His latest release ‘Caught Up’ is layered with a fruity synth driven ambience that sends out radiant vibrations.
The Swedish-Gambian artist’s first song in three years is an empowering low-slung track about not bowing to the pressure or demands of others. “I don’t have to walk for you / I don’t have to talk to you / See, I’m not on display / Never was, never will ever be for you,” Sey sings. Rather than go for the righteous anger of Caught Out There, the Kelis song that inspired it, Sey goes high with some gospel choir backing vocals only succumbing to the low via deep sub-bass.
Dublin-native Paul Alwright who previously went under the name Lethal Dialect, is set to release his album Hungry on May 11th which will feature collaborations with Maverick Sabre and Damien Dempsey. This release ‘Seeds Of Doubt’ is dedicated to the musician and poet Paul Curran who passed away earlier this year.
Krystal Klear – Neutron Dance
Dec Lennon returns with a new one on Running Back that takes its name from a Pointer Sisters song and its sound from an Italo Disco track.
My Irish Times’ new artist of the week. On the Canadian’s latest release, the EP Stone Woman, she utilises the voice to sing chronologically about a relationship heading towards break-up. To either downbeat jazz chords or ambient R&B blues backing, Wilson shines as the keeper of a flame, a torch-bearer for music of a timeless nature. Stone Woman finds her suspended in stirring strings and twinkling notes.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid’s track ‘Raw’ is reflective of its name and presents her angelic qualities as a pop star even further with pure vocals and an infectious melody. It gets better with repeated plays.
A highlight from the rising Dublin rapper and Soft Boy Records cofounder’s new EP Deli Daydreams. To see him pack out a sold-out show on a Wednesday night in Dublin was a joy that is rare in this game.
20-year-old Bristol-based Fenne Lily is releasing her debut album On Hold on April 6th. The title track as a follow on from ‘What’s Good’ and ‘Three Oh Nine’ retains the emotional sentiment to be felt from her music and is a response the warmth from world that she felt while at a low point in life.
She plays The Sounds House, Dublin on April 15th. Tickets priced at €13+ are available from ticketmaster.ie.
Fresh from their self titled album release in 2017, Bicep have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting dance music producers in the scene. With a reputation for innovation is English musician Four Tet, who here superbly remixes ‘Opal’. A match made in musical heaven.
American experimental R&B and Gospel singer serpentwithfeet has released ‘bless ur heart’ as the lead single from his upcoming LP Soil. Having recently featured on Bjork’s ‘Blissing me’,’bless ur heart’ is sweet yet sombre thank you note to a lover. The artist seems to have been working on perfecting the nu-R&B school of sound, Soil is due for release on June 8th. The album will be released under the joint supervision of Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle Records.
Hookworks – Opener
From the UK band’s album Microshift that has slowly crept up on my listening habits since it was released several weeks ago, ‘Opener’ is a centre-piece of an excellent album. It’s eight minutes of psychedelic motorik bass and building organ sounds that combined with the vocalist ‘s anthemic vocals that are somewere bwetween The Rapture and Passion Pit.