Category: Acoustic
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I really enjoyed Armagh band Silences‘ show at Hard Working Class Heroes last week. They’ve just released their second EP, ‘Sister Snow’, which confirms that they’re making some of the most soothing music in the country at the moment. I talked about the title track here, and while what follows is along similar lines, it […]

liza flume

I’ve been waiting ages for Liza Flume to release new music. After a couple of live shows over the summer, the Dublin-based Australian has unveiled the delicate ‘Sleepless Nights’. Produced by Brian Dillon of Meltybrains, who has been playing with Flume at the live shows, it’s a sparse recording that captures the atmosphere of sleeping […]


A five piece based in Armagh, Silences are gearing up to release their second EP, entitled Sister Snow, next month. The debut Nevernames EP was a really lovely introduction to the band and they’ve kept the best elements for the gorgeous ‘Sister Snow’. Built over a classic folk guitar line, Conchúr White’s pillow-soft vocals sound […]

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I still don’t think I’ve fully come to terms with Rhob Cunningham‘s 11-minute epic that he released earlier this summer, but today, he’s revealed a gorgeous new track. ‘Quiet Song’ is the opener to The Window And Day, the Dublin singer’s second album, due for release on September 18. We find Cunningham in a contemplative […]

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 […]

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Irish duo the Lost Brothers release their fourth album New Songs Of Dawn and Dust on September 19/22 via the UK label Lojinx and today reveal the first track from it, ‘Gold & Silver’. The album, which they say is the first in a new trilogy, was produced in Liverpool, where the duo came together, […]

rhob cunningham head collector

Dublin singer-songwriter Rhob Cunningham has produced an epic, an 11-minute story that, over more than 1000 words, takes in magic, madness, loss, death and life. ‘The Head Collector’ is a revelation, Cunningham channelling his inner Conor Oberst and roping in Conor ‘Villagers’ O’Brien to produce (and do pretty much everything else, he says) and Cathy […]

sunday sessions

The Sunday School Sessions is a recording process that has taken place since 2011 and features some of my favourite Irish acts, such as Hidden Highways (pictured above at the sessions), the Crayon Set and Ambience Affair. Now they want to get the music out there and have launched a Fund It campaign to help […]

biggles flys again

The excellent videographers Musicians With Cameras, who have shot the likes of Lisa Hannigan, VIllagers, Squarehead and so many more, took Conor Deasy aka Biggles Flys Again out to Iveagh Gardens in Dublin to perform a couple of new songs and talk about his musical career to date and into the future. While talking about […]

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Paul Noonan has stepped away from Bell X1 for a sideproject he’s calling Printer Clips. He’s roped in plenty of friends for the project, including (deep breath): Joan As Policewoman, Martha Wainwright, Gemma Hayes, Amy Millan, Julia Stone, Danielle Harrison, Cathy Davey, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh. Oh my. ‘Apparatchik’ is the first track […]