Every Friday, I pick out four new music picks from the best of music blogs worldwide as part of my Day & Night digital section. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. The magazine is out today in print with every copy of the Irish Independent so pick it up to see my full section as well as the rest of the mag. My picks for the this week are…
This young Brooklyn rapper is only 17 years old has been compared to Nas and A Tribe Called Quest and there’s certainly a classic hip-hop element to his rap style and sample-laden tracks. Get his 1999 mixtape for an old-school lesson from the new kid.
Heart-swelling harmonic folk music from a Leeds duo David Fendick and Jonny Hooker on their debut EP Let It Go which recalls the likes of James Vincent McMorrow and Midlake.
Brighton’s DrDr impressed bloggers with their cover of Major Lazer’s Get Free but their own track Addicted is a fine cut of original electronic R&B.
The Swedes are the pop juice again. Jenny & Cecilia Vaz make up this sister duo and if we’re sticking to national comparisons, their music thus far, is a cross between Lykke Li and Niki & The Dove.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.