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New music: Hozier, Black Atlass, Astronomyy & the return of early Dizzee Rascal

New music: Hozier, Black Atlass, Astronomyy & the return of early Dizzee Rascal


The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook.


A former member of the Trinity College Orchestra, Andrew Hozier-Byrne’ has stepped into his own spotlight with an impressive free-download Take Me To Church EP, showcasing his soulful gospel-tinged pop music.

Black Atlass

Alex Fleming’s cymbal-crashing piano-driven music mixes R&B with modern dub sounds on the beguiling and monochromatic ‘Paris’ single.


The two tracks from the English singer and musician are notable in their stripped back R&B style: a sultry voice, guitar, simple percussion and lots of space make for a winning formula.

Dizzee Rascal – ‘I Don’t Need A Reason’

While the rest of Dizzee’s new album The Fifth, due in September will have a “europop sound”, ‘I Don’t Need A Reason’ returns to the sound of his more groundbreaking early work with a bass-heavy rapidfire track.

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