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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 […]

The Cork-based record label MDR celebrates its first birthday this Saturday, Record Store Day, by presenting a show at the Pavilion featuring two excellent live bands, Meltybrains? (who feature in We Play Here issue 2) and Band of Clouds, who released their second album Appear to Float a couple of months ago. It’s a free […]

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I blogged about the Dublin artist Jon Dots in November 2011. His jittery pop songs had me hooked, but then he went to ground, deleting the tracks on Bandcamp. I hadn’t heard from him again until about a week ago when he emailed saying he had four new tracks on his Bandcamp page. Uploaded over […]


The Vincent(s) released their debut EP Valley Of The Sun at the tail end of summer. Four tracks long, it’s intense, brash and, thanks to Marcus’s vocals, utterly idiosyncratic. The Cork band are back with a new track, ‘Milk With Tea’, which you can download for free from Soundcloud below. They describe the song as […]

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The David Nelligan Thing released an album earlier this year that covered a range of genres. There was little electronica/synth in there though, but he’s rectified the matter with this five-track EP, aptly named Who Is Synthia? Its (almost) title track is the standout of the collection, which is brimming with ideas but never loses […]

The First Second label describes itself as “a team of producers, DJs, promoters and more importantly lovers of music. We are releasing free music to promote Ireland’s young and upcoming talent from the dance scene, weather it be disco, techno, house or dubstep, bass or even minimal.” The label has released plenty of singles since […]

Dublin three-piece Sounds of System Breakdown are gearing up for the release of their second album Nomad on Friday week. ‘Neon Contrails’ is the second taster we’ve had of it, following on from ‘Mayfly‘. Clocking in at just over four minutes, it’s an irresistible slice of dance-rock with a woah-oh-oh chorus that you won’t be […]

Only announced last week, you can now listen to and download Mmoths‘ remixed Diaries EP. I think it’s a really strong release, even if the of the remixes are of the same track; each has its own style. The bar is set high from the outset as Belfast producer Unknown tackles ‘For Her’. Max Cooper […]

Diaries is one of the best collections of music released so far this year. It’s so textured and rich, with plenty that will make you fall for it. And now its creator Jack ‘Mmoths‘ Colleran has asked some friends to remix its tracks for a free EP he’s releasing online on Wednesday, April 10. ‘Losing […]

It’s taken over a year for Cork/Limerick three piece Superblondes to follow up their self-titled three-track debut EP. ‘Kill Some Time’ sticks to the formula of that release though it has much more bite and is more focused. “Oh girl it’s been so long since I felt like I belong,” Eoin Hally sings, before we’re […]