On this week’s round-up of the best new Irish music. ASIWYFA return with their most ambitious album to date ‘Jettison’ read our review here, and Yenkee returns with a career best release in the form of new EP ‘Yen’ and pop duo Blondmodel kick off their career with debut album ‘Doom, Gloom & Cheap Perfume’.
Paddy Hanna revels in the bloodstained luxury of a New York Sidewalk in his first new track in 2 years, Sinead O’Brien previews her debut album with Holy Country. David Holmes collaborative streak with Raven violet continues with It’s Over, If We Run Out Of Love. Indie popsters Modernlove. deliver upbeat anthem Follow You, while NI’s JC Stewart gets rosemantic on Love Like That.
Fontaines D.C. take aim at the Irish political classes on I Love You which sees the band reference many uncomfortable truths about Irish society including our ability to sweep things like the Tuam Mother and Baby Home scandal under the carpet.
Fresh from picking up a Music Moves Europe award Denise Chaila leads the pack of hip/R’N’B releases this week with Untitled/Fantastic., Aby Coulibaly continues to impress with On My Ones. Limerick’s Harriis keeps it low key an breezy on South, while Ugolino blends jazz into the equation with Three Stripes
All this plus new tracks from the likes of Junk Drawer, Big Love, Red Eye Parish, 1000 Beasts, Ryan Mack, Sarah Hickey, Ye Vagabonds, Matt McGinn, Aoife Carton, Elliott Crampton, Elgin, Host, Walk The Dance, Gareth Freiheit, Kid Apollo and Dirty Dreamer.
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