Archive: July 2014

The lineup for Seoda Shows’ summer party in Dolan’s, Limerick, on Saturday, August 23, is pretty great, but the poster takes the event up a notch; it’s wonderful. MynameisJ0hn and God Knows are the big draw, with their live show winning over everybody this summer – hopefully their cancelled Pavilion show in Cork will find […]

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I blogged about Wicklow producer Sliab) Cuinciu back in December. He’s been steadily uploading tracks to Soundcloud since and now, having dropped the ‘Sliab’, he’s released a very full sounding three-track EP. Face Facts draws on tenets of disco, 80s synth pop and hip hop as Ross McDonald creates a satisfying 15 minutes. Donnchadh Grant […]

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Anybody who’s seen Cork DJ Stevie G in recent weeks might be familiar with this infectious pop track. ‘Deep Down South’ is the first single that’s going to be released on Stevie’s new label, Soul Jamz Records. Co-produced by Ian ‘Young Wonder’ Ring and with ‘Not About That’ as the AA-side, the single is out […]

girl band

On the closest thing we get to a chorus on Girl Band‘s new single ‘De Bom Bom’, premiered on Thursday morning by Noisey Music (how apt), ‘singer’ Dara Kiely says that he “tried to get it up – can’t get it up!” It’s screamed over what sounds more like a chainsaw trying to ride a […]

254 new album

Irish-born, London-based sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow aka 2:54 return with the first track from their second album, due out later this year. ‘Orion’ continues in a similar vein to what we heard on their self-titled debut album, which came out in 2012 and you can listen to via Spotify. It’s got moody guitars, wall-of-sound […]

Reid

We got our first taster of Reid‘s forthcoming EP Fractures earlier this month, and now we have another track. Over a lilting piano line, the Cork producer provides a late-night tale on ‘Singapore’, with gentle bass hovering underneath the breakout percussion. Xlr8r premiered the track, comparing it to Gold Panda’s “knack for melody-striped electronics”. Reid […]

rhob cunningham head collector

Dublin singer-songwriter Rhob Cunningham has produced an epic, an 11-minute story that, over more than 1000 words, takes in magic, madness, loss, death and life. ‘The Head Collector’ is a revelation, Cunningham channelling his inner Conor Oberst and roping in Conor ‘Villagers’ O’Brien to produce (and do pretty much everything else, he says) and Cathy […]

slackers symphony

A five piece from Dublin, Slackers Symphony, despite the name, provide the perfect antidote to the mid-afternoon slump. Their two-track debut EP is a shot to the system, with the romp-a-stomp ‘Episode In Denial’ and its obnoxiously upbeat chorus impossible to resist. Ed Grannell’s echoey vocals steal a note or two from James Mercer of […]

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A few things to note about Guy Montag before we start: Their debut EP, which you can stream below, is probably the best title you’ll come across this year – We Lost Our Singer In Oman. Secondly, a three-piece from Clare who play instrumental rock music? Why, that sounds an awful lot like C!ties, who […]

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Having released a split album with Squarehead last year – a disappointing affair, far from either band’s best work – Galway trio So Cow release their first full album since 2010’s Meaningless Family was released on Tic Tac Totally. The Long Con, produced by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, is out in September via the Memphis label […]