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It’s been a while since we heard from Patrick Freeman‘s solo venture – he’s been busy working with the Bonk, who released a super debut album recently. But Freeman’s still vexing, this time with ‘Reality TV’, proclaiming that he just wants to rock and roll, while taking aim at, well, reality TV stars, singing that […]

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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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Milky Teeth sees Robbie Barron, guitarist in the Cork-based bands Shaker Hymn and John Blek and the Rats, take centre stage for the first time. ‘Sleepiness and Weary Wit’, his debut single, sees him channel the Beatles for an upbeat soundtrack to the end of a relationship. The chorus: “I don’t get it at all, […]

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Myles Manley, that most idiosyncratic of musicians, from Sligo, is back with ‘Relax; Enjoy Your Night Upon The Town’. With a rarely spotted semi-colon in the title, the song proceeds at an increasingly paranoid pace. “They’re coming after me and then they’re coming after you,” he warns. The ‘relax’ of the song title sounds almost […]


Dublin four-piece Let’s Set Sail – Warren McCarthy, Ian Dunphy, Robert Molumby and Marian Hughes – have just unveiled ‘Canaries’, the first track taken from an EP they plan on releasing in 2017. They’ve been around a little while, releasing a couple tracks in summer 2015, and return with a madcap video that will leave […]

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Currently in the middle of an extensive European tour, which included gigs in Galway, Cork and Limerick last weekend, Marc O’Reilly has just unveiled a video for ‘Of Nothing’. Taken from Morality Mortality, his first release for Virgin Records/Universal Ireland (the album is out this Friday), the track showcases an emotionally wrought side of O’Reilly. […]


Cork five-piece Pale Rivers have just unveiled their debut single. ‘August 6th’ sounds big. Like really big. You can imagine the call-and-response choruses being a big moment live. However, there’s a bit of a Rear Window vibe about the “polaroids of the neighbourhood”, a place where “you don’t know me but I know you”. “Would […]

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Enemies are back. Yay. But they’ve announced they’re breaking up. Boo. It’s hard to know quite how to feel listening to ‘itsallwaves’, the opening track of the Kilcoole, Wicklow, band’s third – and final – album, Valuables (artwork above). It’s emotional. It’s anthemic. Reading the band’s statement, however, makes you feel like it’s for the […]


Brigid Mae Power‘s self-titled album is one of the records of the year, and ‘I Left Myself For A While’ might well be the most atmospheric song of 2016. Over little more than a couple chords and an incessant swirling drone, she takes your emotions around the wringer. “You remind me of who I am,” […]

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One of the highlights from their second album Age of Indignation, Dublin five-piece September Girls have revealed the video for ‘Catholic Guilt’. It’s a 360-degree video which is really cool. They say it’ll also work on a VR headset and Google Cardboard so it’d be like you’re standing in the middle of the room turning […]