Featuring Brigid Mae Power, Skripteh, 7th Obi, 1000 Beasts, Zeenie Summers, Cromby, EMBRZ, Delac, Kestine, Niallish, Jossle, Yop, The Fully Automatic Model.
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.
1000 Beasts, Zeenie Summers
Sun Valley Drive
The Cork artist Cian Sweeney’s 1000 Beasts project pairs up his productions with a different collaborator on nearly every track. For the fifth single from his second album, Irish/Nigerian artist Zeenie Summers brings a bilingual vocal in English and Yoruba to the party, on a bright indie soul jam.
1000 Beasts will be performing at All Together Now on Friday August 4th.
Now Berlin-based Belfast producer and DJ, Cromby comes through with an acid squelch underfoot on the brisky dancefloor cut ‘Casual Carnage’ from a new POTENCY 003 EP.
Skripteh on a summery tune on this one, as the Wexford MC rolls the top down on a holiday buzz.
Brigid Mae Power
I Must Have Been Blind
Irish singer/songwriter Brigid Mae Power’s new album Dream From The Deep Well was released last week, and features this beaut of a Tim Buckley cover.
2023 Live Dates
21 Sep: Cottier’s Theatre, Glasgow, UK
22 Sep: Brewery Arts, Kendal, UK
23 Sep: Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, UK
24 Sep: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
25 Sep: Moth Club, London, UK
26 Sep: Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
After the recent feature of ‘All My Plants’ Cork-born, London-based artist and producer Jossle offers the acoustic soul track ‘Nested’.
The Kildare producer Jack Casey aka EMBRZ has found a larger audience outside Ireland in Sydney, Melbourne, New York and LA with his more EDM-centred music in recent years.
‘Wildflower’ is from the second EMBRZ album, out 4th August on This Never Happened, and is out on a North America tour.
The Fully Automatic Model
Derry producer Jonny Delaney aka The Fully Automatic Model’s latest track is a breakbeat and electro track, which has a wistful nostalgic feel to it.
“Electric Fields is a homage to the outdoor festival and soundsystem culture,
music and people that give so much inspiration to do what i do today.”
“DIY krauty-psychey-dancey-noisey-punky two-piece with a drum machine,” is how the two “ageing Ballina punks” behind Yop bill themselves.
The duo released an EP The World Is A Hell in April, and ‘Yop II’ is the kraut psychedelic rock tune that closes the release.
A cassette featuring two more songs is on Bandcamp.
Yop Live gigs:
24-06-23 – Dublin The Hut w/ Hubert Selby Jr Infants and Chrononaut
01-07-23 – Castlebar, Garbos, w/ Errorist and The Deadbeats
01-08-23 – Galway, Roisin Dubh, w/ Cobra Truth
20-10-23 – Dublin, Fibbers w/ The Nilz
28/29-10-23 Ballina, Ballina Arts Centre, October Nights
The return of 7th Obi gathers apace with ‘untameable’ is a collaboration with fellow Irish producer Burke. It’s weird little autotuned hip-hop track which has Kanye vibes and is about sliding into the DMs and it going no further.
A video on Tik-Tok of Obi showing the song to Clint419, the fashion designer and owner of London brand Cortiez has done numbers with over 400k views.
All I Ever Need
The Irish/English production / songwriting duo of James McAdam and Stephen Dooley aka Delac have announced a new EP Beyond The Clouds, will be released on August 1st.
‘All I Ever Need’ is a shimmery lo-fi house jam from the EP.
Delac debuted the ‘All I Ever Need’ at Spotify HQ over the weekend where they played the closing set for their Pride party alongside queer icon Jodie Harsh.
Delac on Insta.
It’s a wonky alt-rap electronic track, inspired by the f-word of Frustration and songs like ‘Up De Flats’.
“Frustration towards entering a recession, frustrations of an underground artist seeking to be heard and seen, frustration with the treatment of working class people, frustration with the endless failure of banks and government. Despite the anger there are glimpses of hope in the notion of rebellion. As mentioned in the lyrics the video is shot without permission, while ironically being funded by government grants. There is still hope for a future of universal basic income for all, not just artists. There’s also a karmic hope that the facilitators of injustice will receive reckoning from a god or a mob.”
Amapiano summer vibes on the new song from Cork-based artist Kestine.
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