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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If you caught Girl Band’s main stage performance at Body&Soul, it was yet another reminder that no-one in Ireland or otherwise is making rock music like this: that pulverises the audience with sonics, that uses a guitar to sound like industrial chains, that switches up rhythms and howls with guttural approval. The only pity was… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2016

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