St. Francis Hotel are a new Irish act/producers based in London who have released three songs thus far but have done enough to be noticed by the wider world via KCRW, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, BBC Six Music and Spotify. They previously featured here as producers of the song ‘Writer’s Block’ with Lixo… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2016

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Dublin singer-songwriter Naoise Roo’s new single ‘Whore’ follows in the tradition of PJ Harvey in the scornful yet human rock song stakes. It’s a song that seeks control and craves release in no uncertain terms. The video by acclaimed director Bob Gallagher (Girl Band / Myles Manley/ Spies) takes the idea further and places it… Read more »

Posted on December 1st, 2016

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Three years on from The Notas’ second EP, it turns out the Dublin band had not laid their instruments to rest. Formed from members whose families are from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, France and Ireland, the alternative band went relatively quiet. It looks like they were living in London the last while. Now, they’ve resurfaced with… Read more »

Posted on November 16th, 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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Earlier this week, the xx’s new album details leaked out via Shazam. Well, surprise, we didn’t have to wait much longer. The band have just released their new song ‘On Hold’, a song which features a sample of Hall & Oates’ ‘I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)’. It’s the sound of a more… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2016

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Brendan McGlynn is the former singer of Color//Sound and the current guitarist of the Raglans. As Lovr, his solo project, McGlynn has a series of four EPs coming out over the next year, recorded in home studios. Girls Girls Girls is the first of the EP releases and the first track ‘Ode To The Women… Read more »

Posted on November 4th, 2016

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In a short time, TooFools, a band brought to us by Lorcan O’Dwyer, Steven McCann and their big gang of friends have made a splash on the Dublin music landscape. They introduced themselves with a live video by Christian Tierney of Insanity. Now, nearly a year later and with much live experience under their belts,… Read more »

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

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Limerick alt-rock band Slow Riot have just signed a deal with UK label Killing Moon, bringing their angular atmosphere to potentially bigger audiences. ‘Absent Dreams’, the band’s new single has that modern post-punk edge found in Interpol’s music and the stylish video by director Lukasz Pytlik and shot in Warsaw features the supernatural kind of car… Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2016

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Diane Anglim (vocals & piano), Jarlath Canning (bass, guitars & synth) and Ian Frawley (drums) are the musicians that make up Swords. The band’s 2013 debut Lions & Gold established a melodic synthesizer-lead rock style but for their followup Tidal Waves is a leaner, more considered record with songwriting up a notch on previous. Lead… Read more »

Posted on October 26th, 2016

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