The first Friday in July brings us good tidings in the form of new music from Fontaines D.C., Flecks, New Rules and Dathi.

Malaki continues his impressive run of collaborative singles this time utilising the silky voice of Gemma Bradley, while GoldenPlec Block Party alum Gemma Dunleavy makes a welcome return with Up De Flats.

Adam Garrett is the latest artist to release music via Uly’s vibe factory label andfriends. Lenii meanwhile, continues to make a case for being considered the best new Irish female act of 2020 with her latest single Mood Swings.

Mango X Mathman Whenyoung and Daniel Blume deliver remixes of Lonely Night, The Prayer and Heartbreaker. While King Pallas, MuRli and And So I Watch You From Afar deliver new EPs and The Winter Passing return with their new album, aptly titled ‘New Ways of Living’ for these strange times.

Irish hip hop is also represented by Evan Junior, Cooks, J.F.O. and C.O.B. If singer-songwriters are more your bag, we’ve got you covered with new tracks from KTG, Knoeline Keane, Lucy Gaffney, Cian Ducrot, Aislinn Logan, Ria Rua Mick Flannery, Joseph Kiernan, Kieran Ring and Co. Down’s Jack Devlin. There’s even a bit of as Gaeilge courtesy of IMLÉ.

It’s also bandcamp day. So, take your wallet over there and purchase some music to maximise the return to your favourite Irish artist.

As ever, if you want to be considered to be included in this playlist send us your music here.

The Winter PAssing

And So I Watch You From Afar

King Pallas


Elaine Mai

Jess Kav & Havvk