Archive: November 2017
naive green elephant room

The Elephant Room are a three-piece band from Cork, Wexford and Louth who are now based in Dublin. Frank Shortle, Shane Martin and Ian Hand released a debut album, Body, in 2014 and after another EP and single, return this week with ‘Naive Green’, a breezy, Real Estate-y three minutes. “Now you wait, you watch, […]

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I think 2018 is going to be the year of Wyvern Lingo – and ‘Snow II’ makes me sure of it. Caoimhe Barry, Karen Cowley and Saoirse Duane are releasing their debut album and Neil Comberin February, this track being their third single of 2017, following ‘Out of my Hands‘ and ‘I Love You, Sadie‘. […]

patrickfreeman

It’s been a while since we heard from Patrick Freeman‘s solo venture – he’s been busy working with the Bonk, who released a super debut album recently. But Freeman’s still vexing, this time with ‘Reality TV’, proclaiming that he just wants to rock and roll, while taking aim at, well, reality TV stars, singing that […]

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Colm K, one of the best DJs around, releases a new EP, Heights, on Dublin’s All City Records, on November 27. His The Love EP from 2013 is one of the best releases of the decade so I have high hopes for this. Three of the four tracks are available to listen to now, ‘Affinity’ […]

ealadha

Cork trio Ealadha – Dom Murphy, Cormac Shanley and Peter Crudge – follow up last year’s debut EP, Limit of our Sight, with new single ‘Bathe’. The five-minute track reminds me of still-just-about-going instrumental Cork-based band Sideproject; after a slow, atmospheric opening, the pedals are hit and things escalate into epic territory, Murphy singing about […]

i am the cosmos nothing but love cover

It’s been four years since Dublin duo Ross Turner and Cian Murphy aka I am the Cosmos released their excellent debut album, Monochrome, (though ‘Letting It Go‘ helped ease the wait, and now, following a stellar set at Another Love Story in August, they’re back with a four-track EP, Nothing But Love, out on Art […]

maria kelly

Mayo-born and living in Dublin, singer-songwriter Maria Kelly follows up her debut EP The Things I Should with new single ‘Hollow’. “If you look the way you make me feel maybe you’d feel a little more,” she opines. It’s a really lovely acoustic song that adds restrained orchestration as it grows. Maria Kelly is supporting […]

Graeme S

This EP is one of the most accomplished I’ve heard all year. Limerick producer Graeme S, one half of Lakerama, has form (check out his Faiza-featuring release from a couple years ago) and over the four tracks of the We Could EP, featuring up-and-coming vocalists IAMDDB, Althea and Nicole Lundy, showcases a real assuredness. he […]

super extra bonus party

After going on hiatus in 2010, Newbridge’s Super Extra Bonus Party decided to reconvene in late 2014 – the pulsating ‘Switzerland’ is the first we’ve heard from them since. “I never meant to falter,” sings Gavin Elsted at the outset, adding later, “It’s better the devil you know.” On the decision to put his own […]

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Bitch Falcon return with a raucous six-minute epic, ‘Of Heart’. With Barry O’Sullivan now added to the lineup on bass duties, the track sounds methodical and massive, Lizzie Fitzpatrick’s vocals soaring over the chug. “It’s not hard to see you’re the one in charge,” she snarls, “just so you all go on and fall apart.” […]