Elena Tonra of Daughter in Derry. By Rich Gilligan
After specials from Dingle, Derry and London in the last six months, Other Voices, series 11 will start broadcasting in its entirety on RTE2 over the coming 8 weeks starting tonight at 11:20pm.
Tonight’s show will feature Luara Mvula, Palma Violets, Daughter, The Staves and George Ezra while you should look out for performances from John Grant, Villagers, Savages, Laura Marling, Little Green Cars, SOAK, Local Natives, This Is The Kit and much more. More…→
Tieranniesaur are back with a second album of disco indie jams. Listen to it here.
Having spent the last two years bringing their block-rocking lo-fi disco indie tunes around Ireland, Tieranniesaur have regrouped for another round of “DIYSCO”.
As you would expect, DIYSCO is a collection of 12 upbeat tracks lead by the voice of Annie Tierney which add more of a forceful edge to the band’s sound. The title track and first single is a messy but endearing first representation of an album which reveals subtle expressions on the disco-indie format throughout on the starry-eyed alt-pop of ‘Maro Rides The Wave’, the synth-funk of ‘Chill Bros’, the good-time horn-assisted and brilliantly-titled ‘Looking Up The Skirts Of Giants’, the wavey-synth and strings rabbit-hole of ‘Horses With Melting Eyes’, the loose-rock glitter of ‘No Big Deal’ and the sweetness of ‘The Changeling’.
If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ll likely have heard ‘To You’ and ‘Time’ from Cork duo Young Wonder’s second EP Show Your Teeth. The whole EP is now up for listening and purchasing and the other tracks to pay attention to include the boom-bap dragging electro of ‘Electrified’ which is the closest they’ve come to sounding like Purity Ring, the broken-up rhythm and vocal track ‘Seventeen’ and the out and out electronic banger which is a live favourite ‘Bullet’. The EP is further evidence of Ian Ring’s serious production chops.
Show Your Teeth is out now on Feel Good Lost Records via iTunes or Bandcamp and the duo have live dates coming up in Christchurch Cathedral for Evening Songs with Heathers and Ham Sandwich (and a choir), Sea Sessions, Indiependence, Latitude, Longitude, Castlepalooza and Strange Brew’s Cruise. More info.
Camden Crawl Dublin weekend is almost upon us and now I’m excited. Along with other hosts like Paul McLoone of Today FM, Claire Beck of Phantom, Mother, Entertainment.ie, Sweet Oblivion, Strange Brew, Totally Dublin, Hidden Agenda, Young Hearts Run Free and more, Nialler9 will be holding Sweeney’s down where there will be two floors of music on Saturday and Sunday. Watch the video above (the song featured is Adultrock’s ‘Chants’) to get a taste of what to expect and stage times are below along with a timetable for the whole event.
Dublin band Spies are back with ‘Distance Shorelines’, the first single from the band since 2011′s ‘Barricade’. The song’s distorted indie-rock dynamics are paired with Michael Broderick’s emotive voice. Howling post-punk guitars, crashing cymbals and an ’80s rock beat are also present on the B-side ‘Mint & Lime’ by the five-piece. The two songs sound like a young band really coming into their own. The band have been compared to The National and Interpol but while the former is suitable still, I can’t help but think of the intensity of Savages who I’ve been listening to a fair bit lately. ‘Distant Shorelines’ / ‘Mint & Lime’ will be released on Trout Records. There’ll be a launch party in the Button Factory on May 23rd.
A roundup of 14 tracks not previously featured here that have been getting the new music veins pumping in the last seven days. These tracks are the besttracks not already featured on the site in the last week that popped up on my radar and left an impression in the last week or have appeared elsewhere. The Best New Music Weekly playlist will be posted every Wednesday.