Tag: Dublin

Aural Air – ‘The Torpor of Minds’ (EP review)

Aural Air – ‘The Torpor of Minds’ (EP review)

Aural Air, a.k.a. Dublin-based singer-songwriter Laura Rai, is a recent arrival on the indie scene. Although she’s been playing music for several years, Laura has only recently started releasing it to the world and spent the past year playing a number of live shows while releasing a couple of well-received singles. Her debut EP, The Torpor of Minds, drops in […]

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Otherkin’s fast and furious ‘OK’ (album review)

Otherkin’s fast and furious ‘OK’ (album review)

As U2 are set to release their fourteenth studio album, Songs of Experience, later this autumn, it’s time to ask the question, “Who is Dublin’s next great band?” Is there a band out there that possesses the same energy and thoughtful songwriting of U2’s youthful days, when records like Boy, War, and The Joshua Tree were part of political and […]

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Bonzai – “Sleepy Hungry” EP

Bonzai – “Sleepy Hungry” EP

Let’s get this out of the way – Sleepy Hungry, the second EP by 19-year old Bonzai, is one of the most innovative and remarkable albums I have heard since FKA Twigs’ LP1. It is unlike anything you’ll hear this year, as the young resident from Dublin has created an album that combines multiple genres in a quick 25 minutes. […]

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Saint Sister – “Madrid” EP

Saint Sister – “Madrid” EP

This year has witnessed the rise of ethereal folk music, which sees artists apply subtle electronic textures with the intimacy of folk music. The popularity of this genre can be attributed to artists realizing that electronic music can emotionally move an individual and that a song’s lyrics can still be the driving force behind any genre. Earlier this year, Milk […]

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Sample Answer – “Good Boy”

Sample Answer – “Good Boy”

Location: Dublin, Ireland Members: Sample Answer is Maurice O’Connor. For those who like: City in Color, Samm Henshaw, Ed Sheeran Our take: In hearing “Good Boy”, it’s difficult to not compare Maurice O’Connor – a.k.a. Sample Answer – to Canadian star Dallas Green – a.k.a. City in Color. Their music is acoustic-driven yet can be uplifting and euphoric. However, where O’Connor differs is that […]

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Sorcha Richardson – “Petrol Station”

Sorcha Richardson – “Petrol Station”

  Despite the concrete and the chaos, Brooklyn and New York City have always drew people in for its eccentric and eclectic neighborhoods and people, the diverse cultures that reside in small confines, and, of course, the music. Sorcha Richardson is another person who has made the Big Apple home. The native of Dublin, Ireland moved to NYC to study, but five years […]

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Cry Monster Cry – “Atlas”

Cry Monster Cry – “Atlas”

  One of the first bands to grace the Weekend Showcase was Cry Monster Cry, the project of Richie and Jamie Martin. In January, they had released “Postcards”, a lovely folk-pop tune. They’ve followed that up with “Atlas”, a combination of indie-folk and Americana with its subtle euphoria and soothing melodies. The single is actually from the Dublin duo’s debut […]

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