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5 great new songs to love this week

5 great new songs to love this week

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:


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