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The first of a series where a guest writer gives us a primer into that band you should know more about.

Pádraic E. Moore is a writer, curator and believer. Here, he delves into the self-created world of the experimentally-minded skewed synth-pop American band Sparks. There’s a Spotify playlist to accompany this feature. I had my first significant encounter with the music of Sparks a decade ago via their 1974 album Kimono My House. After a… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2014

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Andrew Ashong, Beck, Disclosure, Julio Bashmore, Beat Culture, Mo Kolours... //

10 songs you should hear right now with a playlist below… 1. Andrew Ashong – ‘Love The Way’ Ashong makes beautifully smooth R&B which unfolds in a hypnotic way that is suited to a jazz audience and an electronic one.‘Flowers’ with Theo Parrish was one of last year’s under-the-skin tracks that went everywhere across the… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2014

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Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains, Lapsley, David Douglas, Tinashe, Effy, Marissa Nadler///

10 songs you should hear right now with a playlist below… 1. Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains – ‘La Vérité’ An accessible guitar-pop psych-funk teaser for the French band’s second album Piano Ombre out in March. ‘La Vérité’ is a airy track from the album, representing the band’s gift for mixing guitar pop, funk and psych… Read more »

Posted on January 20th, 2014

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Girl Band, A$AP Mob, Krystal Klear, Thomas Barfod, Kaledia (pictured), St. Vincent, Chromeo///

10 songs you should hear right now… 1. Girl Band – ‘Lawman’ One way to get people’s attention by providing a real gutbusting noisy palate cleanser to kick off the year which is what Dublin band Girl Band do here on a “a stomping, fuzzy six minutes of ballsy post-punk rock noise.” 2. A$AP NAST… Read more »

Posted on January 10th, 2014

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St. Vincent, Burial, Warpaint, Njena Reddd Foxx, Tev'n, Jape, Mmoths, Marika Hackman, Gardens & Villa, Clu, Bondax, Lorde and more...

December was all about End of Year lists so there was still lots of music I didn’t feature on the site last month. Most of it, you’ll find below… The 30 tracks: Tev’n  - ‘Callous Heart’ Marika Hackman – ‘Cinnamon’ Sunken  Foal – ‘As Hot As Fresh Milk’ Chrystyne – ‘Time Is An Arrow’ St…. Read more »

Posted on January 3rd, 2014

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Your favourite Irish releases of the year...

Concluding the Best of 2013 lists with your favourite Irish albums as voted in the Readers’ Poll. Thanks for another year. See also: Readers Poll: Songs / Videos, gigs and more. My lists: Albums, Songs, Remixes, Videos and Irish. All Artwork by Fatti Burke. 25. Nanu Nanu – Unit 1 Alien-pop from Laura Sheeran and… Read more »

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Posted on December 24th, 2013

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From High Hopes to Earthly Pleasure to DIYSCOs to The Kitchen Floor...

Best of 2013 continues. The results of your favourite Irish songs are in. Check the list below for direct links or hit the Spotify and Soundcloud playlists below. Artwork by Fatti Burke. Top 30 Irish songs of 2013 Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’ James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Cavalier’ Villagers – ‘Nothing Arrived’ Le Galaxie… Read more »

Posted on December 24th, 2013

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About 7 hours of music with Spotify, Soundcloud and Youtube playlists included.

Artwork by Fatti Burke. Of all the annual Best Of Lists, top tracks is the most fun to compile. You’ll find my 100 favourite songs of the year below and playlists come in three flavours: Youtube, Spotify and Soundcloud. Capping this at 100 was hard but then that’s what the blog is for. Check out… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2013

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The Nightflight/Radiomade DJ gives us his nice list.

Nightflight DJ Lil’ Dave has been a party starter in Dublin for ten years now. His weekly radio show on Radiomade is one of the best around and showcases the man’s penchant for house, disco, electronica and funk. Nightflight’s NYE gig features live sets from Lasertom, February & Mars, Adultrock with DJs: I Am The… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2013

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