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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 – […]

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Subscribe to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify In this week’s roundup of new Irish music, there are pop bangers galore on Daithi‘s new EP, festival-sized choruses from Third Smoke, garage rock vibes from RSAG, dirty electronics from Lakerama, rap from Cork-based Outsider YP, sunshine pop from No Monster Club‘s fifth single of the […]

In no particular order, here are some of the acts I’m looking forward to hearing a lot more from in the next 12 months. Some are already established artists while some are just starting out and haven’t even released a single yet. So hopefully you’ll find something new with which to fall in love. I […]

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Louise Bruton, in the Irish Times, wrote of Bantum‘s second album Move: “With familiar names such as Rusangano Family, Loah and newcomer Farah Elle featuring, it’s an exact guide of who we should be listening to right now.” At Bello Bar last Friday night, which me and two fellow Cork people stumbled across after consulting […]

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It was a solid lineup of new music at Dublin’s Academy last night as Rocstrong headlined a ‘five band bash’. Harbouring Oceans got things started before AE Mak, Barq and Zaska (featuring Jess from Barq, who is, instantly, one of the most arresting live performers in Irish music) showed why they’re likely to be on […]

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It proved much easier than expected to put together this mix of Irish acts getting in the Christmas spirit, through covers or indeed original tracks – an original Christmas song in the mid-20=teens!?! I know! It’s 14 tracks long and could’ve been at least four tracks longer, but it was a little impromptu and kind […]

Twelve Irish bands have been selected to play SXSW next March, many of whom have featured on this blog over the past few years. They are: Declan O’Rourke, Delorentos, Girls Names, Kid Karate, Kodaline, Kool Thing, Little Green Cars, Psycatron, Reid, Sea Pinks, So Cow and Squarehead. After the jump you can listen to songs, […]

Seriously, where do you start? We got a taste of what not to expect from Simon Bird with the video for ‘All The Houses On My Street Look Exactly The Same’ last week. The artwork for Sport is weird, as you can see. And the album seems to have come from nowhere – Bird mentioned […]

Made by the Community Of Independents collective for Dublin Community Television. It was premiered at the Button Factory on Saturday.

Three months ago I featured Gameboy-based artist Kara Kara AKA Kieran Dold from Dublin, who makes songs using just a laptop and, yes, that’s right, a Gameboy. It’s called chiptune. In a move that makes you wonder how instrumental bands come up with names for their tracks, Kara Kara has named two new originals after […]