shows at Electric Picnic among the best that he’s played in his career. As a fiddle player, it’s no surprise that Daithí takes inspiration from the past, but his new track ‘Mary Keane’s Introduction’ has a personal… Read more »

Posted on October 21st, 2015

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Katie Laffan has been making music for a few years now and received some attention through Hot Press’ Big Break competition two years ago. Now, at age 19, the Dubliner Laffan has just released her debut EP called Dead As Disco. And while these days, disco feels quite alive in various ways, Laffan’s title suggests… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2015

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The Bray trio of Caoimhe Barry, Saoirse Duane and Karen Cowley aka Wyvern Lingo have been itching to get some new music out into the world, so much so that we gave you a live version of ‘The Worst Light’ back in June. In the meantime, the band have been playing with the Hoze and… Read more »

Posted on September 23rd, 2015

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Madonna’s ‘Into the Groove’ begins with the pop star flaunting her moves in her bedroom, wishing and hoping she can find someone else to dance with outside that sanctuary. Belfast-based duo New Portals explore a similar theme with their new song ‘Groove Boy’ so much so that the lyric intentionally or unintentionally echoes Madonna’s line… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2015

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Maud in Cahoots‘ music has been growing in stature over the last year or two, buoyed by an increase in artistic ambition that saw them perform their music in conceptual stage show as part of the Fringe Festival. Their style, an orchestral chamber-pop take on a Scandinavian-style pop music, has also grown more refined as… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2015

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Los Angeles’ Transviolet have followed up the excellent ‘Girls Your Age’ with ‘Bloodstream’, a more-direct desire hit of pop melodies and electronic beat ambiance. The band had this to say of the track: “Being in love is knowing someone could completely destroy you. It’s a reckless vulnerability.” US Tour Dates (with Mikky Ekko)  Thurs… Read more »

Posted on August 26th, 2015

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