This week’s round-up of the best new Irish music features big hitters Hozier, Dermot Kennedy and Fontaines DC frontman Grian Chatten previews his debut solo album with the release of ‘Fairlies’. Other notable names include Biig Piig and Matt Maltese’s collaboration ‘Coward’.

Plec Picks 2023 act and this week’s cover-stars 49th and Main¬† continue to impress with ‘Crash and Burn’ as do Bricknasty with their latest release ‘ducks ina row; It’s great to have soul singer Shiv back with ‘Heavy Water, while Rachel Mae Hannon takes aim at ‘The Boys’ with her latest fiery slow jam.

Badhands and Cian Nugent and Sample Answer deliver this week’s big album releases while Pier and Matt Grafton set sail on their careers with their debut singles ‘Hollow’ and ‘Puzzles Pieces.

And if that wasn’t enough to wrap your ears around there’s also new music from the likes of Chalk, Eiza Murphy, Mark Caplice, Lydia Ford, viOlet, Dave Nutty, Ben Pyne, Pagan,¬† Costello XII and Ezra Williams and Sammy Copley connect on ‘Until I’m Home’.

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Cian Nugent