Alt.rock doyenne Cat Dowling (top) – once of Babelfish and Alphastates – returns with a kick-ass Pixies-esque rock stomp that comes with a darkly comic video courtesy of Fergal Costello, shot in the Wicklow mountains.
Cork alt.pop crooner Rushes (top) takes a stroll near his native Skibbereen, county Cork and goes for a swim in his suit (a swim-suit?) in the video for the new single from his Glowchild album.
“I think the video depicts the narrative of the track: you’ve cut a connection but now you’re on your own. It’s like wearing the suit and yet having nowhere to go. I’m wearing my dad’s old suit, I found in the attic, but it felt right”.
The promo was filmed by Eddie O’Flaherty and Stephanie Naughter and edited by Rushes.
Calling all Retro ’90s synth pop fans: Budding Irish star Pure Grand aka Luke Faulkner (top) channels Erasure and The Lightning Seeds in his new single which bounces along joyously as it tells the tale of a tentative romance.
Pure Grand has also created visuals for fellow Irish LGBTQ acts Jack Rua and Babylamb and last December directed, shot and edited CMAT’s Christmas special livestream.
A bona fide star of the flourishing Americana scene, Rhiannon Giddens (top) has teamed up with Italian jazz virtuoso Francesco Turrisi on the album They’re Calling Me Home, which is already being hailed as a masterpiece.
The new single is their take on the folk standard O Death, with an incredible video produced and directed by Irish crankie roll artist Maeve Clancy, whose unfurled watercolour tapestry complements the music perfectly.
Van Morrison: Latest Record Project, Volume 1 reviewed by @edpotton — a lesson in funnelling frustration. "How refreshing, to hear a musician respond directly to the events of the past year as opposed to absorbing them into a general sense of ennui." https://t.co/PnQVqO4Cap
“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”
This quote from Cicero is found at the start of the video for the recent single by Keeley Moss (top)
The Dublin-based psychedelic dreampop artist is set to release a concept album about Inga Maria Hauser on the UK indie label Dimple Discs, with whom she has just signed a deal.
Inga was a German teenager who was murdered on holiday in Northern Ireland in 1988 and whose killers have never been brought to justice.
Keeley is also the author of a popular blog whose mission statement is to keep the memory of Inga alive. She deserves great credit for her Trojan work in shining a light on this heartbreaking human tragedy.
Keeley’s band includes Marty Canavan, Martin Fagan and Pete Duff. The Glitter And The Glue is the follow-up to last year’s single Last Words.