Every Friday, four new music picks culled from the music blog hive mind are published as part of my Day & Night section. The magazine is out in print free with every copy of the Irish Independent on Friday so pick it up (or read it in the shop when the cashier isn’t looking).. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. Any one of these could be your new favourite band…
For those who found Niki & The Dove’s music just that bit too meandering might find comfort in this Swedish pop trio (yes, them Scandanavians again) and their debut video ‘Northern Lights’ which has over 100k views.
Currently touring with Paul Banks of Interpol in the U.S, this California band walk the line between indie-rock and big pop. Lead single ‘Female Robbery’ sounds like Lana Del Rey with male vocals.
A Devon singer-songwriter with a knack for uplifting folk pop and a gift for hushed candied vocals. Named by the Breaking More Waves UK blog as one to watch for 2013.
Unfolding through choral layers of modern R&B, Nowadays is the impressive new single from Phoenix, Arizona’s Youceff Kabal. Dreamy and delicate.
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.