This week’s round-up of the best new Irish music sees Ham Sandwich return with their best album to date ‘Magnify’. Popical Island protagonist Pádraig Cooney, goes solo, delivering his debut album ‘Centuries of Learning’ – if you like any of his 9 bands you’re sure to love this. Meanwhile, 6th generation fiddler and bilingual singer Clare Sands, delivers her eponymous debut album.

Donegal’s NewDad took time out of their busty touring schedule to record their take on Charli XX’s ‘ILY2’, while The Mary Wallopers have shared a rerecorded version of fan favourite track ‘Cod Liver Oil and The Orange Juice’ which is set to appear on their upcoming debut album. Meanwhile, Pádraig Cooney’s Popical Island playmate Paddy Hanna has previewed his forthcoming release with ‘Nightmares’ – what can we say it’s an idiosyncratic week for new tunes.

Irish hip hop hotshots, Bricknasty, impress with their latest single ‘Ina Crueller’ (expect things from these guys in the next while), another act to keep an eye out for is F3mii (Fem-ee) who has hooked up with Crumlin’s coolest cat, KhakiKid, for ‘In My Head’.

It’s great to see Day_S return with ‘Therapy’, his first new song in a year.  New music from Jape is always a welcome thing so it’s great to see him hook up with Chósta on ‘That Object Spoke To Me’. This week’s other notable collaboration sees April join forces with Norwegian hotshot Jimi Somewhere for ‘Impossible’.

And if that wasn’t enough to check out there’s also new music from the likes of Modernlove. ViRE, Actualacid, Belters Only, Offica, Bedrooms, Emperors of Ice Cream, Loraine Club, VLLNS, Weston Loney, Banrion, Ears Have Walls, Ryan Sheridan, Ebben Phlöe, Ailsha, Winnie Ama and Zaska for your consideration. And the human volcano of song that is Laurie Shaw has uploaded a heft of his music to Spotify for the first time.

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Ham Sandwich

Pádraig Cooney

Clare Sands