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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 […]


Brigid Mae Power‘s self-titled album is one of the records of the year, and ‘I Left Myself For A While’ might well be the most atmospheric song of 2016. Over little more than a couple chords and an incessant swirling drone, she takes your emotions around the wringer. “You remind me of who I am,” […]

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Chromatics’ double album Kill For Love still gets played regularly around these parts. This afternoon, about 18 months after its release, Ireland’s Goodtime, now based in Sweden, I believe, has had a go at covering its title track, making things a little low key in the process. It’s a little reminder of how talented John […]

Dublin duo Nanu Nanu, Laura Sheeran and Marc Aubele, are gearing up for the release of their debut album Unit 1 on May 31. They’ve been around for a couple of years now, and have build up a fanbase with a slew of excellent live shows around the country. ‘The Gift’ is their latest single […]

This is probably my favourite track from the second annual Record Store Gay release. Maybe it’s just because new Paddy Kelleher music doesn’t come around too often. Record Store Gay is an annual celebration of diversity and music, in aid of the Outhouse charity and in association with Elastic Witch for International Record Store Day, […]

Back in November, in the Pavilion, Girl Band were supporting Honningbarna on their debut in Cork. I’d seen Dublin four-piece Girl Band a few times before so thought I knew what to expect. But nothing prepared me for the seven minutes plus cover version they pulled out of nowhere. It was Blawan’s ‘Why They Hide […]

Cloud Castle Lake featured on my list of Irish bands I want to hear more of this year, so naturally I’ve spend a large portion of today pressing play on Soundcloud listening to their cover of Jai Paul’s ‘Jasmine’. I know it’s a cover. I KNOW! But it’s Cloud Castle Lake – they have so […]

Two posts in two days for Ambience Affair. When it was announced they were to feature on Quompilation #2, I was hopeful they’d finally commit their cover of Washed Out’s ‘Feel It All Around’ to tape. But the rules are that only songs recorded in the preceding 12 months could feature on the album and […]

There’s so little Cloud Castle Lake music available online that I was delighted to see they were recording something for Quompilation #2. It’s a cover of the Jacques Greene song ‘Another Girl’. I hadn’t heard the original so it’s totally new to me. The Dublin group showcase all their talents for the song – the […]

The brilliant SBTRKT were in the Live Lounge on BBC this morning, as Annie Mac took over for the week. And oh was it worth it. The standout track from the self-titled debut album, ‘Hold On’, gets an outing and gets becomes an even bigger monster. It more than doubles in length, with an unbelievable […]