Two years ago, I ran a series of guest posts from people involved in Irish music featuring their top 5 Irish acts at that moment. This time around, I thought I’d shift the focus to international and ask a similar question – “Who are your top 5 new artists of 2011?”. Musicians, bloggers, record shop owners, journalists, bookers and radio presenters will all be answering that question.
Gugai is the main man and promoter in Roisin Dubh in Galway and one of the best sources for new music in Ireland. He’s on the ball so to speak. Upcoming gigs in the Roisin include Strange Brew Christmas Party with Le Galaxie, Adultrock, Elaine Mai & It Was All A Little Bit Black & White and New Year’s Eve with ASIWYFA, Toby Kaar, Daithi and Sleep Thieves. In January, there’ll be a week of gigs Once Upon A Time In The West #2 – with Grandmaster Flash, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Abandoman and more. Here are his top 5 new acts of 2011:
Posted on December 8th, 2011