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The Galway musician/singer gives away EP for free...

Elaine Mai is giving her new four-track EP away for free from today, citing musical progression as one of the reasons she wants more people to hear and download it. Mai’s music has become more dance-orientated and has featured more electronic production (as has her remix work) in recent times and you can hear that… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

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A new tropical rock song captured in live format.

If you’ve not seen Tvvins live yet (make a date, it’s worth it), then you’ll likely only have heard two songs from the band – the excellent ‘You Better’ and Two Worlds’‘. What those two songs don’t make clear is the band have a pretty awesome drummer, Lewis Hedigan. for live dates, and you can… Read more »

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

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A moving atmospheric orchestral indie pop track from a new Irish band.

Staring At Lakes are a new band formed in 2011 as Raffiki but this year, are gearing up to release a debut album this summer, starting with the launch and release of their impressive first single. The band consists of Grace Tooher, Ciaran Toohey, Laura Sheary, Sean Carroll, James Tooher and Tom Retamiro and ‘Consanguinea’,… Read more »

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

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First listen to the Dublin duo's second album and first look at the 'Hunger' video too.

The first album from John Duignan and drummer Conall O’Breachain as We Cut Corners clocked in at 27 minutes but packed in more passion, melody and meaning than most manage at twice that length. That brevity is one of the band’s greatest assets, the delivery of short, sharp gut punching tracks that bow to the three-minute rule has… Read more »

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

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Tropical percussive R&B from the Oxford band's new album Zaba.

The new band that have captured my enthusiasm more than most this year, Oxford’s Glass Animals have had some great tracks in the lead-up to their debut album release Zaba on June Wolf Tone/Caroline International, whether it’s a Kanye cover, ‘Gooey’, ‘Holiest’ or ‘Black Mambo’. They were also one of my highlights at SXSW this… Read more »

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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Irish/Canadian band return with a more expansive sound.

Irish via Toronto band Nightbox have come back with new material to follow up their quietly bubbling but niche loved singles from the last two years. We have heard ‘Burning’, the title song from The Panic Sequence EP but ‘In The Rural’, their latest, pushes their sound into new directions that suit them. The band’s… Read more »

Posted on April 16th, 2014

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A free download of some classic rock'n'roll swagger from The Minutes new album.

‘Cherry Bomb’ has been getting a baiting on Irish radio for the last month so it feels like there’s a lot of people who will be interested in hearing what The Minutes have come up with for album two Live Well Change Often on Model Citizen Records on Friday 9th May. ‘Supernatural’ sounds like the… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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Zane Lowe premiered another brilliant track from Nabuma Rubberband.

Since seeing Little Dragon at Body & Soul just under two years ago, it was clear that the Swedish band had exceeded the parameters and musicianship of their recorded material. It’s something that’s been increasingly evident through the band’s showing of versatility: working with Big Boi, their new single ‘Klapp Klapp’ and now ‘Paris’, the… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2014

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Tune-Yards – ‘Wait For A Minute’

A slow R&B-style cut from Tune-Yards' new album.

Tune-Yards has a new album called Nikki Nack on May 2nd in Ireland on 4AD. You’ve probably already heard ‘Water Fountain’, a track that was very much in the established style of Tune-Yards. New track ‘Wait For A Minute’ is a bit more R&B than we’re used to from Merril Garbus.

Posted on April 8th, 2014

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