Hak Baker Returns With ‘Cool Kids’ – It’s Been On Repeat All Day…

Back in 2017 I went to Eurosonic Festival in Groningen - it's a trip myself and friends try to make every year. It's the coolest showcase music weekend I've found and always throws up some special memories. One standout moment from 2017's event was Hak Baker's performance in a small old-fashioned school hall type venue... Continue Reading →

lavender Orchestrating Some Sketchy Deals in New Music Video

I was thinking about lavender again last week. As I scrolled through their Spotify releases for the twentieth time this year I realised they only had eleven minutes of music released altogether so far (Peppermint, Home:so:long, Constantly, Blue) . That's ridiculous. They've put me under a spell and I'm not the only one. The lads... Continue Reading →

The Sound Sniffer’s ‘Post’ Lockdown Mixtape #36

Another five events were held at the venue last week. Monday is a day for re-fuelling, re-charging and re-discovering the music that makes me smile. I'm physically exhausted from organising weddings here but this summer rush was predicted and thankfully it's passing by at a rapid pace. Things settle down again in October but until... Continue Reading →

Most Cherished Finds #1: Sun Shy Boy / Color of Home

Here is a new idea: let's push the brand new music to one side for a second and focus on the songs that have been on heavy rotation over the last twelve months. The 'Most Cherished Finds' feature will shine a bright light on the most precious songs that have become essential mainstays in all... Continue Reading →

A Fan Of Indie Music? If So, Take A Moment And Listen To Emerging Irish Duo ‘YAWA’

YAWA are an Irish duo worth keeping a close eye on if you are into an indie sounds sculpted for a beach/holiday playlist. Their sound is caught somewhere in-between the bubbly and vibrant style of early Two Door Cinema Club and the bass driven sound of Mystery Jets. The talented duo consists of Harry and... Continue Reading →

The Sound Sniffer’s Lockdown Mixtape #24

This series has been running all through Lockdown and is aimed at promoting the very best songs written during this turbulent era. Today is episode twenty-four and captures three new instrumental tunes of varied styles. The blog will be ramping back up to pre-lockdown levels as soon as things get back to normal but for... Continue Reading →

Old Man Davey – The Wonderful Debut Single From Caoivín

Over the last few years I've had a small little obsession with Dublin's musical brethren Ye Vagabonds and their rustic and gravelly vocal style. For me, legends like Ronnie Drew and Shane McGowan will be remembered eternally for their lifework - but in recent years, with the likes of the aformentioned Vagabonds supplying high end... Continue Reading →

Creativity in London: An Introduction To FAKE TURINS

I've been living in London for just over five years now and have seen lots and lots of creative things ranging from street art to bold architecture. I mean, this city is unrivalled as a place for creatives to flourish isn't it? When it comes to music though, I haven't quite seen anything like London... Continue Reading →

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