In A Lifetime: We Ask Johnny Lappin About His Life, Career, And Music Publishing

Following on from her review of his new book, ‘In A Lifetime – From Hozier To U2’, Lisa took the opportunity to send over a few questions to legendary Irish music publisher Johnny Lappin to ask him about his book, and his career.

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Johnny Lappin – ‘In a Lifetime – From Hozier To U2’

Johnny Lappin takes us through his incredible career and educates us along the way about the Irish music industry, in his new book, ‘In A Lifetime – From Hozier To U2’, in bookshops today.

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Gothic Splendour Abounds In Marianas Trench Album ‘Phantoms’

Opening with the sublime ‘Eleonora’, ‘Phantoms’ is the fifth studio album from Vancouver pop-rock quartet Marianas Trench.

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10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Creates New Videos For 10cc Concerts

Is this a 10cc reunion? Well, sort of…. Former band member and legendary director Kevin Godley has created 2 new videos for Graham Gouldman’s touring version of 10cc. This is not the first time the two founding band members have collaborated. Godley and Gouldman created some fascinating new music back in 2006 under the guise GG/06, in which the track used for one of the videos “Son of Man” was created.

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Otherkin Bury The Past With Brand New Single, ‘Tombstone’

Dublin rockers return with their brand new single, ‘Tombstone’, the first release since their 2017 debut album, ‘OK’. The track showcases a new sound for the band, and has been a co-production between Otherkin and Steve Dub, best known for his work with The Chemical Brothers. It was recorded at The Toy Rooms in Brighton, UK, and mixed by Jolyon Vaughan Thomas, who’s worked with Royal Blood, Slaves, and U2.

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Colossal Boss – ‘Thinkin’ And Drinkin”

Colossal Boss is ‘Thinkin’ And Drinkin” in their new single, with soaring guitar riffs, tight instrumentals, and raw organic vocals. The band has spanned over a decade, and takes among their influences the likes of Aerosmith, Black Crowes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and U2, melting them all into a great big blend of hard rock, classic rock, soul, and a tiny touch of country.

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Broke Royals – ‘Bad Chemicals’

Broke Royals broke ground with their previous singles, ‘As Long As I Can See’, and ‘Higher’, sending them down a path intersecting soaring pop rock songwriting, skilled production, and emotionally charged lyrics. Their latest track, ‘Bad Chemicals’, continues along that road.

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Independent Music Collective, Tentmakers Release New Single ‘Science Faith Emptiness’

Independent Music Collective, Tentmakers, make music that can best be described as “Alternative Christian”. The group, from the US, released their most recent single, ‘Science Faith Emptiness’, on November 16.

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Rofi James Release New EP ‘Helium’ Ahead Of Live Performances

We first met Rofi James at Easter, when they were performing at the inaugural Irish Music Party Showcase, held at Dublin’s world famous Workman’s Club. Now the pop/rock band from Galway have released their 5 track debut EP, ‘Helium’, following on the success of their previous releases, ‘Fool For Your Love’, ‘Open Eyes’, and most recent single, ‘Reason’.

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NYT FOXES – ‘Giants’

NYT Foxes is the solo project of Ben Lovas, a singer songwriter from Hungary. YT Foxes’ track, ‘Giants’, follows on from his previous releases, ‘Found’, and ‘Circles’. It’s strong and punchy, and the feel-good pop sound will appeal to just about everyone.

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Les Stroud – ‘How Long’

Les Stroud is probably best known to people from his hit TV show, ‘Survivorman’, which aired on Discovery Channel, and Science Channel. His love for the environment is never in doubt on his show, and he takes this commitment to his music as well, in his latest single, ‘How Long’. The song is accompanied by a video which, assisted by filmmaker, painter, and illustrator Matt Mahurin, sees Stroud issue a challenge to viewers to wake up and take action, before it’s too late.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Inhaler And Talks About Music, Their Future, And The Elephant In The Room #IrishMusicParty

Four piece Dublin rock band Inhaler formed in 2016 and have released one single, ‘I Want You’. With inspiration including the likes of Joy Division and The Stone Roses, the band have a strong yet laid back musical style and are known for their powerful stage presence.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: Matt LeGrand

Today’s Essential Weekly Playlist comes from Matt LeGrand, who we’ve covered before in August with his song, ‘All Good’, and his Christmas cover of the Stevie Wonder song, ‘What Christmas Means To Me’.

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Essential Advent Calendar: Janelle Nadeau – ‘Star of Night’

Vancouver harpist Janelle Nadeau has released her a seasonal album, ‘Star Of Night’. The acting principal harpist with the Vancouver Opera, Janelle has performed with everyone from Diana Krall to Kanye West. The album comprises her take on ten classic Christmas songs.

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DAZE RUN AWAY – Frontman Guy Chadwick Gives The Inside Story On The House of Love Ahead Of Their Headlining Show At Indie Daze 4

Singer-songwriter Guy Chadwick and his guitar hero sidekick Terry Bickers were being mentioned in the same breath as The Smiths creative partnership of Morrissey and Johnny Marr.

Yet just as they were at the apogee of their powers, it all started to go wrong.

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Depeche Mode Release Anton Corbijn Directed Video For ‘Cover Me’

Depeche Mode have debuted the video for their new track, ‘Cover Me’. The iconic, multi-platinum selling artists have always placed great emphasis on the…

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