R&B, Soul & Funk

First listen: Robocobra Quartet play hard to get with ‘Blue Sky Sinking’

Fusing post-hardcore, jazz and the spoken-word, Belfast crew Robocobra Quartet (a quartet in name only,…

Jungle return with two new tracks ‘Happy Man’ & ‘House in LA’

It’s now been four year since Jungle released their debut album on XL. The self-titled…

9 new Irish songs you should hear this week

This is only a selection of new music – dig into more or follow the…

Rising Dublin R&B singer-songwriter Erica Cody drops new track Good Intentions

21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer from Dublin Erica Cody made her musical debut last year…

Onra returns to vintage funk sounds on new All-City album about the “passion of attraction”

Onra follows up the third release in his Chinoseries, with a return to his roots…

New Irish artist RTL combines soul, hip-hop, R&B and singer-songwriter pop on new EP

21 year-old independent artist and BIMM Dublin student Rob Toal-Lennon or RTL’s new EP Much…

Brian Deady returns with the moving ‘Say When’

Cork singer Brian Deady has released his first song since 2015’s album Non-Fiction. ‘Say When’…

Introducing: Diffusion Lab’s newest artist DAY_S

Diffusion Lab, the production and management house (Irish Times profile ) who have brought us…

1000 Beasts & Ryan O’Shaughnessy team up for some electronic R&B chill vibes

I introduced 1000 Beasts (and the meta music video), Cian Sweeney’s all-encompassing project that will…

Watch Erica Cody’s debut video for ‘Addicted’

Upcoming Irish singer, songwriter and producer Erica Cody impressed with her debut single ‘Addicted’ and…

BARQ – ‘Optimus Prime’

With a sound that has been established as a bed of alternative live band R&B…

Dubliner Charlotte Headon debuts R&B track ‘Hold Tight’

Here’s the first offering from a new Dublin-based artist Charlotte Headon. Headon is a relatively…

Kelela announces new album for Warp Records & shares ‘LMK’

One of my favourite new artists of the last few years, Kelela has returned with…

The new Orange Tree Edits 12″ is lighting up the dance charts

I’ve covered Orange Tree’s first two releases here earlier this year but the success of…

Rocstrong – ‘Be Cool’

The latest in Rocstrong’s monthly singles drops is here. ‘Be Cool’ is a breezy track…

Fehdah releases video for ‘Like No Other’ & news of EP

One of my favourite songs of last year will feature on a new EP from…

Wyvern Lingo encourage male realness with ‘I Love You Sadie’

Wyvern Lingo have released the first single of their forthcoming debut album. ‘I Love You…

Hare Squead drop new single ‘Pure’

Hare Squead have followed up their Supernormal EP from last year with a new laidback…

French producer Guts enlists a full band for a ‘Pick Me Up’

Guts is a Jazz / soul / funk / rap producer out of France who…

Shookrah pay tribute to family ties on ‘Our Own Way’

The Cork band Shookrah take their sweet music influences from soul, jazz, R&B and electronic…