When you hear the lyrics of ‘More Time’, the first track on Eileen Gogan And The Instructions new album, ‘Under Moving Skies’, you know it’s by an Irish artist. Sure, you might argue, Eileen Gogan’s very name is a bit of a give away, but I think it goes further than that. There’s a certain melancholy to Irish music; you’ll hear it in The Cranberries, The Corrs, U2 – even more recent Irish artists such as Inhaler, Jedward, Columbia Mills, and Robert O’Connor have it. Kodaline has it. And Eileen Gogan has it in spades.
‘Under Moving Skies’ is the new album by Dublin based singer-songwriter Eileen Gogan. Featuring guest appearances from luminaries such as Sean O’Hagan, Cathal Coughlan, Damian O’Neill, Terry Edwards and Stephen Ryan (The Stars of Heaven, The Revenants, The Drays), it is self-produced by Eileen and showcases the skills of this talented artist.
The Coronas’ thirteen-year journey has definitely been unique. With a handful of multi-platinum selling albums and a huge fan base in their native Ireland, they were just about to embark on a 6 month world tour when a certain unfortunately named virus tried to spoil the party. Thankfully, the band are back with a new album, rescheduled dates and a point to prove.
Alt-pop artists Jedward are exactly what the doctor has ordered when it comes to relief from the cabin-fever we’re all experiencing because of the current COVID-19 lockdown situation. Sharing last night on Twitter, the duo announced that they will be releasing the music video for their song, Extraordinary’ next month, to be followed by the clip for ‘Teenage Runaway’.
Future West returns with new single, ‘Emergency’. The track was produced and recorded by the Dundalk Ireland basd artist (real name Francis Watters) at his home studio, and mixed by Peter McCoy and Pauric McCrum, of Orwells ’84. The track is set for release at 9pm tonight, 19 March, on Bandcamp and SoundCloud.