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.
The Coronas, one of Ireland’s biggest and best-loved bands, are set for the worldwide release of ‘TRUE LOVE WAITS’, their first album in three years. The band’s long-awaited sixth album will be available via the band’s SoFarSoGood Records imprint, distributed by Blix Street Records, on May 29, 2020.
THUMPER catapult into 2020 unleashing a brand new lively single, ‘Ad Nauseam’, streaming from Fri 21st Feb. 2019 saw them release three singles “(You’re Bringing Me) Down”, “In My Room” and “AFL”, all of which received extensive UK radio support from Steve Lemacq, Huw Stephens, Daniel P. Carter, Kerrang! Radio & Radio X, as well as several Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, The Rock List and even a feature on E4’s Made in Chelsea.
Dublin quartet INHALER releases their new single ‘We Have To Move On’ today via Interscope Records. It’s the follow-up to their first single on the label, ‘Ice Cream Sundae’, which was released in September. The jubilant indie-rock of ‘We Have To Move On’ showcases the band’s way of combining sharp, hooky melodies with expansive, atmospheric brooding. Listen to ‘We Have To Move On’:
Late last year Jedward began offering their critically acclaimed 4th album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ in CD format. The demand for CDs, which were initially available for a limited time only with delivery before Christmas, was so high that the Dublin twins were compelled to offer a second wave, with a January delivery.
Now they’ve added a bonus package, in the form of a signed CD, plus two Polaroids, shot exclusively for each order.
Sobering anti-ballad ‘Honest Men’ is the third single from Janet Devlin’s upcoming concept album, ‘Confessional’, set for release in May, and has been self-penned by the 25-year-old Irish singer-songwriter. If ever a song was to speak so timely of its age then Janet Devlin’s ‘Honest Men’ is the shattered black mirror reflection these dark days deserve. As bleak as it is bewitching, and as stark as it is sorrowful, ‘Honest Men’ is the evidence that Janet has already lived more lifetimes than most.
We’ve had The Essential Advent Calendar for a few years now and usually when it comes to December 25 we summarise the songs we’ve featured over advent. This year is going to be different. It’s the end of the decade. When we go back to reality after the Christmas/New Year period, and work out how to remember how to write the date, it’s no longer going to be the 20-teens, we’ll have entered the 2020s. And ultimately, it’s up to us to decide whether it’s going to be a time of prosperity and positivity or not: will we have a Roaring 2020s, or will we just go along with whatever is given to us, accepting it as our lot in life, no matter how miserable it makes us feel?
New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) have announced extra tickets for their family friendly countdown spectacle – Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee – as tickets for George’s Quay are snapped up. Tickets for Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee on Custom House Quay will be available from Ticketmaster this Wednesday at 9am.