Category: electronica

Seven months after revealing his debut track ‘Tethered Bones’, Cork producer Talos, aka Eoin French, unveils another beautiful, wrenching song. A few mournful piano keys intertwine with solemn guitar and French’s cooing and wooing. “Try and share my youth, these things I waited for, I am bound to you… We bloom, feathers bloom for you,” […]

clu gems

The Dublin-based audio/visual duo Clu comprises Sean Cooley and Kevin Freeney, and they’ve just released a new EP they’re calling Gems. Four tracks long, it’s out on Brooklyn’s Moodgadget Records. On making music, Cooley recently told ISO50: “Everything has a point, some of it instinct with no emotions attached other then the ones I was […]

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Dublin artist Diamond Dagger has been pretty busy lately, what with being one half of Chrystyne with Goodtime, and this week he’s unveiled a new album that he’s made available for free download. Formerly known as Sarsparilla, Estate Crudele is Damien Lynch’s first full length under the Diamond Dagger name – and it’s been worth […]

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Mail Order Messiahs is the one-man project of Dublin-based Mike Liffey. He used to be one half of the band along with Dar Fahy, and they released an album in 2009. ‘Practical Man’ is the first track taken from second album Practical and finds Liffey in cosmic airs. “Please put in a good word for […]

roll 2 eimear

When he’s not riding around Dublin in a Luchador mask, Bantum is making music – and sometimes doing his best Prince impression, as at Castlepalooza over the weekend. With vocals courtesy of Eimear O’Donovan and Owensie, ‘Roll Part II’ featured on his debut album Legion, released in October 2012 and it’s now got a video, […]

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With ‘Tarnished’, we’ve now heard half of Cork producer Reid‘s forthcoming EP Fractures, out via M::UK on August 11. Following ‘Singapore‘ and the title track, the Woman’s Hour-featuring ‘Tarnished’ snuggles in between, a lolling guitar line, which the Fader compared to the xx, that drifts across Fiona Burgess’s gorgeous vocals. The video was directed by […]

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I blogged about Wicklow producer Sliab) Cuinciu back in December. He’s been steadily uploading tracks to Soundcloud since and now, having dropped the ‘Sliab’, he’s released a very full sounding three-track EP. Face Facts draws on tenets of disco, 80s synth pop and hip hop as Ross McDonald creates a satisfying 15 minutes. Donnchadh Grant […]


We got our first taster of Reid‘s forthcoming EP Fractures earlier this month, and now we have another track. Over a lilting piano line, the Cork producer provides a late-night tale on ‘Singapore’, with gentle bass hovering underneath the breakout percussion. Xlr8r premiered the track, comparing it to Gold Panda’s “knack for melody-striped electronics”. Reid […]


Cork producer Reid has been quiet over the past year or so, but returned with new track ‘Fractures’ last week – and a moody new promo picture (above). Featuring Slow Skies singer Karen Sheridan on vocals, the song is jarring – it wants to own the dancefloor but instead moves around its fringes, getting elbowed […]

chrystne illusion

We got our first taste of Chrystyne in early December when Diamond Dagger and Goodtime revealed ‘Time Is An Arrow‘. A restrained four and a half minutes that occasionally breaks free, it’s an infectious debut song. Its blueprint is followed on ‘Illusion’ with hip-swaggering disco flashes longing to break free. “I’ve gotta get out of […]