It’s impossible to feature all of the worthy releases available on Bandcamp for their now-monthly fee-waiving day so I’m focusing on brand new stuff that dropped today if you’re looking to support some artist. You can see more of my personal recommends on Bandcamp itself but for now:
God Knows – Who’s Asking II EP
The four-track EP on Fly High Society featuring the East Coast All-Stars remix and tunes featuring Nealo, Lethal Dialect, Hazey Haze, MuRli and Bony and more – along with JP Gallagher’s recent comments on Irish rap used as a sample . There’s also some sweet tee action going on.
Kean Kavanagh – Dog Person LP
After looking for a rollie on a rollover, Soft Boy Kean Kavanagh has announced a 10-track long-player to come out on September 25th available on Bandcamp today for pre-order on vinyl.
There’s also a new track called ‘Emma’ which dropped with a video by Kojaque today:
Ordnance Survey – Ampere LP
Another pre-order album, this one from Neil O’Connor’s other project that’s not Somadrone aka Ordnance Survey. The album to be released on October 1st features appearances fromDonal Lunny, Crash Ensemble, Cormac Mac Diarmada (Lankum), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and David Murphy.
NewDad – ‘Blue’
A great new song from Galway dream pop band we premiered earlier this week.
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Remix EP
Danny Krivit, Ray Mang, Cooper Saver and David Bay on remix duties for the disco-flecked band.
Rush Hour RSS Vol. 2
A new Bandcamp-only volume 2 compilation from Rush Hour.
Emma Langford – ‘Birdsong’
Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford has a new album coming out on September 18th called Sowing Acorns and ‘Birdsong’ is the opener. Featuring a choir that includes Niamh Farrell, Sive, Cari Q, Jess Leen, Ruth Smith, Alma Kelliher, it’s an impressive choral song that comes with a video featuring 11 year old dancer Líla Courtney.
It feels like a rallying cry – a protest song. I needed an army of mná.
Birdsong is a celebration of who we know we are deep down in the marrow of our bones, no matter what society tells us. You are who you are right down to your bones, and that person is fine, and nothing anyone says or thinks can change that.
I spent a lot of time when I was younger never quite feeling like I fit in, hating how I looked, how I felt in my own skin. This song is a rebellion against that.”
Nina Hynes – ‘Change Your Heart’
A new song Nina Hynes, not featured on forthcoming album ZAP!