Category: music
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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 […]

sweat threats

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 […]

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I’m very excited about Cloud Castle Lake releasing their debut album – that’s set to happen early 2018 via Bright Antenna Records. The Dublin foursome’s Dandelion EP in 2014 is one of the best releases of the decade so I have high hopes, which have only been stoked by ‘Twins‘ and now the six-minute-plus ‘Bonfire’. […]

the number ones

Cian Nugent and the Number Ones return with a new EP in tow, Another Side of the Number Ones. Opening track ‘Lie To Me’ features a simple but devastatingly effective chorus: “If you’re gonna lie to me, make it short and sweet.” It’s a song that’s in a rush to sort out the situation. I’ve […]

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Cork-based trio Roslyn Steer, Irene Buckley and Elaine Howley are very busy in their own rights but have been collaborating as Crevice for a couple years, winning the IndieCork Music Award in 2015. The PR for the awards said: “The group have a unique atmospheric sound, combining experimental textures and rhythms in a way that […]

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It’s been a while since we last heard from Cork-based five-piece Altered Hours, almost two years on from debut album In Heat Not Sorry. But they’ve just unveiled ‘Open Wide’, the first of four tracks comprising the On My Tongue EP, released on February 24 via Art for Blind/Penske. The track is a long-time live […]