First Listen

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,…

Art Of Algebra – ‘Praying On A Gamble’ (feat. Breezy IDeyGoke)

Following the release of the interpretive dance video for ‘Maasai’, the Dublin producer David Hallinan…

First Listen – A new anthology of Stano’s music highlights one of Ireland’s most experimental and versatile outsider artists

Stano is a name that runs through the eighties and nineties of Irish music, synonymous…

Watch the artist’s wife, Hinata Hallinan, perform interpretive dance in the video for Art Of Algebra’s ‘Maasai’

Irish electronic producer David Hallinan released a full-length album under the name Art Of Algebra…

First Listen: Miriam Ingram is back with her first release in 13 years, Spells EP, produced by her son Wastefellow

In internet, music and life terms, it’s been a long time since we heard from…

We Cut Corners return with new Muscle Memory EP this Friday, watch the video for the title track, “a treatise on separation anxiety”

The Dublin duo We Cut Corners are releasing their first collection of music since their…

Cork multi-talented artist Blakkheart yearns to join in on ‘Honey Boy’

Blakkheart is a Cork-based female producer who has appeared on these pages in recent times…

Lucy McWilliams releases a confident summery solo debut on single ‘Runaway’ (premiere)

Having impressed immensely with her collaboration with another rising Irish artist Malaki on ‘Fair Play’…