Category: Irish
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No Monster Club aka Babby Aherne are taking the Ash route to single releases this year. On the first of every month in 2017 the prolific Dubliner is going to release a new AA-side single as part of the Encyclopedia Project. They’re all going to be free/pay what you want. “As I’ll be utilising an […]

fiction peaks don't be alarmed

Dublin four piece Fiction Peaks pop their head up every so often with a new song, last appearing on TPOE in November. Over the weekend, they revealed another new single entitled ‘Don’t Be Alarmed’, which mixes Clock Opera with the more sobering parts of the Cast of Cheers. “I’m fading away here, don’t ask me […]

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Kilkenny producer Peter Lawlor is Replete and has signed to the Northern Ireland label Champion Sound, home to the so-hot-at-the-moment UNKNWN, for his next release, the Hold Me EP. It’s out on March 4 and sees Lawlor go in a different direction than I was expecting. I thought he might veer into the deeper, darker […]

Dublin duo Ian McDonnell, aka Eomac, and Dara Smith are Lakker and are among the most prolific producers in the country, with new singles and EPs cropping up every couple of months alongside numerous, quality mixes. Lakker are upping the ante this year, with their first 12″ of the year (I expect at least a […]

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It’s been about two years since the release of Dublin duo We Cut Corners‘ debut album, Today I Realised I Could Go Backwards. Despite clocking in at under 30 minutes it was a dense and varied album, one that I found myself returning to constantly in the following months. ‘YKK’ is our first taster of […]

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I still can’t get enough of ‘Monolith’, the opening track on Sleep McEvox aka Steve McEvoy’s new EP. We first heard it at the start of August, and it sounds as fresh as ever. The EP is now available via the Italian label Bad Panda Records – you can stream it below. The murmured lyrics […]

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We got the first taster of Dublin band Bouts’ debut album here last month, with ‘6.0’. They’ve followed that up this week with ‘Jittery’, not quite a quiet/loud outlook but a whispered/shouted track that doffs its cap to Weezer throughout before aiming bigger with an everybody-in, woah-oh-oh singalong. We’re told that Barry’s feeling quite jittery, […]

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With an EP and a single under their belts, Dublin four piece Bouts are setting their sights on an album. Entitled Nothing Good Gets Away, Barry Bracken, Colin Boylan, Daniel Flynn and Niall Jackson are releasing it on their own imprint Wonky Karousel Records on October 25. ‘6.0’ is the first single from the album […]

COLL Everything Fall Cover

One of my favourite bands, Come On Live Long are heading out on an Irish tour in support of new single ‘Wasteland’, from their excellent debut album Everything Fall. The tour includes a stop at Cyprus Avenue in Cork, with the excellent Meltybrains? in tow. You can see all the tour dates below. COLL have […]

Mano le tough remixes

Berlin-based producer Mano Le Tough, who reportedly put on a storming set at Electric Picnic over the weekend, has released an EP of remixes from his album, Changing Days. Tale of Us and Dixon reworked ‘Primitive People’ and ‘Everything You’ve Done Before’, respectively, while closer to home, New Jackson has tried his hand at ‘Please’. […]