Archive: January 2018

After last year’s brilliant debut album, The Murmur of the Land, Shane Culloty aka Winter Aid returns with ‘The Dance’, the first track off a forthcoming four-song EP, Halfland, released via Tom Sarig’s AntiFragile Music. He says these four tracks are the last written for the album but they just didn’t fit. Recorded at Culloty’s […]

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Stereogum had a massive interview with Paddy Hanna yesterday, touting him as an artist to watch. It’s a revealing piece, Ryan Leas asking him at the end why “after all the setbacks and false starts, he kept writing, he kept starting new projects, clawing his way across his twenties to his own career”. Hanna replied: […]


Dublin-based singer Maija Sofia has gone and got herself a full band as she releases a new single and gets set for some tour dates. ‘Flowers’ is a dreamy Sharon Van Etten-alike pop song, a strummed guitar and vocals opening into a bigger, woozy sound. Maija told DIY: “The lyrics of ‘Flowers’ came to me […]


I have a fortnightly New Music Tuesday slot on Wandsworth Radio’s The Irish Jam – this week (16/1) I featured Laurie Shaw, Arms That Fit Like Legs, and Oscar Mild. You can listen back to the show – featuring lots of Dolores O’Riordan (RIP) – here. I’m on around the 1.31-minute mark. Check out the […]


Padraig McCauley aka Disconcerting P released the album I Love You To Death as a name-your-price download in October 2017. Working on it for over two years, he whittled more than 40 tracks down to eight. He’s just released two tracks, ‘Unkind’ and ‘The Vessel’, that he recorded in those sessions but felt didn’t quite […]

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David Kitt released the album Yous during the first week of 2017, proceeding to take it down from Bandcamp and promising a full and proper release (hands up if you were smart enough to download it). Just over a year later, the album is back on and the first single has been released. Yous is […]

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Niall ‘Swimmers‘ Jackson and Matthew ‘Tayne‘ Sutton have teamed up as Sweat Threats and have channelled all their energy into debut single ‘Hermit’. “Where did you go now, what did you do,” they scream. “You keep going on and on and on and on and on.” The duo say they “make post-punk party music for […]