Contemporary & Classical

New Music Friday Edit: James Vincent McMorrow, Darkside, Berwyn, Sinead O’Brien, Leon Vynehall & more

It’s New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs out. Here are the…

Handpicked new tunes: Charlotte Adigéry, Squid, Gruff Rhys, The Go! Team, Fynch, Roman Flügel & more

Friday is release day and here’s the first things that caught my ear while listening…

Handpicked new tunes: Anderson .Paak + Bruno Mars, Drake, For Those I Love, Kelly Lee Owens & more

Friday is release day and here’s the first things that caught my ear while listening…

Handpicked new tunes: AE MAK, Noname, Clark, Tebi Rex, Fears, People Club & more

Friday is release day and here’s the first things that caught my ear while listening…

Úna Keane is one of the few artists in the world to release a live album recorded in 2020, hear the single ‘Hollow’

The Dublin musician Úna Keane has a live album of collaborations coming out which was…

Ryan Vail made a new track in lockdown with concert pianist Ruth McGinley – ‘Chrysalism’

The Derry electronic producer and one half of Borders, Ryan Vail has made a track…

Robocobra Quartet’s Chris Ryan Sorbet EP uses the same two-chords as a foundation for each tracks

Producer, drummer and vocalist Chris W Ryan of Robocobra Quartet released a very interesting EP…

Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra’s Borders release uplifting new single ‘Love’

The song features on a extended digital version of the album out this month.

Nils Frahm has released a new album – Empty

German composer and pianist Nils Frahm dropped his new album Empty over the weekend to…

Matter is the debut solo album from The Line, moniker of Meltybrains? member Brian Dillon (premiere)

The Meltybrains? member comes through with a solo project bathed in light of the Irish songwriting tradition.

Diatribe Records are releasing 7 albums during New Music Dublin Festival; listen to a percussive track by Lina Andonovska which explores the “Junglist massive circa ‘95”

The contemporary music festival New Music Dublin returns next week Thursday February 27th to Sunday…

Jon Hopkins releases piano-led single ‘Scene Suspended’

The producer and composer performs in Dublin this March.

Kitt Philippa talks us through their debut album Human

The Belfast musician has just released their long-awaited LP.

J Colleran launches new label Oyae with EP01

The Irish ambient producer is back.

Rachael Lavelle releases the Gothic & dreamlike ‘Perpetual Party’ as first single of 2019

Dublin recording artist Rachael Lavelle returns with her first single of 2019 with ‘Perpetual Party’. The…

Premiere: Diffusion Lab artist Emiji debuts with futurist electronica on ‘Mystical Thoughts’

The Dublin-based producer is blending the cutting edge of electronica with the most stirring of cinematic.

Irish producer Neil O’Connor releases collaborative full-length Relative Phase as Ordnance Survey

The Irish artist has previously worked under the name of Somadrone.

Kevin Corcoran of Glasshouse Ensemble and Saso collaborate on new Thresholds LP

The contemporary classical LP aims to “create a sonic landscape that would reflect the cycle of life and the journey to death”.

Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail collaborate on Borders album, hear a song with Moya Brennan

Stephen James Smith also features on the albun due on Quiet Arch on June 14th.

Michael O’Shea was an experimental Irish 70s musician who made his own instrument; his debut album has been given a new lease of life

Allchival have reissued his debut which features his unique instrument, a combination of dulcimer, zelochord and sitar.