The Irish Iranian music duo of Kaveh Ayati and Patrick O’Keeffe first met at a house party in Tehran in Iran. When they met at a London rehearsal space separately, Safe Barracks, their music project was born. Safe Barracks debuted with a leather / S&M featuring video for their moody electro track ‘Headhunter’ last year… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2016

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Heard the one about the Irish musician sell out venues in Dublin, LA, New York, San Fran, London and Toronto without as much of a peep back home? At 20 years of age, Jonathon Lei Ming is EDEN, a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist who has been adding fans in the world of online electronic music for the… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2016

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Norwegian artist Klangstof are the latest signing to the US label Mind Of A Genius who gav us ZHU and Gallant. Based in Amsterdam, Koen aka Klangstof was a bass player of Holland’s locally well-known band Moss but on his own, he’s found an atmospheric mix of classic songwriting, indie-rock dynamics and electronics tied up… Read more »

Posted on June 9th, 2016

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Sean Reilly sung live with White Collar Boy on the rocks at sunset at Drop Everything on Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands (#smugwithlife) over the weekend, and he’ll also play with White Collar Boy this weekend at Forbidden Fruit. He’s also in a duo with Cian Tisdall as SHAWN. The pair’s first track ‘Sojourn’,… Read more »

Posted on June 1st, 2016

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Background: Idaho-born musician who studied Jazz at Berklee college in Boston but just started releasing music under his own name on the London-based Aesop label (SOHN, Tala, Klyn). Previous music experience: Played with Ry X, The Acid and Howling’s live band. Sounds in a nutshell? Brittle piano balladry with emotive results. From the artist’s mouth?… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2016

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The Dublin five-piece band Flecks dropped their debut EP Girl on Friday and established their credentials for making atmospheric electronic synthpop music in the process. Flecks Freya Monks (vocals, violin), Scott Halliday (keys, guitar), Jay Wilson (keys), Paul Kenny (drums), and Alan Elliot (bass). They are a aseasoned lot with members have previous played with… Read more »

Posted on May 10th, 2016

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aboveDat is a new project brought to you by two of Cork’s brightest music talents – OG Stevie G, DJ, vinyl lover and radio presenter with REDFM and his younger Ian Ring, producer with Young Wonder. Last year, Stevie got into the releasing game on his Soul Jamz label with a track worked on by… Read more »

Posted on April 27th, 2016

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WOB! are a duo who have been indulging in electronic music taking in drum’n’ bass, jungle and live instruments over the last few years, having played around venues nationwide and festivals like Knockanstockan, Vantastival and Electric Picnic. Stephen (synths) and Djollie (drums) are set to release their debut EP Move! on May 14th. The title… Read more »

Posted on April 25th, 2016

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The False and The Fair are an Dublin alternative rock band formed in 2013 who are new to me. Their new single ‘Bald Apes’ is the highlight of their illustrious career this far, a track that skirts the obvious over its five minute running time, going from megaphone-screamed vocals to sweet-vocal hook to female wailing… Read more »

Posted on April 19th, 2016

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Hear the Lyra song from TV Show Striking Out here. Lyra is a new artist who has debuted with an intriguing ambient pop track called ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’ in which you can hear traces of Kate Bush, Enya, FKA Twigs, Swedish pop sensibilities and a strong Irish accent too. The song has big drums,… Read more »

Posted on April 18th, 2016

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Sean & Conor Price are two brothers from Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Conor is 14 and sings. Sean is 16 and plays the guitar, box drum and raps. You may have seen them busking on Grafton Street. They’ve been playing music together for a few years. Here they are over two and a half years ago:… Read more »

Posted on April 14th, 2016

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Emma Garnett makes music under the name Feather, sometimes with friends Ben Bix and RiZA and sometimes with her sister Loah. On ‘Like No Other’, the Sierra Leonean Garnett introduces her Feather vibe from a forthcoming solo EP due in the summer. That sound is Afro neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop funk, played by an able… Read more »

Posted on April 13th, 2016

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Molossus are a new band formed from members of The Jimmy Cake, Hands Up Who Wants To Die and Percolator, introduced via three tracks recorded live at Guerrilla Studios by music video collective The Practice Tapes. The members include Eleanor Myler, Paul Clynes, Ian Chestnut, John Dermody and Thomas Parkes. There are three tracks recorded… Read more »

Posted on April 12th, 2016

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The Swedish producer sir Was will release his debut EP Says Hi on June 3rd through City Slang (who are also releasing yesterday’s Algerian tip). ‘Falcon’ is the track that piqued my interest in this Gothenberg guy, partly because it sounds like Caribou yes, but it also reminds me of James Pants, the eclectic beat… Read more »

Posted on April 7th, 2016

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