Sinéad O’Brien returns with the contorted wordplay and frayed jangled jolt of ‘Kid Stuff’. A brilliantly abstracted meld of post-punk and poetry, the song has a dynamic intensity matched by O’Brien’s scene stealing performance.
The delicate air of ‘Martha’ finds Maria Kelly returning with her subtle songwriting surrounded in gentle backdrop of indie-folk ambience and brought to the fore via Kelly’s slow-burn, introspective vocals. All which makes for a welcome comeback from the artist.
Sonically twisting alt-pop from Elkin, ‘Tuesday’ finds the duo delivering a highly-stylised track wrapped in electro production and textured by harmonies that blend with the song’s stylistic milieu.
Obscured and engrossing, Milk and Search Party Animal combine forces on the gritty electronic track ‘2’. Blending the pairs singular characteristics into one working soundscape, this single makes for a compelling gem that brings new sounds with each listen.
Deeply textured indie-folk fade and sways into focus on the stunning new single ‘Saltwater Song’ from Nicha. A captivating, twisting and turning track, Nicha’s dynamic performance builds throughout to great effect.
Katie Kim & Sean Mac Erlaine delve into the depth of deep dark soundscapes on the imposing ‘Empire One’, a song filled with distant atmospherics and long shadows that wrap around Kim’s isolating vocal.
A large-scale rumbling sound comes from Forty Foot’s ‘Zeros’, set against a unrelenting grunge wall of guitars the single meets it ambition with a sound to match.