Dublin experimental band Meltybrains? have been busy writing and recording music for the last year and a half and plan to release a total of 12 in 2018. Their first release is ‘Horizon’ a track charged with a high energy, representing a slightly heavier sound for the band in comparison to their previous EP Kiss… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2018

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Karen Sheridan, performing under the name Slow Skies has a new song ‘Fire’, her first since2017’s ‘Shut Your Eyes’. It’s an expansion upon the dreamy folk sound that Sheridan has been honing since first releasing material in 2011. The addition of a full backing band builds a rich texture underneath the warm quality of Sheridan’s… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2018

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David Hopkins was a member of the band LiR before he decided to switch things up and move to New York. While he had a brief flirtation with a job in a famous restaurant that ended in him being fired for throwing cutlery at the head chef, most of his music career has since worked… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2018

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With the first quarter of the year down, here’s an overview of the albums that have resonated most with me in 2018 so far. 20. Palmbomen II – Memories of Cindy Smudged daydream neo-noir electronica A compilation of four EPs from the LA-based Dutch artist Palmbomen II with a concept around a eulogy to a… Read more »

Posted on April 6th, 2018

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Galway native Olan Monk who now lives in Porto, Portugal will be releasing his new EP INIS via the Canvas label on April 27th which will feature collaborations with Elvin Brandhi and Maria Somerville, as a follow on from ANAM meditation tape which came out last year. A limited number of cassette tapes are available… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2018

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Belfast native singer-songwriter Aislinn Logan has released new track ‘Spree’ as a follow on from her AA side ‘So Loud’/’Dance With Demons’ which came out last year. The track explores the reasoning behind holding back in relationships and questions whether or not you ever fully expose yourself to someone else. “No matter how close you… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2018

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Electro-pop duo Le Boom, Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon, are a band that I was so impressed with in the last year or so, that I’m now involved with them in a management capacity. It made sense for me, I loved their music and wanted to help beyond merely featuring their track on the site…. Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2018

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Dublin-based instrumentalist, composer and producer Seán Mac Erlaine has released ‘Horse-drawn Thoughts’ from his new album Music For Empty Ears which is set for release in Ireland this Friday, April 6th and worldwide on May 25th. The track is rich in a layered majestic ambience that is both reflective and emotive, featuring chalumeau and electronics… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2018

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It’s been a while since we heard from the Dublin electro duo Buffalo Woman, aka Neil Watkins and Tim O’Donovan. They have come back to us with a 7-minute track that’s much more melancholic and reaching than what we’re used to from them. The track goes from yearning, twinkling atmospheric synth pop to incorporate guitar… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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Post indie-rock group Little One have previously featured female vocalists Alannah Hewitt (James Vincent Mcmorrow), Faustina Finnerty (Pockets) and Catherine Smyth (Vernon Jane & Farrah Elle) on tracks such as ‘The Habit and ‘L/0’. For their latest release they have teamed up with Mayo singer-songwriter Maria Kelly on ‘Grawgy’, a melodically gentle track with up-beat… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Maria Kelly – Small Talk Maria Kelly tackles the issue of mental health in her new song ‘Small Talk’. The song is full of subdued beauty. From the earthy quality of the acoustic guitars to the warm… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2018

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‘The Truth About Irish Hip Hop’ is a new documentary directed by Gavin FitzGerald. The 20-minute feature details the rise and evolution of Irish hip-hop since the turn of the decade. The documentary centres itself around multiple interviews with various players on the hip hop scene and features a litany of noticeable Irish rappers. These… Read more »

Posted on March 29th, 2018

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Kildare native electronic Peter Fleming released his debut album A Night Train To Budapest in 2016 which was followed by ‘Floating’ where he teamed up with Christy Leech of Le Boom. His latest release ‘Caught Up’ is layered with a fruity synth driven ambience that sends out radiant vibrations. You can catch him live tomorrow… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2018

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London-based pop punks made up of Limerick musicians Aoife Power (vocals/ bass), Niall Burns (guitar), Andrew Flood (drums) Whenyoung made their debut with ‘Actor’ late last year which was followed by the release of ‘Pretty Pure’ last month. This latest release is a live video recording of a cover The Cranberries ‘Dreams’ recorded by their… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2018

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