Tag: indie

I have a fortnightly New Music Tuesday slot on Wandsworth Radio’s The Irish Jam – this week (16/1) I featured Laurie Shaw, Arms That Fit Like Legs, and Oscar Mild. You can listen back to the show – featuring lots of Dolores O’Riordan (RIP) – here. I’m on around the 1.31-minute mark. Check out the […]

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Subscribe to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify It’s a relatively quiet week for new Irish releases, maybe just as well because all I really want to do is listen to New Jackson‘s debut album. The roundup of best new Irish music this week also includes Loah – debut EP out next month – […]

There’s not much information available for this song, the first track we’ve heard from Naas’s The P Affection since their debut album arrived at the beginning of the year. But that is in keeping with the band to date. The last news update on their website (in March) was blatantly honest, particularly when explaining why […]

Crayonsmith are one of my favourite Irish bands, mainly due to the near perfection of previous album, White Wonder. But that was over three years ago. So to say I was pleased to hear they finally had new material would be an understatement. ‘Heaven In An Aeroplane’ is one half of a split-single with Cork […]

I had the distinct pleasure of finally seeing Halves play in Cork on Friday night. Debut album It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever) was released last year following a number of EPs and led to some support slots in the city; but I never got to see them. This show in Cyprus Avenue was […]

You never know where a great recommendation is going to come from. It could come from your best friend, who knows your taste and tailors everything to what you can easily digest. It could come from your other half, who may have a polar opposite taste in music and is trying to get you into […]

On listening to Burials, the debut album from Dublin/Meath trio the Ambience Affair, the most striking thing is the power of singer Jamie Clarke’s voice. Take the opening track ‘Weeds’: it constantly evolves, growing in stature to the point where Clarke spits out the chorus, “And I’ll wait in my bed,” with such ferocity that […]

One of my favourite bands of the year, Jerome’s Law have an album coming out on Monday – and it’s going to be available for free, in keeping with their EP releases to date. To whet your appetite the band have made ‘Open Eyes’ available to stream ahead of the release. It’s one of a […]

The Gorgeous Colours certainly know their way around a dreamy sound. You may (should) have heard ‘It’s OK To Be Normal’ from earlier in the year. Similarly, ‘Chopped Heart’ is available as a free download from the Dublin band’s Bandcamp page. It sounds like Divine Comedy covering British Sea Power. But maybe that’s just the […]

I have been meaning to write about Come On Live Long and their new EP Mender for at least two weeks now. I haven’t because the music is simply so exciting that I forget to write down words to try and describe it. First the preamble: Come On Live Long are a five-piece band from […]