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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