Archive: August 2016
Moving Parts carriages cover

It’s a credit to Aaron Page and Harry Bookless aka Carriages that new song ‘Moving Parts’ is an alt-pop belter rather than coming across as gimmicky. Their press release explains how the 4.25-minute track came about: “‘Moving Parts’ began life as a recording of Harry’s nephew Alex, who was three years old at the time, […]

sorcha richardson

Sorcha Richarson, from Dublin and living in Brooklyn, keeps up her steady stream of singles with the bass-driven ‘Walk Away’. She told Nylon, which premiered the track, that she wants to be more honest in her songwriting. “I had just decided to scrap an EP that I’d spent the last few months working on and […]

arthuritis album cover

Ambient Shirts Vol 1 is the debut album from Cork artist Arty Pawsey aka Arthuritis. Comprising some long ambient tracks, field recordings and instrumentals and samples, the collection is one that soothes, relaxes and stimulates. Pawsey has released a couple of EPs to date, but most of the 11 songs here are far longer than […]

john of silence new flowers grow cover

John of Silence is the pseudonym for the new sideproject by O Emperor member Richie Walsh. New Flowers Grow is his debut release and features some familiar collaborators such as Elaine Howley (Altered Hours, Morning Veils) and O Emperor bandmates Brendan Fennessy, Alan Comerford and Phil Christie. Consisting of seven tracks, one of which (‘No […]

cash crop

Eight years on from their stellar debut, Lucky Caller No 9, Cork band Ian Whitty & The Exchange have announced details of its follow-up, and revealed its title track. Cash Crop is released on October 29, though if you preorder the album on Ian Whitty’s Bandcamp page, you can expect the CD to come through […]

katie kim salt album cover

A couple days on from her interview with Donal Dineen, filling in for Tom Dunne last week on Newstalk, Katie Kim has announced details of her third album. Comprising nine tracks, Salt is released on October 14. You can preorder the limited-edition (500 copies!) heavyweight vinylover on Katie Kim’s Bandcamp page now. It was all […]

Donal Dineen was filling in for Tom Dunne on his Newstalk show (Sunday 9pm-11pm, Monday-Thursday 10-pm till midnight) last week – and it was essential listening. He had a plethora of guests, including Si Schroeder, Sunken Foal, Lisa O’Neill, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Cathy Davey and Katie Kim, who as well as revealing three new tracks, […]

Talos-O-Sanctum-2016

On his second EP, O Sanctum, released today, August 19, via Feel Good Lost, it feels like Eoin French has finally hit his stride. In fact I knew he had hit his stride when I caught Talos at De Barra’s earlier in the summer as the Irish part of an Ireland-Iceland mini tour of the […]

brian casey oh now

Brian Casey has been plugging away at things for a few years now, and a debut album, Stories From The South Shore, is due out in the next few months. ‘Oh Now’ is the first taste of it. Built over a Kurt Vile-type riff, Casey, not really feeling the colours, just wants to let out […]

september girls beach

One of the highlights from their second album Age of Indignation, Dublin five-piece September Girls have revealed the video for ‘Catholic Guilt’. It’s a 360-degree video which is really cool. They say it’ll also work on a VR headset and Google Cardboard so it’d be like you’re standing in the middle of the room turning […]