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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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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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Three years after their debut was released on the now defunct Richter Collective (with Adebisi gone this week too, it’s really biting hard), Hands Up Who Wants To Die have returned with a second album (on labels Art For The Blind/Learning Curve/Gabu and three others internationally) of weighty rock music that will be doing the… Read more »

Posted on September 25th, 2014

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Jennifer Evans

Jennifer Evans has been an artist to watch for three or four years now but no rush is recommended in diving headfirst into a debut album, it may have seemed like it was around the corner, any day now. Myself, I was only wondering about her new music yesterday. As it happens, today it was… Read more »

Posted on September 24th, 2014

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Dear Desert are a new Dublin trio who made an impact with their heart-on-sleeve ’80s pop debut track ‘Give It Up’. Today, Brendan Millar, Richie Fenton and James O’Donnell dropped track two, ‘Gift Above’ which is built atop a bed of circulating synths, piano chords and rattling percussion and grows into bloom with Millar’s yearning… Read more »

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago, I premiered the video for ‘Love And Work’, the new song from Cove, “a shimmering digital falsetto-laden electronic rock track”. Today, the EP is with us and among the release’s five tracks are ‘Sylvia’ a potent electronic track with bleeps, beeps, digital percussion, guitars and stunted synths that reminds me… Read more »

Posted on September 18th, 2014

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Chance The Rapper is a versatile talent. He sits outside rap’s porch painting a world that has more colour, passion and emotion than most. It’s almost hyper-real. On last year’s guest verse on SZA’s ‘Child’s Play’ he illuminated the track with Popeye references and a tightly structured flow that ends in a wistful singsong “But… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2014

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For their new EP, entitled Keepsake, Slow Skies (Karen Sheridan & Conal Herron) have amped up the atmosphere between the notes and words, moving their sound into more dynamic and effective places. A couple of weeks ago the ’80s feel of ‘Ice Field’ marked that change. It’s further reinforced by ‘Bodies’, track two on the… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2014

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In March, the Dublin duo We Cut Corners played a live set in St Patrick’s College of Education, as part of a series of concerts in the college. The band, who released their second album Think Nothing earlier in the year, have now made a five-track EP of the songs which were accompanied by strings… Read more »

Posted on September 17th, 2014

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