Category: Full album

We got a taster of The Community Games in March, with one track each from its contributors, Grand Pocket Orchestra, No Monster Club, Cave Ghosts and Ginnels. But this is the real deal, the full hog: three tracks each from the four bands, which, if my maths adds up, comes to 12 songs. It’s going […]

I was reading a preview of the new Premier League season this morning while I pressed play on Echo for the first time. After a couple of EPs going back to 2010, it’s the first full-length for Niamh de Barra, a Dublin-based singer-songwriter. Nine songs long, Echo covers a lot of bases and brings to […]

COVER&FLOOD by Katie Kim You can stream all 20 tracks on Katie Kim’s new album Cover & Flood on Bandcamp. Kim has created an intimate environment, softly spoken and controlled. Perhaps the best way to experience Cover & Flood is in a dark room, with the curtains drawn and headphones on. It might take a […]

Goodtime’s ‘Behind This Sun’ has been on repeat here for the past month or so, and now, we get seven more tracks, making up The Colours of Darkness. John Cowhie’s second album is a short, melodic blast of rejuvenation. Throughout, the listener is reassured that things are not as bad as they may seem. “Don’t […]

Here’s 10 songs of near pop perfection from Still Corners, who first appeared on this site back in summer 2010. Creatures Of An Hour is just over half an hour of music to soundtrack your dreams. And ‘Endless Summer’ is still as amazing as it was 18 months ago. Listen to Creatures Of An Hour […]

The second full length to be released on Terrible Records is CANT’s Dreams Come True. Terrible Records is the brainchild of Grizzy Bear bassist Chris Taylor. CANT is Chris Taylor’s side-project. Do you see the connection? You may have already heard ‘Believe’ and ‘Answer’ from the album, but there’s another eight tracks to wrap your […]

Just when you think you have heard the best of the two-piece Irish electronica scene (Solar Bears, Nouveaunoise) another one comes along. Datadrip are a two-piece from Dublin whose debut EP, Works, you may have wrapped your ears around last year. The Collision EP just arrived today, and I have been playing it pretty much […]

I have featured Male Bonding on my site a few times in the past and now they are featured because you can listen to the entirety of their second album, Endless Now. It’s very much early Blink 182, think Cheshire Cat but without Tom’s screecy voice. It’s such a great album from the London band, […]

Here’s the album stream for The Rapture’s forthcoming album, In The Grace Of Your Love, which is out in two weeks in Ireland. It may not be much to look at, but the band that brought us ‘House Of Jealous Lovers’ is still as great as seven years ago. The band plays Electric Picnic at […]

Here’s the second free mixtape that The Weeknd, the blogosphere’s favourite artist of the year. It’s called Thursday and came out late last night for us Irish folk who would have been tucked up in bed. The first free album, House Of Balloons, came out in March, and you can still get it here. Thursday […]