Following in the same electro-pop mould as their Glasgow city peers Chvrches, Prides sound like a Scottish Arcade Fire making bombastic electro-pop music on their debut single ‘Out Of The Blue’.
The Norwegian singer who became an online pop favourite five years ago thanks to singles ‘Chewing Gum’ and ‘Heartbeat’, has returned with a new single ‘Tube Stops And Lonely Hearts’ inspired by early ’90s rave culture.
‘Heartbreaks + Setbacks’ might just be the R&B jam of the summer. It’s taken from Apocalypse, Steven Bruner’s second album on Brainfeeder which was produced by Flying Lotus and out in July.
Previously a member of The Magnetic North with The Verve’s Simon Tong, London-based Northern Irish musician Hannah Peel returns to her solo project with the Nailhouse EP, lead by the orchestral pop track Harbour.
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.