Month: June 2016

New Music: Ryan J

Ryan J is a kilkenny born singer/songwriter and he has just released his debut EP The New Dawn. The leading single from the EP is “Hold Tight” and features Ryan playing every element of the track. “Hold Tight” is a mellow piece of electronic music, combining folk elements with Ryan’s loop and adding layers of texture to create a really lovely vibe. Citing James Vincent McMorrow, Ryan Tedder, Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and James Morrison as influences. There is a subtle RnB aspect to “Hold On” and a hark back to early 2000’s that is neither simply...

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Rosa Nutty looks at the little things in “Sea Salt”

Rosa Nutty impressed with her debut EP “Bunny” last year and she has returned with new track “Sea Salt” released June 28th and celebrated with a launch in The Grand Social as well as an appearance at this weekend’s Castlepalooza. I don’t say this lightly, but after hearing “Sea Salt” I feel in Rosa Nutty we have found a new female Irish voice, a new expression and someone we will be talking about in years to come. As with her peers she is skillful with her melodies, creative with her harmonies and addresses the issues that she encounters. She...

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Dublin City Block Party

“No wellies required” if you are heading to Dublin City Block Party as it returns for 2 days to the Tivoli Gardens. Once you have gotten over the opening night on Friday events open 2pm Saturday where you can expect multiple outdoor & indoor stages, great food and drink, live graffiti and lots more. Acts performing over the two day events include Kelis, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Greg Wilson, Jape and Kelly-Anne Byrne with DJ sets while Nialler9 & Stevie G join forces once again for Vinyl Love. Remember you cannot bring alcohol or food on site. Opening...

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AboveDat release new single Dance On (feat Jesse Boykins III)

Review by Bobby Green A friend of mine once told me that you should never start a relationship in the summer because everyone looks nice and the sun just makes everything unrealistically enchanting. But I’m sitting here in my office with the rain belting down and the wind rattling the windows like only an Irish summer could and I’m falling in love with Cork’s very own AboveDat. Their smoove groove on this follow-up to last months wonderful “Addicted” will intertwine with your soulful flow and bring you to empyrean while you happily dance every step of the way. The...

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