A lot of 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 songs that pass our writers that deserve to be heard by you. Without further ado. More more extensive Irish coverage, follow our Spotify playlist or hit up the Irish section.
‘Settle Down’ is the latest offering from new, Dublin-based artist Fia Moon. What makes both this track and Moon stand out in general is her stellar vocal performance, which is simultaneously coarse yet soft; it glides effortlessly over the prevalent arps and chimes within this track. With clear pop influences and R&B lacings, the song is a lesson in pop perfection. Proving that sometimes less really is more.
The Signal Drops
Subplots are a Dublin based band composed of Ross Chaney, Phil Boughton and Daryl Chaney. Their latest single ‘The Signal Drops’ is an Alt-J-esque track that fuses afrobeat rhythms and intricate guitar melodies with dense, modular synth textures. This, combined with a quirky lead vocal, lends itself to a compelling listen.
‘Play’ is the first single from Lü Tysky‘s forthcoming album Female Friendly, due out later this year. The song takes influence from psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s, complete with dizzying guitar and synth lines that move in and out of phase throughout the song and quirky lyrics, “I failed my maths exam but I don’t give a damn / any minute now the bell will ring, and I’ll go to the park with my friends and sing”. How many teenagers do you know that look forward to singing in the park after school?
Uly is the moniker of new Dublin-based artist Rafino Murphy. His second single ‘Burnin’ Up‘ is a gentle ode to a lover, complete with a brass combo and an irresistible guitar hook, the combination of which render it a sweet addition to your summer playlist.
How Dare You
Bokito are an Irish, London based band with a tropical indie-pop sound. Their new single ‘How Dare You‘ is a summer staple with infectious, bright lead lines and a suitably colourful music video to match. The video, which came out today, is an accurate visual representation of the song with varying fluorescent scenes, questionable dancing and confetti.