Category: Irish
paddy hanna

‘Bad Boys‘ is one of my songs’ of the year so I’m delighted that, as Paddy Hanna heads out on a four-date tour, including two dates in Cork, that he’s released a new song to further whet the appetite for an album next year (produced by Daniel ‘Girl Band’ Fox). ‘Mario Lanza’ is another fun, […]


All pictures by Brid O’Donovan (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) Emmet Condon, organiser of Another Love Story, which took place last weekend at Killyon Manor, Co Meath, was telling me recently that the done thing with a ‘successful’ festival is to expand things, to grow bigger the following year. But ALS isn’t like other festivals. […]

Pine The Pilcrow - Photography by Ruth Medjber

Subscribe to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify In this week’s roundup of new Irish music, there’s ambience from Winter Aid, a big pop tune and news of a new EP from Ailbhe Reddy, an emotionally heavy but heartful EP from the Meath indie band Youth Mass, a gorgeous post-Gloaming song from Pine the […]


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 […]

replete EP cover

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Bouts nothing good gets away cover

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, […]