Tag: ep
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 […]


Cork trio Ealadha – Dom Murphy, Cormac Shanley and Peter Crudge – follow up last year’s debut EP, Limit of our Sight, with new single ‘Bathe’. The five-minute track reminds me of still-just-about-going instrumental Cork-based band Sideproject; after a slow, atmospheric opening, the pedals are hit and things escalate into epic territory, Murphy singing about […]

i am the cosmos nothing but love cover

It’s been four years since Dublin duo Ross Turner and Cian Murphy aka I am the Cosmos released their excellent debut album, Monochrome, (though ‘Letting It Go‘ helped ease the wait, and now, following a stellar set at Another Love Story in August, they’re back with a four-track EP, Nothing But Love, out on Art […]

Graeme S

This EP is one of the most accomplished I’ve heard all year. Limerick producer Graeme S, one half of Lakerama, has form (check out his Faiza-featuring release from a couple years ago) and over the four tracks of the We Could EP, featuring up-and-coming vocalists IAMDDB, Althea and Nicole Lundy, showcases a real assuredness. he […]


Bobby Aherne returns in his No Monster Club guise with typically idiosyncratic news: A new song called ‘Hippocampus Circus Maximus’ off a new EP – and their first 7″ – called Where Did You Get That Milkshake? It’s pretty much as you’d expect from No Monster Club: a brilliantly catchy, jangly pop song. “No I […]

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 […]

THG Triptych 1 - Tunecore image

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 […]

ryan vail grow cover

Derry artist Ryan Vail releases his new EP Grow this Friday, May 2, on Champion Sound Recordings. We’ve already heard the tearjerking title track and ‘Gone’ continues in a similar vein, with Vail mourning: “Why can’t I be right this time?” He continues the questioning later on, slowly pondering, “Why can’t we always dream like […]

spies distant shoreline cover

The very first thing that should be noted about the new EP from Spies is that it sounds amazing. The bass and drums are hugely confident and the guitars shimmer and shake in all the right places. Distant Shorelines is lyrically dense, rewarding constant rotation, with an extra line gleaned every so often. Michael Broderick’s […]

Sea Pinks exploded cover

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, […]