On to this week’s roundup of the best new Irish music. ASIWYFA returns with their most ambitious album to date “Jettison”, read our review here, and Yenkee returns with a career-best release in the form of a new EP “Yen” and pop duo Blondmodel kick off their career with their debut album ‘Doom, Gloom & Cheap Perfume’.
Paddy Hanna revels in the bloody luxury of a New York Sidewalk in his first new track in 2 years, Sinead O’Brien previews his debut album with Holy Country. David Holmes’ collaboration streak with Raven Violet continues with It’s Over, If We Run Out Of Love. Modernlove independent popsters. deliver the upbeat anthem Follow You, while NI’s JC Stewart goes rosemantic on Love Like That.
Fontaines DC takes aim at the Irish political classes on I Love You which sees the band refer to many uncomfortable truths about Irish society, including our ability to sweep things like the Tuam Mother and Baby Home scandal under the rug.
After winning a Music Moves Europe award, Denise Chaila leads the pack in hip/R’N’B releases this week with Untitled/Fantastic. Aby Coulibaly continues to impress with On My Ones. Limerick’s Harris keeps it low-key and airy on South, while Ugolino mixes jazz into the equation with Three Stripes
All this plus new tracks like 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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