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Emmét McGonagle released his debut EP The Blame earlier this year. A Belfast-based singer-songwriter of the indie variety, McGonagle cites his chief influences as Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Keaton Henson and Villagers. Of all these inspirations, it’s Damien Rice...
The last few years have certainly been fruitful for Belfast based band Empty Lungs. On top of churning out several well-received EPs and singles since the start of 2013, members Mykie, Kev and Conor have conquered the crowds at a...
English Americana act A Different Thread first took shape several months ago when travelling guitarist Robert Jackson crossed paths with classical cellist Isaac Collider while performing on the street and decided that a team up was in order. Despite still...
A Calling from the Shore is the debut EP release for Ren, a Newcastle-based singer and songwriter with an affinity toward Ireland and Celtic influences. The EP, consisting of five tracks, tells a story of adventure, with the sadness of...
Electric Shore are a three-piece alternative / indie band from Ratoath, Co. Meath. They have released their three-track EP called Glass. On the first track, 'P.S', I felt that the instrumental was a bit disjointed. The intro to this...
Galway native Chris Haze is surely one of the most proficient performers to have shown up on the Irish music scene since the start of the decade. After unleashing his inaugural single to much ado in 2012, the industrious...
Our Brief Encounters is the debut EP from Blackpool's Blanket. When the first thing I read about Blanket is the term “post-rock”, I shudder instinctively. That dumping ground for onanistic guitar droning and songwriters who can’t write songs is...
British band The Final Clause of Tacitus originally came together a little over a year ago when Reading residents Matt Dunne, Tom Burden, Andy Silva and Luke Silver decided to join forces to forge their own singular assortment of...
This EP was recorded by Moonlands in a barn in battle with their producer. In other words, it’s their second EP. Comprising Lucy Elliott, Joel Brooks, Joel Frosh, Buster Stonham and Ayumi Konno, Moonlands have been hovering on the...
Carlow /Kilkenny trio Exiles formed in late 2015 and Red Lights is their debut EP. Darragh O’Connor (Guitar/Synths), Johnny Smee (Keys/Electronic Drums) and Jack O'Flaherty (Vocals/Guitar), combine electro pop with '80s guitars. Heavy on the Hall and Oates, the...
If you're a fan of BARQ or Miss Kate & The Higher State and you're hankering for more  expertly performed slick soul, then vinegar mother are the tonic for your woes. The New York / Connecticut based five piece...
English alt-rockers Forfeits began their career with a bang two years ago by engrossing gig-goers on stage at a sold out show in London’s illustrious Barfly venue before going on to win acclaim from the likes of Camden Radio,...