This week’s round-up of the bet new Irish music features Soda Blonde’s sweeping new album ‘Dream Big’, ‘Woof’ the stylish new collaboration from Kojaque and Biig Piig and’ Stay For Something’ the emotive new single from the 3Olympia’s new proprietor CMAT.

Dublin garage rockers Sprints preview their debut album ‘Letter to Self’ with the pointed ‘Up And Comer’, while Shiv returns with the vibey ‘Mother’ which is perfect listening for our Indian summer sunshine and Yunè Pinku delivers an unexpected reimagining of The Cranberries’ ‘Dreams’.

Fresh from a successful appearance at Electric Picnic, Nell Mescal bares her radio friendly ‘Teeth’, while Mayo’s finest Lydia Ford delivers her debut album ‘Faking It’ via new Irish imprint Bloom.  Indie popsters Milk. deliver ‘I Think I’ve Lost My Number Can I Have Yours?’ the laid back lead single from their upcoming EP, while Robert Grace’s hugely successful single ‘Casper’ gets the remix treatment from Kilkenny breakthrough act 49th and Main.

Elaine Malone delivers much more than a pyrrhic victory with the release of her sophisticated debut album, while I Have A Tribe delivers his finest moment of 2023 in the form of the quirky ‘Sunshine’. Meanwhile, Irish music stalwart Danny Carroll delivers his debut solo single ‘Affection’. Valerie Rose meanwhile continues to introduce us to her world with the perfectly timed September.

There’s echoes of Florence Welch on Lyra’s new mid-tempo pop offering Lovers, while Daire Patel exposes his softer side on new ballad ‘Alone With You’. Irish hip hop heavyweight Offica returns with the reflective ‘Living Proof’ and Plantain Papi stakes a claim with ‘Vela Cinderella’ while our favourite blow in Skull The Pierre finds himself in another ridiculous situation on ‘200g of Protein’.

Sarah McCreedy, Orian, Conor Furlong, New Atlas, Bradley Marshall, Holly Munro, Kingfishr, Niall McDowell, Ouida, Taylor D, FL Breezy and Headsgone and Sarah Miller.

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Soda Blonde

Elaine Malone

Lydia Ford

New Atlas