This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists.

1.

The Altered Hours – Over The Void

Cork-based five-piece band Altered Hours are signed to Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre’s label A Recordings Ltd. ‘Over The Void’ is a hazy psychedelic-rock track that will set you in a reverie.


2.

Beauty Sleep – The Falling Back

Belfast Three-piece indie-pop band Beauty Sleep’s latest release ‘The Falling Back’ is dreamy electro-pop track with graceful harmonies.


3.

Kojaque – White Noise

Dublin rapper Kojaque revealed the first track from his Deli Daydreams project on label Soft Boy Records earlier in the year which follows the life of a deli worker over eight tracks. His latest release ‘White Noise’ is dedicated to the poet and musician Paul Curran.


4.

Ryan Vail – As It Tears

This is the second release from Derry electronic artist Ryan Vail’s Distorted Shadows album which is out this April. ‘As It Tears’ is a deep-electronica vibe track with haunting vocals.

His album launch takes place at Dlight Studios on March 29th presented by Homebeat. Tickets priced at €9+ are available from Eventbrite.ie.


5.

Outsider YP – Just Us

Outsider YP is a hip-hop artist based in Cork City and his new track ‘Just Us’ is a tale of jealousy and being ignored by a crush or potential lover. The track is the lead single from his EP Sadboy Ultra which will be released later this year.


6.

Rebekah Fitch – A Love So Crazy

Northern Irish alternative-pop singer Rebekah Fitch’s latest track from her new EP Broken Mind deals with in-depth issues such as psychological turmoil and discovering love. The track is infused with powerful vocals throughout that evoke emotions equally as strong.


7.

Search Party Animal – Get Hitched

Formerly known as Bagels, the now four-piece Search Party Animal released their debut single ‘Evergreen’ last year. ‘Get Hitched’ is the latest release from them and sticks to their acquired upbeat experimental electro sound.

They play Whelan’s on March 9th. Tickets priced at €15+ are available from Ticketmaster.ie.


8.

All The Luck In The World – Contrails

This is the latest release from Wicklow natives Neil Foot, Peter Kelly, Ben Connolly and Kelvin Barr or All The Luck In The World from their album A Blind Arcade which is out this Friday, February 23rd.

They play The Workman’s Club on April 19th.


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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists.


1.

Majia Sofia – Flowers

Galway singer-songwriter Majia Sofia’s new track bears a more joyous and poppy tone to her previous releases, despite dealing with issues such as trauma and violence. This is also the first track that hears her being joined by a full band.

“The lyrics of Flowers came to me on a four hour train journey through Wales after reading Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’. I wanted to disguise the darkness of the lyrics under a sort of Phil Spector girl-group style wall of sound, it was engineered and mastered by the brilliant Joseph Reddin.”


Waterford musician and songwriter Deaf Joe’s returns with a preview from his third album Stuck which gets a release on Valentine’s Day. The song’s are interlocking and hypnotic piano and drum beats is nicely augmented by Joe’s voice and gives it a Radiohead-esque feel.


3.

All the Luck in the World – Landmarks

All the Luck in the World’s latest release is nostalgic in ambience sticking to the sound on their previous releases, soothing and comforting with an underlining sense reflection. Their album A Blind Arcade is out on February 23rd.

4.

Happyalone – Colours

Cork electronic trio Happyalone’s debut track is a layered and atmospheric largely instrumental build-up of emotion, ‘pondering on topics of life, death and the in-betweens of the journey.’


5.

Arms That Fit Like Legs – You Will Go On My First Whistle

Dublin-based instrumental rock band Arms That Fit Like Legs’ new track from their forthcoming album Legwork is fused with a soothing and synthesized energy throughout.

6.

Conor Furlong – “Alien”

Dublin native Conor Furlong has a voice that nourishes the soul. The video for ‘Alien’ showing drone footage of snowy streets is also very appealing to the eye.

7.

Sal Dulu – Tyko

Dublin producer and instrumentalist Sal Dulu has created 5 minutes and 41 seconds of pure bliss with this track. The collective mix of calming vocals, electronic flavours, Japanese samples and brass is truly satisfying.

8.

Gareth Quinn Redmond – Laistigh den Ghleo

23-year-old Dublin-based composer and musician Gareth Quinn Redmond conceptually derived his album Laistigh den Ghleo from the work of composter Satoshi Ashikawa, focusing on compositions that engage, enrich and reflect the surrounding environment of the listener.

He plays in The Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin on February 14th and 15th as part of the Scene and Heard Festival.

Posted on January 25th, 2018

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