Friday was release day and here’s the first things that caught my ear while listening to new songs out.
See the New Music section for individual posts on tracks.
Jafaris – ‘Beggar’
Jafaris came through with a new EP I Love You But I’m In A Bad....Mood on Friday and ‘Beggar’ is a fine example of the Irish rapper’s high bar in releasing a tune. The brass on the outro gives this tune a lift but the melodies and hook are always strong with Uncle Jafa.
Bitch Falcon – ‘Turned To Gold’
There’s a lot of effective rock music on Bitch Falcon’s long-awaited debut album Staring At Clocks moving between atmospheric guitar pedal-assisted sounds and ripping low-end. ‘Turned To Gold’ is my favourite previously-unheard song from the Dublin band’s record.
Max Cooper – ‘Spike’
Dip into Max Cooper’s discography and you’ll always find something of interest is how I think of the Northern Irish producer’s music these days. Cooper is consistently releasing textured, varied and imaginative music paired with beautiful visuals. Case in point – ‘Spike’ from the Earth EP with a video by Yoshi Sodeoka.
Look out for a Max Cooper AVA show on November 18th from Carlisle Church in Belfast.
Elaine Malone – You (1000 Beasts Remix)
I’m loving this floaty take on Elaine Malone’s ‘You’ from fellow Cork musician 1000 Beasts.
Katy J Pearson – ‘Take Back The Radio’ (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito)
Katy J Pearson is a solo artist formerly of Ardyn, who we were fans of around here, who is set to release a debut album on Friday called Return. Whereas that album sounds like it’ll be more of a retro folk vibe, Pearson’s Stevie Nicks-esque voice works wonderfully in an upbeat dance setting as per this remix.
Check out my other favourite new tracks in the playlist below: