Cosha gives us a pulsating glimpse into her upcoming debut Mt. Pleasant. Refreshing to listen to and alive with vivd sound, this single needs to be put on repeat.
Hallie constructs a slow-burn soundscape with ‘Remedy’. A single built upon a hazy, breathless mood, there’s a real sense of space and place to the alt-pop inflection of the music.
Unrelenting funk is the order of the day with Bantum’s brand new single ‘New Leaf’. The first single from his forthcoming E.P, this song is soaked in vibrant beats, rising synths and forward motion.
Dark Tropics dreamlike ‘Keep Searching’ is a sublime slice of pin-point pop-noir. Moving from one dynamically differing passage to another the music wraps itself neatly around a captivating vocal layer.
Taken from Local Boy’s Local Boy Helps Himself E.P, ‘Brain’ feat. Sick Nanley captures the slick sonic milieu of its parent record a highly contrasted beat and augmented harmonies.
Cast across a vivid, ambitious backdrop of widescreen production, Hex Hue’s powerfully layered new single ‘Aquiver’ has irrepressable sense of creativity to it.
Yinyang’s ‘Poison Darts / Boyish Charms’ growls out of the speakers with a gritty, brooding beat matched by unrestrained, raucous performance from the artist.
‘It’s Not Me’ is an indie-gem in the making. Rêves create a slice of jangled, melodically rich, hook-filled musicality with a single stays with you long after listening.
Emma Horan’s hazy new single ‘3 Words’, finds the artist delivering a shimmering pop sound surrounded by refreshing hooks and beats.
Cruel Sister’s sonically contorting single ‘My Forever’, is an abstracted, dreamlike offering alive with texture, tone and mood that engulfs the foreground and the background.
Inhaler knock it out of the park once again, with the swaggering ‘Who’s Your Money On? (Plastic House)’. A song that lives up to the band’s growing status and hype.
The angular, unrelenting post-punk milieu of Scattered Ashes’ ‘Parrellel Lines’ demands the attention. From the crashing growled backdrop to the pointed foreground the track is a must listen.
Reevah makes her return with the glistening alt-pop of ‘Daydreamer’. Lead by a captivating and hazy vocal performance, the song rises and falls with dynamic twists and turns.
Taken from J Smith’s forthcoming (…) And you chose not to laugh, ‘In The Death of Something Beautiful’ takes shape via a strong depth of field, tumbling beat and soaring vocal.
‘Something Special’ finds indie-pop duo All Tvvins delivering a fast-paced, kitchen-sink track that is ambitious and alive with vivid sounds and beats.
Pastiche continues her ascendancy with the gritty electro-pop of ‘Paraphernalia’. a song bursting with confidence and attitude, the artist latest offering is the perfect follow-up and progression to her previous single ‘Heaven’.
Set to a slow-burn, Amy Naessens’ alt-pop ballad ‘Nothing Like You’ finds it center through Naessens softly set performance and delicate songwriting.
Intricate in its design, ‘All The Time To Kill’ by Whozyerman? is a song with a foundation of invention and creativity, put through the prism of abstraction.
Olivia Burke’s highly-stylized new single ‘Anybody Else’ makes a lasting impression as the slick production, subtle harmonies and a precise central vocal.
Four Nights’ ‘Not This Time’ has a deep sense of space and sound. Cast across a powerful backdrop the song weaves a compelling trail of beats, hooks and dynamic hits.
The stylistic milieu of Carrie Baxter’s ‘I Wasn’t Looking For You’ featuring Jack Tyson Charles is hard to deny. A sleek soul track with a pair of vocal performance that match the moment.
Building patiently, Sky Altas’ ‘Stone’ rests upon a deep-seated foundation of musicality and layered weaving that makes for a compelling soundscape to delve into.
Alive with funk led flourishes, Enda Gallery’s ‘I Want Liberation’ is a tightly woven tapestry of genre blending, all-out production and style.
‘What Should I Write’ finds Saige delivering a heartfelt sound and song that rests upon a bedrock of deeply set vocal harmonies, distant textures and subtle atmospherics.
Fya Fox continues a run of stellar singles with the ambitious, building drama of ‘Sunset’. Featuring soaring vocal acrobatics, the production matches the performance every step pf the way.
With their new single ‘Clothes’, Elkin explore rape culture and victim blaming via a jolting angular pop beat, intricate vocal layering and raw lyricism.
Making a compelling introduction, Avelina’s ‘The Occult’ is a singular song filled with dark atmospherics, heightened tones, and ambitious production.
Hazy, ethereal and captivating, Leah Rose’s debut offering is makes a striking first impression with a cinematically edged song, deeply set and delicately crafted. A very promising beginning.
Set to a slow-burn, off-kilter beat, Nara’s ‘Venus De Milo’ has an instantly singular sound. Conveying the emergence of an exciting new artist, this track has a character and sound all of its own.
‘Envy’ marks the return of Elephant. A song of exposed lyricism, vivid musical interplay and introspective vocal performance, Elephant’s comeback is an instant indie-gem.
Maria Kelly’s intimate songwriting finds a home amongst the twinkling twlight sound of new single ‘eight hours’. Delicate in its performance and form, ‘eight hours’ is another compelling offering from Kelly.
The title-track from Conchúr White’s forthcoming Dreamers E.P, the songwriters latest offering makes for a compelling blend of cut dynamism, big builds and powerful vocals.
A stone cold punk-pop banger, Cherym’s ‘Listening to My Head’ is a short sharp shock of endless hooks, urgent guitar and slick songwriting.
Our second glimpse into Strange Boy’s debut offering Unholy / Holy, ‘Prayers’ finds the artist putting his outlook through a prism frantic wordplay and striking rawness above genre blending beats.
Enola Gay announce themselves with the rip-roaring, shuddered rumble of ‘Sofa Surfing’, a song that snarls and growls at the listener from beginning to end.
Rowan unleash the vibrant interplay and bustling frustration of ‘Everybody Talks’. The title track from the band’s upcoming E.P, ‘Everybody Talks’ takes sonic twists and turns in the blink of an eye.
Softly set alt-pop surrounds ‘Into The Woods’, the new single from Rue, a song with a spacious sense of reverb soaked hooks, harmonies and beats.
St. Bishop’s new single ‘Close’ takes shape via an intricate blend of beats and melody wrapped around an expansive alt-pop sound.
Delving further into the world of Saint Sister’s forthcoming sophomore When Should I End, ‘Manchester Air’ has a minimalist scope that centres itself around the duo’s captivating vocal weaving.
‘Give Me A Good Reason’ finds songwriter Susan O’Neill creating a texturally weighty music around her heart-wrenching vocal.
Ambitious, widescreen pop is the order of the day on Elkae’s ‘Distraction’. A vibrant offering, the single has strong musicality layered into a pin-point pop production.
Tolü Makay sets her soaring voice to a multi-textural backdrop on new single ‘Aye’. Moving from repose to release throughout, the track has sense of weight to each moment.
Liliana makes a stand-out introduction with the lush ‘What Are We Now?’, cast against a full-scale pop sound this debut makes a lasting impression of a young artist who has already found their sound.
A vivid, pulsating pop beat is at the core of Slaney’s sonically rich single ‘Love Is Like A Drug. With this highly-stylized track, Slaney once again identifies herself as a rising artist on the scene.
Sonically contorting, Just Wondering’s vivid ‘Bicycles’ is a song alive with invention and creativity, making for a truly unique listen.
A gritty collision of angular guitar and soaring brass, the jangled indie-pop of Skinner’s ‘Beer Me, Jim’ portrays a textural malaise that permeates throughout.
Our final glimpse leading into the release of Dani Larkin’s Notes for A Maiden Warrior, ‘Love Part Two’ portrays the engrossing atmospheric affectations that Larkin weaves with each song.
Awash with hazy moods and tones, the slow-burn pops and clicks of Varley’s ‘A Little Bit Funny’ are soaked in spacious atmospherics.
VJ Jaxson raucously realized melding of genre flourishes comes to the fore in ‘Kozy Kid’, a joyously inventive blend of beats and sounds.
Glistened retro neo-soul comes flowing out of the speakers on ‘Keep You Safe’, as BABA’s vocal acrobatics play into the music and songwriting perfectly.
Lisa Murray’s minimalist-pop sound makes for a entrancing listen on her new single ‘The Kind Of Girl’. Using space and impact, the song has a singular style to it.
RuthAnne’s subtly intricate single ‘Safe Place’ is a song wrapped in musically rich songwriting, stylish production and emotive performance.
A shining light in Wyvern Lingo’s Awake You Lie, ‘Don’t Say It’ is remixed by Jason Agel, adding a layer of summery electro-pop sheen to the song’s already lush sonic aesthetic. Wyvern Lingo will be hosting a live stream from the National Concert Hall in Dublin, as part of the NCH’s Sounding The Feminists summer season, at 8pm on Wednesday 23rd June.
‘Loving You’ marks the solo debut offering from Neil Dexter. Set to an ever expanding cavalcade of art-pop layering and forward moving synths, Dexter instantly creates a sound all of his own.