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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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It’s already been a pretty good year for Cork group The Hard Ground, thanks to their successful Fund It campaign. The crowdfunding drive was to help them release their second album Triptych, the follow-up to 2012’s Broken Conversations. As the name suggests, the album is coming in three parts or, to be more precise, three […]

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Bluestack Records has put together a 20-track compilation album, with all proceeds going to the First Fortnight as part of the See Change Green Ribbon month. First Fortnight works to raise awareness of mental health issues in Ireland. First of all, it’s a very commendable cause, and one that’s more than deserving of your €10 […]

SOAK - Blud EP - cover

In last week’s NME, the one about their awards show, Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry wrote about some of her favourite new acts, and among the picks, obviously enough was Bridge Monds-Watson, aka Soak. She is the first act that Mayberry has signed to her label, Goodbye Records, and explained why in the NME, saying, basically, that […]

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It’s been over a year since the acclaimed third album from Sea Pinks, Freak Waves. In the interim, Neill Brogan’s laid down the sticks for Girls Names to concentrate on what had been a sideproject. The Exploded View EP is our first taste of full-time Sea Pinks. Things haven’t changed too much. Comprising four tracks, […]

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Little Xs For Eyes have been busy working on their second album in recent months, the follow-up to SAD, which is almost two years old. They’ve been keeping a diary of the recording process for the G-Man blog . ‘Summer Stay’ is the first taste of their second album, due for release early next year. […]

Picture: Brid O'Donovan

Dublin/Kildare four-piece CPNHGN are gearing up for the release of their debut album later in the year by releasing a new single, ‘When Nobody’s Talking’, this week. A healthy three and a half minutes, it’s one of those tracks where I find myself reaching for the volume button to turn it up a little louder […]

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I featured Race The Flux on the blog back in April, when they released ‘I Am Animation’, an exhilarating six minutes of punchy rock. Things don’t get much shorter on ‘Siren’, but the band keep them just as exciting. The Galway four piece take their time getting into the track, creating a System of a […]

Jagger Manqué is the third EP from English-born, Sligo-raised Myles Manley. Based in Dublin, he’s crafted an idiosyncratic slacker singer-songwriter mould. Most singer-songwriters try to get you to empathise with whatever plight is happening to them in any given three-minute track. Manley, over the course of four tracks, delves into isolation, selfishness, anxiety and hints […]