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11 new songs from Irish artists you should hear

11 new songs from Irish artists you should hear

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Alot of Irish and Northern Irish music comes Nialler9’s way and there’s little time to feature everything we think is worthy of a thumbs up or more ears. Every week, we collate the new songs from emerging artists that deserve to be heard by you.

For more extensive Irish and new music coverage, follow our Spotify playlist or hit up the Irish section for individual track features.


1.

DAY_S


Dangerous

Diffusion Lab artist Day_S new single ‘Dangerous’ is the Dublin artist’s finest pop-centric track yet.


2.

Ugolino

Early Hours

Shane Richardson and Oran Hurley’s Ugolino makes an immediate impression with their debut single melding spoken word rap and live jazz instrumentation for something fresh.


3.

Alyxis

MINE

Bad Bones returned as Alyxis earlier this month, and the Rush EP has just been released. ‘Mine’ is a minimally-constructed track that sounds like the hushed atmospherics of FKA Twigs.


4.

Smilez x Youngiz

Outside

Tallaght and Dublin 24 are represented in Smilez and Youngiz‘ viral hit (200k+ hits in a week) ‘Outside’ which blends drill with a pop sensibility.

“Since we started sharing the snippets a certain group has been feeling a certain type of way and targeting us because they think when we say ‘Outside’ we are looking for beef but we are letting people know now we are ‘Outside’ working hard, focusing on our music, our visuals, looking good and all the boys looking fresh and keeping their energy good”.

Smilez

5.

Honas

Redesign

Honas is the solo artist who is a member of the Orchid Collective. ‘Redesign’ is a sweet pop track with electronic tones about a relationship that has run out of road.


6.

Taylor Mas

Me Again

‘Me Again’ is a sparking dance pop tune from new Irish artist Taylor Mas.


7.

KK Lewis

First Bus Home

KK Lewis‘ soft bedroom pop R&B style impresses on ‘First Bus Home’.

“The song captures a memory in Dublin City in the early hours of the morning waiting for the buses to start running again after a night out. It depicts my later teenage years and explores how isolating love can feel and how quickly these emotions can overtake you and leave you feeling completely lost. Listening to this song now, is like reading an excerpt from my diary, I can visualise the memory in my head so clearly and even though it was such a confusing and lonely time in my life, I can look back now with some clarity.”

I enjoyed this live version from a back garden.


8.

Adrian Crowley

Bread and Wine

The Watchful Eye Of The Stars is Adrian Crowley’s ninth album, produced by John Parish is the work of a songwriter hitting a masterful new level as heard on new song ‘Bread & Wine’.

The album features Nadine Khouri and Katell Keineg on backing vocals and Jim Barr of Portishead on double bass.


9.

Local Boy

Thoughts

Quickly following up his ‘Al Bundy’ single, Jake Hurley’s Local Boy has a nervous energy on a track about profiteering mental health services.


10.

Walk Then Dance

Something Human

Ian Goulding featured here with his first single and now the Scotland-based Irish electronic producer has dropped a followup that has a fine electronic fettle to it.

11.

Kyle Meehan

Guilty Of Love (feat. Jessica Hammond)

Dua Lipa vibes abound with Belfast vocalist Jessica Hammond’s vocal over the dance pop production of Kyle Meehan.