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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New York art pop band Bodega made their UK debut last week after buzzing at SXSW in Texas in March. The band playing two shows at The Great Escape in Brighton where they created quite a stir, with queues forming down the street under an hour before their second gig. The five-piece group draw influences… Read more »

Posted on May 21st, 2018

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The Murder Capital are a new five-piece Dublin-based band made up of James McGovern, Morgan Wilson, Damien Tuit, Matt Wilson and Cathal Roper. They’re a recent addition to the city’s live music scene and promise they contain is captured in this live video of their first public track ‘More is Less’ for the Soma x… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 2018

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This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the Spotify playlists. 1. Arad – The Glimpse Dara Smith is one half of Lakker but his latest project Arad takes a lighter electronic tone. An entire EP is now out called The Glimpse and the title track is a good… Read more »

Posted on May 2nd, 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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Two Door Cinema Club have re-released their debut EP that they first self-released when the band were still in school at the age of 16 in 2018. 50 CDs of The Four Words To Stand EP was distributed in the bars and record shops of Belfast by the trio. Today marks the 10th anniversary of… Read more »

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

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Leeside psych quintet The Shaker Hymn are currently finishing up their as-yet untitled third full-length, and heading into that process, yesterday released lead-on single ‘Colour Of The Holy Sun’. Taking influence from vintage rock ‘n’ roll as ever, the band’s new, more stoic take on matters has invested their music with a more serious edge…. Read more »

Posted on March 7th, 2018

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After being announced this week for It Takes A Village festival, Ghostking Is Dead, a project led by Corkonian musical polymath Matthew Corrigan, has dropped its latest extended-player, Sweet Boy, led by dry-humoured, reverb-laden pop highlight ‘Cast Iron’, streaming as part of the EP below. The release treads new ground for Corrigan, after doing the… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2018

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Today, Unknown Mortal Orchestra returned with a new song ‘American Guilt’ and a lot of US and EU tour dates from April onwards this year. There’s not much context for the new track but it’s a departure from Multi-Love for sure, revelling in a more scuzzy lo-fi rock buzz. I’d expect an Irish show and… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

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Three years on from the release of their debut LP, Dublin retro garage-rockers The Number Ones are back with a new four-track EP. Lead track ‘Lie To Me’ is an upbeat, catchy and playful track to set the tone for their comeback and the four tracks on the EP are brimming with retro rock goodness…. Read more »

Posted on January 11th, 2018

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Today marks the day that would have been David Bowie’s 71st birthday and of course, it’s also the week that he passed away suddenly two years ago. It’s also the Dublin Bowie Festival here in Dublin until the 10th, the anniversary of his death. ‘Let’s Dance’ is one of Bowie’s most enduring songs of his… Read more »

Posted on January 8th, 2018

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