It’s been a while since we heard from the Irish-born New York-based talent Sorcha Richardson. Her last featured track was the superior ‘Petrol Station’. For her upcoming material, Richardson will release a song a month or thereabouts for the foreseeable future, that is generally more personal to her. ‘Walk Away’ is the first of the series.  

Posted on August 25th, 2016

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Formerly known as indie folk band The Ambient Affair, Jamie Clarke and Marc Gallagher have teamed up with Conor Deasy (Biggles Flys Again, Tomorrows) as Divan whose new name signifies a new sound for the musicians. Modern Knowledge was produced by Brent Knopf (EL VY, Ramona Falls, Menomena) and is decidedly more muscular than their… Read more »

Posted on August 19th, 2016

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The Galway-born Dublin-based singer songwriter Maija Sofia has released some fine gossamer lo-fi songs in the last year. Sofia released an EP, called The Sugar Sea in late 2015 and she’s got a new video for the opening track ‘Stains’, which she says “deals with the universal feelings of inadequacy and insecurity that come with… Read more »

Posted on August 15th, 2016

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Band origin stories are usually littered with groups that weren’t great, were too young to be any good, were formed because of a stupid name or were necessary in the chain of experience. Conor Adams and Lar Kaye, the musicians behind All Tvvins had a more successful run than most. Adams, along with his brother… Read more »

Posted on August 12th, 2016

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Cheylene Murphy (Pleasure Beach), Ryan McGroarty (Wonder Villains / A Bad Cavalier), and Aimee Williamson make up thei Belfast dreamy pop band Beauty Sleep. Their debut single ‘The Dark’ had some pleasing Phoenix pop shade. The three-piece’s second single is even more hazed and melodic, recalling M83 or a particularly poppy vintage indie track.

Posted on August 4th, 2016

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Andre J.P Bangala’s nascent career has quickly ascended from radio play to TV ads to Hollywood trailer placements. For his newest release, the followup to ‘Block Party’ the Show Off What You Got (SOWYG) EP out on Friday, Rocstrong has dropped the title track and a video shot in LA and Vegas earlier this year…. Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2016

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When the world seems to be turning madder with each passing day, sometimes you need to focus and vent on the little things as a form of escape. 19 year-old lad Skinner who lives “just outside Dublin” is young enough to care only about those small things: getting wrecked, not finding a decent seat on… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2016

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The Dublin band Swords have a new album due this winter called Tidal Waves and after hearing their new track ‘Betty Machete’, I’m super excited about hearing more of it. Diane Anglim (vocals & piano), Jarlath Canning (bass, guitars & synth) and Ian Frawley (drums) have been working with Karl Odlum on the followup to… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2016

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The Dublin band Funeral Suits have their first album in four years on the way. So far, they’ve debuted the Tears For Fears-esque ‘Tree Of Life’ and ‘The Way Back’, which was accompanied by a great James Fitzgerald video. Newest single ‘Crowded Out’ is out now (iTunes) and the song is a more serene song… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2016

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When Angel Olsen really lets loose, she’s at her biting best, as demostrated by songs like ‘High-Five’ and ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’ from Burn No Fire For No Witness. For her forthcoming album, My Woman (September 2nd on Jagjaguar), Olsen is playing a part, in song and video, versions of herself and others. ‘Intern’ dramatically suggested a transition… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2016

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Dundalk singer-songwriter Shane Clark aka Elephant is following up his debut album Hypergiant released last October with a new single ‘Stay With Me’ that has come after a period of songwriting frustration and a subsequent realisation. Clark says that after the debut came out (“an album that took years to come together”), he felt burnt… Read more »

Posted on June 28th, 2016

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Dublin duo All Tvvins have been gearing up for this announcement for a while and the news is out that the band’s debut IIVV will be released on August 12th through Warner Bros. Records. The ten-track album by Conor Adams and Lar Kaye features production by Jim Abbiss (Arcade Fire, Kasabian), Mark Rankin (Queens of… Read more »

Posted on June 24th, 2016

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Liza Flume has been quiet since last year’s ‘Sheets’ and the video of her performing a capella on a rock in Blessington. Liza went back to Sydney for a while to be with family and has been writing and recording new music since. ‘Bodies’ is our first listen to that new material, a sparsely decorated… Read more »

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

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The Avalanches’ three songs from forthcoming album WildFlower have improved upon each other which is a relief. If ‘Frankie Sinatra’ is a novelty rap song with decent guests, ‘Colours’ is effective moody psychedelia then ‘Subways’ is a magical callback to the sample tapestry of Since I Left You. It’s coincidentally the first song we’ve heard… Read more »

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

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