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Richie Egan and his band will return to releasing Jape records in January 2015 with the release of his fifth album This Chemical Sea, the followup to 2012 Choice Music Prize-winning album Ocean of Frequency. Since that time, Egan has moved his life to Malmo, Sweden where he has been living since 2012, recording and… Read more »

Posted on October 14th, 2014

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New Dublin band Sails (not to be confused with Let’s Set Sail) are a new three-piece formed last year in college studying music. The band, who you previously might have seen as three members of the newly rejuvenated Planet Parade, have their debut single out next week. The song, ‘Lakes’ is an elegant piano chamber… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2014

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“We’re in an era when we have the freedom to be completely postmodern in the collage we make, the things we’re inspired by, the sounds we use, It would be boring as hell, lazy, and cowardly to just do what you’ve already done. I did my first record. I don’t need to do it again.”… Read more »

Posted on October 8th, 2014

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sissy

“You know this battle can only be won if we are on our knees.” Unidentified priest. So begins the short debut EP from new Dublin rock band Sissy (featuring members of Fag Enablerz and Putrefaction), before launching into ‘Sail & Rail’, a song about going to England to get an abortion with Enya which steals… Read more »

Posted on October 8th, 2014

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Earlier this year, Andre J.P Bangala aka Rocstrong picked up some fans with his debut track ‘Go’Head’, a poppy funky blues cut which had its own spin to it. The Congo-born Dublin musician has now followed that up with something different, which suggests that his studying of funk and rock music “to find his own… Read more »

Posted on October 6th, 2014

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Participant is a new project from the bassist from Dublin band Heritage Centre which has moved from a solo bedroom concern to a production/songwriter duo to a four-piece live band. Stephen Tiernan is the driver of the project and the band’s debut EP Bit Slow has been released now, showing off an atmospheric indie style… Read more »

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

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Despite a constant tour for Post-Tropical, James Vincent McMorrow has still found time to give us new music and videos. Today, he’s announced that the album will receive a deluxe version release on November 10th which will previously unreleased material including ‘When I Leave’, remixes and live solo recordings. One of those songs, ‘You Know’,… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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alt-j

Right, your band have won a Mercury, you book a big arena tour (they play O3 Arena in Dublin on Saturday), you have a sanctioned Miley Cyrus sample in the bag. What do you do next? Use the first album as a formula? Collaborate with Iggy Azalea? Get 2Chainz on a guest verse? No, you strip… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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