Irish-born New York-based talent Sorcha Richardson is back releasing music into the world. Check out the recent track ‘Walk Away’, ‘Lost’ and the acoustic version of ‘I Can Be Your Friend’. Latest song ‘Ruin Your Night’, is typical of Richardson’s talent of making a friends’ night out universally relatable. “You should just forget my name,”… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2016

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One of the best sets I saw at Hard Working Class Heroes earlier this month was from the Dublin-based four-piece Orchid Collective. Their set in Wigwam showcased a considered, sonorous folk-rock sound from four lads who have been growing into their music. This week, the band release their debut EP Courage and over four songs,… Read more »

Posted on October 17th, 2016

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been too long since we heard from Tomorrows. In case you need a refresher, Tomorrows is a project featuring five members of the bands Biggles Flys Again, The Chapters, Jethro Pickett and Woodheart which takes its inspirations from prog, psychedelic and folk music of the ’60s and ’70s. After a few fine singles in 2015,… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2016

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In the wake of Hozier, Wexford band Basciville feel like the most obvious candidate to capitalise on his success, in terms of industry interest and shorthand of discovery. Cillian and Lorcan Byrne are brothers who have been biding their time since the incidentally Hozier-like ‘Blues In Red’ last year. As with all smart bands playing… Read more »

Posted on October 5th, 2016

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A year ago I met Pale Rivers during the Speed Sessions at Hard Working Class Heroes. A year to the week the Cork band have chosen to reveal their new single ‘August 6th’ is a song that grows from gentle waves of instrumentation to chugging guitar, from a whisper to a shout. The neon-hued strobe-effect… Read more »

Posted on October 4th, 2016

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Last week, Enemies announced the bittersweet news that their album Valuables, would be their last. In a statement posted by the Wicklow band, they explain that during the making of the album, they were torn apart personally and creatively. There were highs of great tours yet the band’s friendships were tested. It was decided to… Read more »

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

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As part of a 40th anniversary remaster and digital release of seminal Northern Irish punk band The Undertones’ first two albums Undertones and Hypnotised, Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine has remixed the band’s 1979 single ‘Get Over it’ mixed from the original multi-track. Here’s the original:   and the remix by Shields:   The… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2016

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Australian instrumental noisemakers Civil Civic are back with some new music from their forthcoming second album Test (October 14 via Gross domestic Product). Their first back in 2011 was a Nialler9 favourite with its minimal pounding pavement rock instrumentals. ‘The Mirror’ is two and half minutes of bassline riffs, ’80s drum beats and eerie synth… Read more »

Posted on September 9th, 2016

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Swords have followed up their excellent last single ‘Betty Machete’ from forthcoming album Tidal Waves (October 28th) with ‘The Letter’. The new song from Diane Anglim (vocals & piano), Jarlath Canning (bass, guitars & synth) and Ian Frawley (drums), is a solemn lullaby-style song about one-way dialogue about not being able to erase past actions… Read more »

Posted on September 7th, 2016

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