Category: Free Downloads
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 […]

the lie ins

Lie Ins, comprising Mike Stevens, Mark Chester and Ruan van Vliet, released their debut album, Death To Lie Ins, almost three years ago. Today the two-piece have released a new single that you can download for free from their Bandcamp page. With a chorus built around cries of “1-2-3-4” on a song that lasts less […]

sisters

It’s been a while since we heard from London-based, Limerick/Clare trio Sisters. They were back in Dublin for a show at Hard Working Class Heroes but there hasn’t been any new music since ‘Hush Hush‘ aaaages ago. At just over three minutes long, ‘February’ thankfully ends the withdrawal symptoms. A free download via Soundcloud, it’s […]

Participant

Participant is Dublin-based musician Stephen Tiernan. He’s been working on his debut EP for about a year and today released Bit Slow into the world. Despite the long time working on the release, he chants on second track ‘Shelter’: “I’m not waiting, I never was.” The song titles should be an indication of what lies […]

florence olivier

Nialler9 introduced us to Florence Olivier three months ago, telling us that they write “fun summery songs”. Which is fine when the June sun is just dawning, but it’s the middle of September now; the grand stretch in the evening is gone and it’s time to dig out the hot water bottle. So what do […]

polyglove

Polyglove are the Dublin-based duo of Niall Conroy and Stephen Maguire and ‘Cynthia’ is their debut single. Mixed by Ross Fortune (Benny Smiles), it’s quite a statement of intent, clocking in at over five minutes. Using mostly analogue synths, the pair describe themselves as “baroque house” which I guess you can kind of hear. It’s […]

disconcerting p cover

Disconcerting P is the work of Naas artist Padraig McAuley, who you might recognise from a similarly named band, the P Affection. On Masks, which he says is an album about love, we find McAuley channelling one of my favourite bands, the soothingly reassured Real Estate. It’s evident from the first track of the collection, […]

diamond dagger cover

Dublin artist Diamond Dagger has been pretty busy lately, what with being one half of Chrystyne with Goodtime, and this week he’s unveiled a new album that he’s made available for free download. Formerly known as Sarsparilla, Estate Crudele is Damien Lynch’s first full length under the Diamond Dagger name – and it’s been worth […]

wyvern lingo the Widow Knows EP cover

I first came across the reassuring sounds of Wicklow three-piece Wyvern Lingo when Jim Carroll and Banter came to the Kinsale Arts Festival last summer. Under glorious sun, Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry played a short set heavy on harmonies that just sounded… right. The Widow Knows is their second EP and comes […]

princess neverlook cover

My goodness, the new single from Dublin two-piece Princess is so 80s that I expected John Peel to start talking at the end of it. It sounds like Liam Mesbur’s favourite band is Echo and the Bunnymen while Aoife McCarthy always plumps for New Order. That’s not to detract from ‘Neverlook’ – it’s really addictive […]