New Artists

Introducing: CEO

Swedish label Sincerely Yours is on fire at the moment. JJ, Kendal Johansson and now,…

Introducing: Zola Jesus

Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus‘ Stridulum EP is one of the more interesting things…

aoifecleary
Introducing: Aoife Cleary

In light of last week’s celebration of all things good in Irish music, watch out…

joyformidable
Introducing: The Joy Formidable

I don’t post a lot of straight-up rock songs here anymore, mostly because nothing in…

Peter Wolf Crier
Introducing: Peter Wolf Crier

Recently signed to JagJaguar, Peter Wolf Crier are one of the bands that got away…

Introducing: Gayngs

What would Bon Iver sound like if he was involved in group which was directly…

Solar bears
Introducing: Solar Bears

Dublin’s Solar Bears have recently signed up to Planet Mu. Fair play to them for…

CULTs
Introducing: Cults

Appearing out of nowhere last week and straight onto loads of music blogs, Cults are…

owensie
Introducing: Owensie

Regular Dublin gig-goers (or Thumped members at least) will know and will have seen Owensie…

apparatjik
Introducing: Apparatjik

I haven’t seen too much about Apparatjik yet considering the spectrum of people involved apart…

Introducing: No Monster Club

I can’t say I was a huge fan of what I heard of Dublin Duck…

Introducing: The Cast of Cheers

Or say hello to your new favourite Irish band. Thanks to labels like The Richter…

Introducing: Egyptian Hip Hop

Egyptian Hip Hop are a young four-piece who are are not from Cairo and don’t…

Introducing: Quadron

Danish band Quadron specialise in soulful silky-pop with an emphasis on the soul and pop.…

Introducing: MEN

Yes, it’s a crap band name. Yes, sub-editors everywhere will default to “Boyz to MEN”…

Introducing: Toro Y Moi

I had seen the name around and heard snatches of music for the last few…

Introducing: Penguin Prison

If you follow music blogs closely, you’ll probably have heard this tune. That’s because a)…

Introducing: Sleigh Bells

One of the bands who walked away from CMJ with the hype in their back…

Introducing: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Stop what you’re doing. The award for the most joyous album of the month goes…

Introducing: Silver Columns

I’m not even sure who I’m introducing here, such is the mystery (or lack of…