Rock & Alternative

Handpicked new tunes: Lana Del Rey, Orla Gartland, Ten Past Seven, Boots & Kats, Sharon Van Etten, The Vision…

Friday is release day and here’s the first things that caught my ear while listening…

Julia Jacklin releases two new songs on the Sub Pop Singles Club

One of our favourites, the Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin has followed up her excellent second…

Sprints have imposter syndrome on the Girl Band-channelling ‘Drones’

Dublin four-piece Sprints mark their card today with a new single from an EP called…

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…

15 new Irish songs you should hear this week

New music from Jehnova, Kynsy, JEAG, Alex Gough, USNA, Wyvern Lingo, Seba Safe, Rooue, Paddy Chambers, Lūna, Jar Jar jr, Mount Alaska, Autumns, A. Smyth Aural Air & more

Listen to volume 3 of A Litany of Failures feat. Silverbacks, Junk Drawer, Post Punk Podge, The Bonk, Problem Patterns, Careerist, Rising Damp & many more

What started as a split four-track EP with four bands Oh Boland, Junk Drawer, That…

15 new Irish songs you should hear this week

New music from Bobby Arlo, Nicetry, Qwasi, Arvo Party, Telephony, Luz, Bitch Falcon, A92, Adam Garrett, Tomike, Skripteh, Crome Yellow, Tolü Makay & more

Soda Blonde release new single ‘Love Me World’

After last night’s rather lovely live streamed show, Soda Blonde released one of their best…

Myles Manley has a new album Cometh the Softies forthcoming and a new song ‘Were We Under Attack From England?’

You can always rely on Myles Manley to bring some off-kilter goodness to your day.…

CMAT – ‘I Wanna Be A Cowboy Baby’

It’s almost hard to believe such has been the reliable presence of CMAT in Irish…

Fleet Foxes release fourth album Shore

There have been rumours for months now that a new Fleet Foxes album was on…

10 new Irish songs you should hear this week

New music from Fynch & Local Boy, EFÉ, Solkatt, Seamus Fogarty, Pat Lagoon, Wallfella, Somebody’s Child x Le Boom, Son Zept & more

Watch Bitch Falcon play ‘Gaslight’ live in studio

Ahead of the release of their genuinely long-coming debut album Staring At Clocks on November…

Ailbhe Reddy challenges the norm of social media breakups on ‘Looking Happy’

‘Looking Happy’, the third single from Ailbhe Reddy’s debut album so far is its bounciest…

14 new Irish songs you should hear this week

New music from Farah Elle, AE MAK, Absentee, Chris Kabs, Gareth Quinn Redmond, JyellowL, Míde Houlihan, Moving Still, RUNOFFBROKE & more

Toygirl sing of infatuation on the affecting alt-pop of ‘Poison’

A week before lockdown, we posted Toygirl’s previous single ‘Moonlight Velvet’, a gorgeous song we…

NewDad make it a hat-track with the super-impressive dreamy indie pop single ‘Blue’

The Galway based dream pop NewDad previously featured here with their previous two singles ‘Swimming’…

Girl Band release live album Live At Vicar Street

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but last November, Girl Band performed two sold…

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…

9 new Irish songs you should hear this week

New music from Sun Collective, Demigosh, George Feely, SENU, Arms That Fit Like Legs, Carron x Kobina, Rikshaw and more.