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The Minutes will are closing out 2014, what may well be their best year as a band, thanks to extensive touring in Europe, a rising profile and a solid second record Live Well, Change Often. To mark the occasion, the band have released a new single, ‘Supernatural’, which comes with the news that the album… Read more »

Posted on December 15th, 2014

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Geppetto is the musical project of producer/visual artist Paul Mahon who has brought musicians, once again, into his circle around a theme. For his second collection of music, named The Et Cetera Project, there is an EP of music and photography exhibition “inspired by the salutary tale of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island.”… Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2014

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Jeremy Hickey has spent most of 2014 not working on his own music, mostly in France, with Justice’s Xavier De Rosnay and Bot’Ox but also with Jerry Fish, Geppetto and Cat Dowling. Under his own project, R.S.A.G., he gave us the moody shape-shifting ‘I’ll Be There’ earlier this year. ‘Don’t Move So Fast’ is the… Read more »

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

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ohw

One of the bands I’m most excited about at the moment are this duo from London. Their M.O. so far is simple. One track a month, posted on Soundcloud for 12 months. They’ve proved they can do strong simple melodious trip-hop music, girl-boy chemistry and direct pop. For ‘All We Do’, their fourth track in… Read more »

Posted on December 1st, 2014

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Elastic Sleep’s ‘Slip’, their newest single has an eerie alchemic quality to it. There are sounds you’ll be familiar with, a rolling bassline with a touch of distortion, cavernous drums, flashes of crunchy guitars but  there’s an uneasy magnitude to things. The rhythm creeps along while the vocals of Muireann Levis discombobulate proceedings, stretching the dynamics of… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2014

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5melties

Dublin band of experimental messers Meltybrains? are back with some material before the year is out trailing a new double A-side single coming in February. ‘Donegal’ + ‘IV’ are the two tracks on that release and here’s the latter. If you’ve heard this band before, you’ll recognise the groove, the five-piece’s mix of electric violin,… Read more »

Posted on November 17th, 2014

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lonelady

It has been over four years since Manchester artist Julia Campbell, aka Lonelady released her debut album Nerve Up on Warp Records which showcased the songwriter as a purveyor of jittering metallic guitar music with big 80s’ drums. The sound was out of step then, and here, on the returning song from Lonelady, ‘Groove It… Read more »

Posted on November 11th, 2014

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pockets

Pockets are a new four-piece band who describe themselves as “dark folk rock”. The Galway/Dublin band’s songs are written by Sean Leonard and arranged and played Faustina Finnerty (Vocals), Cian Hanley (Drums), Joe Padfield (Bass) with Sean (Guitar). On evidence of the band’s debut EP Raison d’être, their self-description is a good start. The lead… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2014

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The Galway singer and musician Adrian Crowley has made a name for himself for creating music of his own soundscapes. Across six albums, his music has moved from folk to gentle rock to singer-songwriter style to his newest album, his seventh, Some Blue Morning out this Friday, is certainly his most unique to date. The… Read more »

Posted on November 5th, 2014

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