Cork-based alt-rock five-piece O Emperor resurfaced earlier this year after some time away from releasing music with ‘Make It Rain’ which brought a new afro-funk sound to their music. ‘Fish Tank’, from their forthcoming new album is the latest release from them and continues this new tone. The track is a hazy feast to get… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2018

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Isaac Mcguinness or Bobby Basil is a Dublin-based hip-hop musician who has been establishing a name as a solo artist for the past two years following his departure from Dah Jevu. His latest release is ‘I Don’t Get Enough’ which starts off with an eerie and glitchy tone that breaks through into a clear and… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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Dublin-based five-piece band Spies made up of Michael Broderick, Neil Dexter, Conor Cusack, Hugh O’Dwyer and Jeffrey Courtney re-emerged after a two-year break with ‘Young Dad’ earlier this year, a track that presented a new electronically experimental sound for the band. During their break period, Spies spent their time writing and recording new music, progressing… Read more »

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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London-based group Whenyoung made up of Limerick musicians Aoife Power (vocals/ bass), Niall Burns (guitar) and Andrew Flood (drums), made their debut with ‘Actor’ last year and have been shinning their sleek indie-pop aesthetic since with follow-on singles such as ‘Pretty Pure’ and ‘The Collector’. Their latest release ‘Heaven On Earth’ continues an upbeat and… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2018

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The “atmosfolk” duo Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre who make music as Saint Sister have been busy of late working on their debut album which is to be released this October. The album will come as a follow on from four-track EP Madrid which came out in November 2015 via Trout Records, which itself was… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2018

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Roisin Donald, more commonly known by her moniker Roe, has been making waves in the Irish music scene as of late. Since we pegged her one of the artists to watch out for in 2018 earlier in the year, she has gone from strength to strength, meriting slots at The Great Escape, Primavera and Indiependence… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2018

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After a short hiatus, Dublin duo We Cut Corners return with new single ‘The Specialist’, the lead single from We Cut Corners’ upcoming album Impostors which will see release in October 2018. The song is a departure from the lyric-focused and organic soundscapes that were prevalent on the band’s previous Choice Music Prize-nominated albums The Cadences Of Others and Think Nothing…. Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2018

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Dublin-based electronic producer and songwriter Gemma Dunleavy has taken a brief respite from her recent flurry of releases and features as well as a Boiler Room appearance to bring us I Was Never Young But I’m Not Old Yet,  an audio-visual art piece. Landing somewhere between beat poetry and ambient, musically speaking, the overtly political phrasing… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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Talos have today released a video for their new single ‘Kansas’. The superb track will feature on the forthcoming deluxe edition of the group’s debut album Wild Alee, due out on the 15th of June. The video is directed by Brendan Carty, whose previous work with artists like Hozier and Talos has gathered much critical and… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Solkatt Nocturne Leo Pearson and Peter Lawlor debuted their Solkatt project earlier this year after collaborating on the Red Bull Soundome. Their third single ‘Nocturne’ is a shimmering dark-edged synth-lead electronic track with a dynamic pulse. 2…. Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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Conor O’Brien has announced the fourth Villagers album is called The Art Of Pretending To Swim and will be released by Domino on Friday 21st September. It’ll be the followup to 2015’s Darling Arithmetic and return to the more fully-arranged band style on previous records. It was all written, recorded, mixed, produced and mainly, performed… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2018

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Kitt Philippa who formerly went under the name Katharine Philippa has released new music for the first time in over two years. Previously, the Belfast-based artist stunned me with a cover of four Justin Bieber songs in one. Philippa is very talented and thoughtful singer and musician who performs in an open and honest way,… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2018

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Dublin three-piece electronic group Dreaming of Jupiter have shared new track ‘Right Kind of Love’ as a follow on from ‘Let Me Down’ which came out earlier this year. The new track has an elevating and upbeat energy that channels a Disclosure-esque sound. This is the second track from their new EP to be released… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2018

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Wyvern Lingo have been playing a cover of Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’ of late in their live sets so they teamed up with Mahogony for a live recorded video of the song. More Wyvern Lingo news? They are DJing at Lumo Club on June 30th next month. The band released their album earlier this year. Listen to… Read more »

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

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After years of honing their layered, proggy neo-soul craft, Leeside outfit Shookrah have finally released the debut single from their upcoming debut album. ‘Don’t Wanna Doubt You’ acts a groovy instructional guide to the art of wooing, responding to topical issues of seduction and consent, by imploring the listener to “respectfully woo me”. Vocalist Senita… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2018

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