This week’s round-up of the best new Irish music features debut albums from husband and wife duo Driven Snow, Donegal’s Without Willow, Dublin rockers Def Nettle and ex-Immediate frontman turned artist David Hedderman.

Big hitters with new tunes this week include Niamh Regan, Gavin James, Cosha, Hermitage Green and Alex Gough while The Scratch pay tribute to the late great Shane MacGowan with a cover of Sally MacLennane, but this week is primarily dominated by-up-and-coming artists.

Coverstars Gurriers return with the frantic new single Des Goblin, as heard on BBC1 & 6 (that’s just showing off lads), while Lucy McWilliams previews her debut EP ‘Third Second Chance’ with the Weezer-esque Old Ways. Belfast duo Dea Matrona return with Stuck On You, the lead single from their forthcoming debut album.

Tallaght rapper Curtisy and F3miii lead this week’s hip hop tracks with Lower Your Hopes and LOSTWITHOUTMARIA (why you screaming bro?), there’s debut releases from Burnt Gem and DUG, while Really Good Time and Onion Boys prove why they are among the most hotly tipped acts in the country right now with Retreat to the Cubicle and Wine Melody.

Ria Rua’s Asking For It gets the remix treatment from the greatest head of hair in Irish music Arveene. Lucy Gaffney looks to build on an impressive 2023 with the release of new single Big Love and much fancied new act Elaphi deliver their second single All I Ask.

There’s also new tracks from Boyfrens, JaXson, Nerves, Black Pope, Tracy Gallagher, Kid V, Kel, Death Milkshake, R.L Beats and Sinead White and Unscannable.

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Driven Snow

Without Willow

David Hedderman

Def Nettle