A lot of music from Ireland and Northern Ireland comes our way and every week, we listen through it all, sift the list down to a manageable list and share the best new tracks from emerging artists and some more established acts that deserve to be heard by you.
Featuring Cosha, Disfreq, Vernon Jane, Anna Leah, Apostle, Elliott Mo, The New York Salsa Company, Kid V, Strabe, Peter Vogelaar.
The Donegal dance duo Disfreq have leapfrogged local activity in favour of Ibiza courtesy of Solomun playing their tracks out on the Balearic Island. Plus, a fair few London gigs.
‘People’ is their hypnotic looping latest, that reminds of a Joe Goddard-lead Hot Chip remix.
King Of The Sea
Dreamy electronic acoustic vibes from Strabe, the Irish/UK duo Angelica Black and Irish producer Emmet Carey.
The band will release debut album How Our Love Grows tomorrow October 20th on PIAS.
Strabe started when Angelica (originally from Scotland) was at the Cork Jazz Festival and met Emmet,in a smoking area and struck up a musical friendship that began months later in Dublin student bedrooms.
A bright and electronic vibey track from Irish producer Elliott Mo for his fifth single, returning after time away from music for a while with a renewed vigour.
Chestpains And Sidepieces
The Irish band with the alt-rock jazz-punk sound released their second album last week, and it’s the title track that stood out to me on first listen.
The New York Salsa Company
You’re A Fucking Loser
Adam Smyth of Dublin based noise-punk band Tribal Dance (currently on a hiatus) re-emerges under the project name The New York Salsa Company.
‘You’re a Fucking Loser’ is the eerie minimal electro new single from a forthcoming debut album HAMMUU 001, on Bad Soup Records.
Want You Back
The music of Wicklow artist Cosha, formerly known as Bonsai, flirts with mainstream and alternative R&B styles, and has worked with Mura Masa,Rostan, Vegyn and Shygirl.
‘Want You back’ finds her in a mellower, needier moment.
The artwork image is wild.
‘Bittersweet’ looks back nostalgically with sentimentality at romantic summers passed.
“Autumn is the inspiration for this song. I love snuggling up by the fire and watching the leaves change colour and fall from the trees. I wanted the song to capture this feeling—warm and cosy. However, with this seasonal change come darker days and colder nights, and a sense of uninvited isolation can creep in unknowingly. My lyrics touch on that—how life can be a mix of highs and lows, and it’s okay to feel both; bittersweet.”
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This week’s playlist updates includes the songs above along with new additions:
CMAT – California
The Mary Wallopers – Rich Man And The Poor Man
John Francis Flynn – Willie Crotty
cbakl; Kibo – MEANINGFUL EXISTENCE
The Line; Loah; Fehdah – Communion
CMAT – Rent
The Mary Wallopers – Madam I’m A Darlin’
Alicia Raye; Becky McNeice – Faucet
glasseyed; Julia Louise Knifefist – parasyte
vi0let – Heat
Double Screen; Sharpson – See Each Other
Siobhán Winifred – Killers