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Subscribe to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify It’s a jammers week of new releases – just as well cos I’m off to Barcelona and Primavera next week. I’m spending an inordinate amount of time trying to decide between Solange and Broken Social Scene, embroiled in a direct clash on Thursday. It’s a very […]

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‘Red Dust’ is the second in a trilogy of videos by Aoife McArdle for James Vincent McMorrow. After the self-destruction of ‘Cavalier‘ we are offered a rebirth revolving around the refrain: “Sometimes my hands they don’t feel like my own, I need someone to love I need someone to hold.” It’s still as grim as […]

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I think I’ll be a blubbering mess after listening to James Vincent McMorrow’s second album Post Tropical in January. We’ve already heard ‘Cavalier’, but things get even more sob-inducing on ‘Red Dust’ – he’s not trying to distance himself from the Bon Iver comparisons anyway. McMorrow’s voice quivers and oscillates throughout, and grow heavier as […]

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‘Cavalier’ is the first track we’ve heard from James Vincent McMorrow‘s second album Post Tropical, due out January 10 in Ireland. How do you follow up Early In The Morning, an album that led to McMorrow trekking across America and the world? If ‘Cavalier’ is any indication of the album as a whole, it’s safe […]

A gorgeous video for James’s epic ‘We Don’t Eat’, one of the many highlights from his debut album Early In The Morning. The clip was made by Myles O’Reilly, responsible for all your favourite videos of Irish artists over the past 18 months or so. James plays Cork Opera House on Tuesday, October 25. Tickets […]

Jools Holland had two rather contrasting performers on his live show last night. Let’s play spot the difference. I’ll start: one of the bands has confetti; one doesn’t.

The wonderful James Vincent McMorrow is back with a lovely new video, this time for ‘Sparrow And The Wolf’. It would be a great, uplifting song if the chorus was not so sad: “I see no joy in this world,” he sings. Attempt at ‘music journalism: James Vincent McMorrow is like Mumford & Sons but […]

Yes, you read the headline right. James Vincent McMorrow, he of the soothing, otherworldly voice, has lent his vocals to Willow Smith’s ubiquitous and infectious ‘Whip My Hair’. He performed the track on Ray D’Arcy’s Today FM show yesterday. Luckily, you don’t have to hear too much of D’Arcy (one of the judges of the […]