Albums & Releases

Listen to Record Store Gay – a compilation of gay anthem covers from Irish bands

Record Store Day is happening on Saturday and as well as a buttload of once-off…

Album of the week: Hundred Waters – Hundred Waters

Every year I go to South By Southwest, there’s always one band I come back…

Album stream roundup: Orbital, Breton, Chromatics, Alabama Shakes, Amadou & Miriam, Keaton Henson, Wills Earl Beal & more

The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams…

Kindness
Album of the month: Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind

Opening with swirls of guitar solo notes, synth rushes and a brisk beat, the first…

Irish albums eMusic
eMusic Top 20 Irish indie albums 2007-2012

eMusic approached me last month and asked me to contribute a list of Irish albums…

New Le Galaxie video & download their album for free today only

Watch Michael Pope giving it socks in this Le Galaxie instructional dance video by Mark…

Kid A – ‘BB Bleu’ & PPPONEY: A soundtrack for an imaginary film

Virginia’s Kid A released a soundtrack to an imaginary film called PPPONEY last year for…

Grimes Visions
Album of the week: Grimes – Visions

There’s no way this post or review should really exist. Two or three months ago,…

Listen to Grand Pocket Orchestra’s new album – Ronald & Sylma

If Grand Pocket Orchestra’s The Ice Cream was a jerky spasmodic debut that averaged a…

Album stream roundup: Grimes, Tennis, Air, Sleigh Bells, Errors, Perfume Genius, Tindersticks, Sinead O’Connor & more

The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams…

Album of the week: Chairlift – Something

Chairlift’s 2008 debut album Does You Inspire You? was an impressive if somewhat muddled first…

John Talabot – ‘Destiny feat. Pional’

‘Destiny’ is the second track off the excellent new John Talabot album ƒin to feature…

Album stream roundup: Lana Del Rey, Blondes, Delorentos, Leonard Cohen, We Have Band & more

The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams…

Listen to Quompilation #2: Irish bands cover their favourite tracks of 2011

Quarter Inch’s Quompilation is back for #2 in the series of Irish artists covering their…

Compilation: Music from Saharan Cellphones

Darren from Last Days of 1984 put me onto this compilation seeing as I’ve shared…

Free album: CocknBullKid – Adolescence

It’s a path that occurs way too often in pop. A promising young artist gets…

Download the third mixtape from The Weeknd – Echoes Of Silence

I spent all of Monday afternoon listening to the first two mixtapes from The Weeknd,…

Paula – ‘Change The Subject’ feat. Cadence Weapon

From Arbutus Records, the home of recently featured TOPS, comes Paula who is actually a…

New album streams: Saul Williams, Korallreven, J*DaVeY, Gotye, Sepalcure, We Cut Corners, Kate Bush & more

The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams…

Album stream: Youth Lagoon – ‘The Year Of Hibernation’

Idaho-based Trevor Powers’ dreamy, brittle and emotive songs have been getting increased buzz on music…