First Listen

First Listen: Elkin – Who breaks up with someone on a ‘Tuesday’?

On the new Elkin song, the electronic pop duo of Ellen O’Mahony and Carla Ryan…

Normal People actor & musician Slaney returns with the breezy pop song ‘Chameleon’

 Slaney Power has cultivated a fine line of breezy music that is light in the…

Dubliner Bobbi Arlo is making big swirling R&B pop moves on ‘Feel It’

The 22 year-old Dublin artist Bobbi Arlo has quickly established her vibe with impressive tracks…

Evan Miles comes through with a trippy video for ‘It’s Gunna Hurt Me’

Evan Miles is the Anomaly Collective-associated Waterford producer who is ably able to move between…

Toshín learn to love themselves on the sensual funk of ‘She’

Named as one of the best new Irish bands of 2020 by us, Toshín, the…

Lauren Ann previews the ’90s-alternative doting single ‘Angel Eyes’

The young Northern Irish artist Lauren Ann made an impression on our listening habits last…

Elaine Mai & MayKay collaborate on ‘No Forever’

After 10 years releasing singles and EPs, many of which are featured here, 2021 is…

Micheál Quinn pays tribute to his encouraging aunt with new song ‘More’

Having played drums with Dermot Kennedy, Meltybrains? and Enemies over the years, Micheál Quinn recently…

UNQ drops the sparkling rhythmic R&B of debut song ‘Tried’

Simone Adinga, who makes music under the name UNQ, is a Dublin-based South-East London-born artist…

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…

Limerick rapper Strange Boy brings out the guitar and bodhrán on new song ‘The Pope’

The Limerick rap artist Strange Boy is one of the most unique and talented voices…

Everything Shook – ‘Horror Show’

Continuing Spooky Season, the ambient electronica, freak folk and gothic electro trio Everything Shook are…

Josh McClorey moves away from the sound of The Strypes with the solo R&B pop of ‘Crazy’

Nearly two years on from The Strypes calling it a day, the lead guitarist Josh…

Yenkee’s ‘Life in 3/4 Time’ is inspired by Abba & John Martyn

It’s acccurate to say that Graham Cooney’s Yenkee project is one of my personal favourites…

Shiv brings some sunshine and light to her ‘You & I’ music video

Siobhan McClean is a Dublin-born Paris-based singer-songwriter and producer who makes music as Shiv who…

Introducing: Newry 18-year-old Lauren Ann has the grunge pop smarts on ‘How It Works’

The North of Ireland has always been a hotbed of guitar and rock music, usually…

First listen: Loah & Bantum – ‘NGLA’

The partnership of Irish Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter and Cork producer Ruairi Lynch AKA Bantum continues…

Orchid Collective return with the polished pop of ‘Thunder’

2018 was the last time we heard from the Dublin band Orchid Collective with their…

Gadget and the Cloud addresses anxiety and depression with new video & track ‘It Never Felt Right’

Gadget and the Cloud is Kelly Doherty who is known for her ambient electronic productions,…