To follow up their debut self-titled album, Bicep dropped a new EP of three tracks today lead by album highlight and previously released ‘Glue’ but also featuring an acid synth-roller called ‘DLR’ and the motorik bass of ‘Metro’ which is a new favourite. Glue EP by Bicep There’s also an official video for ‘Glue’ released… Read more »

Posted on November 2nd, 2017

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Having been around a few years now as an active project, Conan Wynne and Anna Doran’s joint music project Contour is now releasing a full-length. The pair’s musical dynamics are typically textured electronic music released over EPs and once-off tracks, with Wynne’s varied production drawing influence from disparate genres from jazz, funk, drum and bass… Read more »

Posted on October 26th, 2017

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Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell were formerly of the band Halfset but in recent times, they’ve recalibrated themselves and the friends of 20 plus years have been make electronic music as Mount Alaska. that is reminiscent of Moderat and Burial on three previous singles. Their fourth track on Language Recordings arrives shortly before their set… Read more »

Posted on October 25th, 2017

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After some teasing of her first new music in 9 years earlier this week, Karin Dreijer formerly of The Knife has returned to her solo Fever Ray project. Far from the somewhat disturbing visual we saw yesterday teasing the song, ‘To The Moon And Back’ is the closest thing we’ve had to The Knife since… Read more »

Posted on October 20th, 2017

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Bad Bones emerged as one of the highlights from Hard Working Class Heroes festival this year but anyone who has caught her dancer-featuring live show or her considered audio-visual releases since Sal Stapleton started the project will be aware of the producer’s unique vision. Following the release of newest single ‘You’, Sal turned the song… Read more »

Posted on October 19th, 2017

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Chris Somers is one of the hardest-working and unfathomably busy individuals in Cork city today: having served time in a succession of guitar outfits, recent years have seen him expand his horizons into event curation with PLUGD Records, visual art, scoring for theatre and an increasingly busy sound-engineering schedule. New music was never going to… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2017

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Ships‘ album Precession is one of the finest records of the year song-wise along with the most sonically detailed. It’s been on constant play since it came out earlier in the year and Sorca McGrath and Simon Cullen’s gigs have been regular features since. For the Simon-featuring vocal cut ‘I Can Never’, the Dublin band… Read more »

Posted on September 28th, 2017

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​Harry​ ​Bookless​ ​and​ ​Aaron​ ​Page​’s Carriages project takes field recordings and weaves them into songs that sound organic, quaint and transformative at the same time. The Carriages project is the perfect start for independent promoter Homebeat’s new label arm as they are at the cross section of HB boss Emmet Condon’s musical interests and they… Read more »

Posted on September 27th, 2017

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One of the highlights from David Kitt’s recent New Jackson’s recent output is ‘Electric Blue’, his Bowie homage style track that came out on Fort Romeau’s label before his debut. At the recent Other Voices Berlin event, Kitt performed the song live for the cameras. Watch above. Watch Talos perform ‘In Time’ from Other Voices… Read more »

Posted on September 26th, 2017

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LCD Soundsystem might be putting out their first record since 2010 tomorrow with American Dream but that hasn’t stopped them sharing another track not on the tracklist for the new album. ‘pulse v.1’ is an instrumental 13 minute jam that must have come out of those sessions. The band’s three Dublin shows are sold out.

Posted on August 31st, 2017

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Here we go. Two of my favourite Irish acts combine on this remix of Ships‘ ‘None Of It Real’, the most recent version of which featured on the Nialler9 highly-recommended debut album Precession. Kildare duo Mix & Fairbanks have been knocking it out of the park of late on the remix front and last week… Read more »

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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Known as a DJ and producer, Robbie Kitt is marking himself apart from his well-known brother David of late with original tracks and a great Afro Edit on Orange Tree. His newest release is on All City’s new sublabel Pear focusing on house music and you can hear two of these Kaleidoscopic house tunes on… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Three great DJs doing a B2B set at Optimo’s 20 party as the grand finale for an all-day event that had a hefty lineup. This is my kind of set featuring LCD Soundsystem’s Lindstrom Tribulations mix, Moda’s ‘Retro & Grade’, Giorgio Moroder, Margarida and many more including that Optimo favourite – Madonna’s ‘Hung Up’. Dig… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Music from I Am The Cosmos, the electronic project of Ross Turner and Cian Murphy is always welcome around these parts. ‘Making Me Wait’ is the lead track from the duo’s forthcoming EP Nothing But Love, their first since the one-off 12″ ‘Letting It Go’ last year. The EP is released on Sligo label Art… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Iglooghost is a young Irish-born UK-based producer Seamus Malliagh who can’t be more than  20 years old but who already has an EP on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. News has reached that his  heavy-beatdown atmospherics, dayglow rap beats and squiggly electronica will get a full-length release Neō Wax Bloom on the label on September 29th. After… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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